The government is continuing to provide additional funding for the academic year 2021-22 to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is direct to schools to be spent with the following aims:
• Increasing participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.
• Increasing participation and success in competitive school sports.
• Making the physical education curriculum more inclusive.
• Expanding the growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities.
• Improving partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners.
• Finding links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills.
• Making pupils more aware of the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.
Sports Premium Grant 2021-22:
For the financial year April 2021- March 2022 Livingstone Primary School has received £17,550 to improve the quality of PE and sport. There is also a carry forward of £6057 from previous years, making a total of £23,607. The grant will be used to:
- Employ a specialist PE coach who is employed in all the local schools. This structure means that she will coach the same sport each half term in all schools and then set up local competitions in order to increase participation and success.
- Improve our equipment and resources for teaching PE.
- Pay for professional development of teaching staff.
- Provide funds for wellbeing and mental health support for children and families who require any additional support and strategies.
- Pay for top-up swimming lessons for children in Year 5 and 6 who have not reached the National Curriculum expectations after statutory swimming provision.
- Improve our active playtimes through playground resources and markings.