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PE and Sport Premium

Most schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Most primary schools receive this financial support to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is 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

For example, a school can use their funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

A school cannot use the funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)

 

At Dunster First School, we are hugely proud of the long history of our pupils taking part in sporting activities, and of our extensive range of activities positively engaging every individual in, what will hopefully become, life long healthy habits- as well as possible career aspirations!  Our young Sports Leaders work with our PE Lead, Mr James, to ensure this provision is well received by all pupils.  Regular awards are shared in assembly for: achievement, sports-person-ship behaviours, perseverance and effort. 

 

IMPACT: We are very proud to note that 100% of our pupils engage in a sporting activity and 95% are engaged in an extra curricular club or opportunity.

We are also very proud of the achievements of our clubs and our groups with multiple sporting successes including at local and national level.

 

Most importantly to us we want our pupils to experience a wide range of sporting and fitness activities so that they develop a life long learning for fitness and sport that helps them to grown into healthy adults.  Our student parliament noted that pupils feel very positive about sport and enjoyed the recent wake and shake morning that the whole school took part in with 1610 to mark a special moment in our sporting calendar.  Pupils have also noted that they feel the school offers a wide range of opportunities so that there is 'something for everyone.'

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