Primary P.E. & Sports Premium
What is the P.E. and Sport Premium?
All children and young people should live healthy active lives. Schools have a key role to play in achieving this aim. This is particularly true of primary schools where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity are embedded. All children should have equal access to high-quality PE provision and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. Academic achievement can improve in school because of the benefits children can gain.
The Government provides additional funding for schools to improve the provision of Physical Education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools. This funding is called the P.E. and Sport Premium.
How should schools use the funding?
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of P.E. and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:
develop or add to the P.E. and sport activities that their school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made to the quality of P.E., sport and physical activity provision now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools should prioritise P.E. and sport premium spending to improve in the following 5 key areas:
increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching P.E. and sport
increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport
raising the profile of P.E. and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement
offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils
increase participation in competitive sport
Statement of Intent
It is our intent that all pupils leaving Yardley Primary School are physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. To achieve this, we have set up a plan for P.E. and sport in our school, incorporating the P.E. and Sport Premium funding.
The professional development our staff receive with have a lasting impact on their teaching of P.E. As a school we will be able to continue to deliver high quality P.E. lessons after the funding has ended due to the upskilling of our staff. The continuing elevation of the profile of P.E. and sport in school ensures that it will always be given a high priority and will play a key part in helping our pupils achieve healthy lifestyles. Competitive sport continues to establish itself as a key element within P.E. and sport in our school, with it now taking place within curriculum lessons and regularly outside of school. The relationships built with other schools and agencies through this are now able to continue after the funding has ended.
Find below our current P.E. and Sport Premium plan for this academic year.