PE Intent & School Sports Premium Funding

Intent for Sport and Physical Education

Our school aims to provide all children with a broad, high quality and relevant physical education. Through a well-structured and progressive school curriculum we enable all children to develop and challenge their knowledge, skill and understanding. Our curriculum ensures skills are developed through the following topics: dance, invasion games, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activity, swimming, athletics, net and wall games and striking and fielding games.

In addition to this it is essential that children develop an understanding of a healthy lifestyle and make connections between physical health and a healthy mind with the vision that children will continue to adopt a healthy lifestyle into their adult life. This is promoted at school throughout the day during curriculum teaching time, break time, lunch time and wellbeing time. Our children learn the importance of living an active lifestyle, encouraging them to eat healthily and develop a healthy mind and body.

We aim to teach this through our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. The PE scheme of work progressively builds key knowledge, skills and techniques which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for pupils.

All children in Key Stage 2 receive two hours of physical education a week. These lessons are delivered either by class teachers or by our specialist PE teacher and sports coach, who has expert subject knowledge and are extensively trained in the areas of the curriculum that are taught.

The areas covered in the PE curriculum for EYFS and Key Stage 1 focus on the development of fundamental movements through multi-skill lessons. Throughout the lessons the children are set individual and group tasks in order to develop additional skills such as team work, communication and leadership. These skills are then developed in more specific topics throughout Key Stage 2. Here the children have the chance to revisit and build on the knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the previous key stage and use them across a large variety of sports. Children are also challenged to think, create and solve problems whilst working as a team and individually within competitive and non-competitive environments. This enables children to develop and experience different roles within a team and recognise the importance of each role.

Whilst developing their physical ability children are progressively introduced to theoretical information such as key muscles, bones and the effects of exercise and activities.

We actively encourage every child to involve themselves in daily physical activity and offer a range of activities, sports and experiences to engage every child’s interest.  Our school is fully inclusive and we value the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.

School Sports Premium Funding 

Having researched how best to spend this money to ensure it has a long-lasting impact, we have decided to invest several thousand pounds in the professional development of teachers at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come.

Alongside this we will be inviting sports coaches, in various sports into the school to inspire our children and up-skill our staff team.

Please see the attachment below to view our report showing how our 'Sports Premium Funding' has been spent and the difference this has made to our school.

Due to the impact of school closure during the Covid 19 pandemic aspects of the Sports Premium Funding plan were not completed or implemented.  These plans were developed in the new school year's plan for 2020 -2021and funding carried forward to make this possible. 

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