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. The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with 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.
At Newquay Primary Academy we are making use of this funding to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
- Providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children.
- Encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes.
- Establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered.
- Adopting an active mile initiative.
- Raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school able to swim.
2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:
- Encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school (such as ‘sport leader’ or peer-mentoring schemes).
- Embedding physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active break times and active lessons and teaching.
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:
- Providing staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across our school.
- Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities.
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils, for example by:
- Introducing new sports and physical activities (such as dance, yoga or fitness sessions) to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities.
- Partnering with other schools to run sport activities and clubs.
- Providing more (or broadening the variety of) extra-curricular activities after school in the 3pm to 6pm window, delivered by our school or other local sport organisations.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:
- Increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
- Organising, coordinating or entering more sport competitions or tournaments within our school or across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations.
Our PE & Sport Premium Strategy can be downloaded here.
It includes details of:
- How much PE and sport premium funding we received for this academic year.
- A full breakdown of how we will spend the funding this year.
- The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
- How we will make sure these improvements are sustainable.