PE and Sport Premium
About the PE and sport premium
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.
The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and Sport Premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.
Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools’ work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools delivering a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. Schools should consider how they use their PE and Sport Premium to support this.
(From the DfE Website)
How we use the PE and sport premium at Bisley C of E Primary School
At Bisley we strive to use the premium to provide sustainable improvement to our PE and sports offer. Here is a brief example of some of the areas we have spent out PE and sports premium since 2016:
- installing an outside gym which children can access during PE lessons, sports clubs, break times, lunchtimes and after school,
- marking an additional training netball court to encourage lower Key Stage 2 to take part in netball
- installing bike and scooter racks to encourage healthy travel to school for all
- purchasing equipment for PE lessons, with separate equipment for active breaktimes and lunchtimes
- funding specific sports coaches to work alongside our teachers and offer additional active lunchtimes
- installing two Anomaly pods to encourage children, especially those less active, to move at break and lunchtimes
- installing artificial grass so that children can access active breaks outside no matter the weather
- installing a challenge track with a timer for children to challenge themselves actively at break and lunch
- installing three active game boards e.g. tic tac toe to encourage active break and lunch
- funding our participation in WASPS so that we can compete in Level 2 and 3 competition www.wokingprimaryschools.co.uk
PE and sport premium 2018 -2019
Please click on the following link to see how we have spent the PE and sport premium in 2018/19 in more detail:
Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium Bisley 2018-2019