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PE & Sport Premium

Primary PE & Sports Premium - Introduction

The Government has dedicated over £450 million upon improving the quality of physical education and sport within all UK primary schools from 2013-2016. The funding is also allotted to address the improvement of children’s healthy lifestyles with provision also made towards promoting other aspects of learning that impact upon health and well-being.

The funding is ring fenced and can only be spent upon initiatives that benefit the improvement of active healthy lifestyles. Schools can choose what they want to spend their grant upon but are accountable for ensuring that the Premium is spent appropriately. Both Department of Education and Ofsted have issued the mandatory requirement that schools must publish evidence online of their annual spend and impact.

In 2014 Prime Minister David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sports Premium until 2020. In July 2017 the DfE confirmed the doubling of the PE and Sports Premium this has been confirmed to continue for 2018-19.

Hayes Primary PESS Premium Objectives:

  • Promote children’s knowledge and understanding of the short and long term benefits of fitness and exercise
  • Raise teachers’ skills, knowledge and understanding with the delivery of PE & Sports
  • Involve qualified, specialist sports coaches in PE & Games lessons to support the mentoring of non-specialist teaching staff
  • Improve PE and sports resources within our school
  • Organise and run inter and intra sport competition events and increase participation within the Sainsburys’ Schools Games initiative
  • Support and involve the least active children within additional curricular and extra-curricular learning opportunities
  • Address the needs and interests of gifted and talented children
  • Develop regional community sport club links as a means of providing a pathway for sporting continuity and progression
  • Promote whole school ethos of active healthy lifestyles
  • Achieve high quality practice and sustainability within all identified pursuits

DfE Vision Statement September 2015

All pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvements in the quality of PE & Sport in primary schools against 5 key indicators;

  1. The engagement of all pupil in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5-18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day of which 30 minutes shall be at school.
  2. The profile of PE & Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE & sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increase participation in competitive sports