“All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement”.
We are using our allocated funding to provide our students with opportunities that they may not have had the chance to participate in previously. We will be using our highly skilled PE staff to deliver in-house sessions, and also using sports professionals to come in and deliver quality sessions to develop our student’s resilience, confidence, social skills, and practical ability.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer Guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
- The profile of PESSPA being 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
PE Sport Premium Funding Report