The government is continuing to provide additional funding for the academic year 2020-21 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 2020-21:
In the academic year 2020-21 our school will have access to £17,400 in Sports Premium. 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.
- Provide access to holiday clubs run by an experienced sports coach to all of our KS2 children.
- 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.
- Provide half funded additional swimming lessons in the evenings and weekends to increase the number of children who reach national curriculum expectations.
- Pay for top-up swimming lessons for children in Year 5 who have not reached the National Curriculum expectations after statutory swimming provision.
- Improve our active playtimes through playground resources.
- Invest in balance bikes and trikes to build gross motor and co-ordination skills.
- Pay for planters for growing vegetables to support children in their understanding of the benefits of healthy eating as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
- Enter teams in a wider range of competitive sport.
- Obtain evidence to apply and maintain our school's 'School Games Silver Award'.