Sports Premium funds have helped provide an amazing all weather running track at St James Primary in Elstead. Set within the large playing field, the track will allow the children’s daily mile to continue easily throughout the winter months. The design ensured sufficient width for wheelchairs, improving access to their Wild Area, situated at the end of the sports field.
PE & SPORTS PREMIUM
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 and must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that they should use the premium to:
develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Our schools are looking for improvement across:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
Some of the collaborative ways we use this funding are:
by providing staff with professional development, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
by partnering with other schools to run sports activities
by employing Sports Coordinators from our secondary schools to run additional sports competitions and festivals which children across the Learning Partnership can enter.
To find out more about how individual schools are using their PE and sport premium funding, take a look at their websites. All schools must publish online details of :
the amount of premium received
a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
the impact the school has seen on children’s PE and sport participation and attainment
how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.