Primary Schools' PE & Sports Premium Funding
At Moor Park Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. We aim to develop the children's physical literacy where they are encouraged to be passionate, motivated and successful. We aim to develop crucial skills and attributes which are required for children's long term future. We promote a healthy, active lifestyle, which will equip children for life long participation in physical activity. We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which enthuses, inspires and embeds Moor Park's key values so that children can fulfil their potential and become the best they can be.
Our Primary School PE & Sports Funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, providing Change4Life opportunities and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the PE & Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £320 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive around £18000 over the next two years. Here at Moor Park we will be receiving a total of £18000. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
- Providing lunchtime activities to ensure that pupils work towards spending 30min active each day
Our 3 Year Strategy Document for PE & Sport
We have developed a 3 year strategy document to outline the key developments that we need to address to move PE and School Sport forward. The document sets out how we are aim to achieve the following:
- Improve the standard and confidence of PE teaching across the whole school, resulting in high quality PE lessons
- Improve physical literacy
- Improve health and well-being for life long participation
- provide high quality opportunities which promote sportsmanship and key values
- Provide leadership experiences
Evaluation of PE & Sport Premium Spending 2019-22
Our evaluation of the first year of our strategy can be found here. This contains information about the spending of the PE & Sport Premium for 2019-2020 which totalled £19,241.
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. In accordance with the National Curriculum, schools must proviide swimming instruction in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.
The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example: front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Moor Park Primary School Swimming data for 2019-2020
Number of children who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Number of children who can use a range of strokes effectively
Number of children who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Number of children in the cohort = 48
9 children = 19%
5 children = 10%
30 children = 62%
Please note that this data includes the first lockdown period during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Some of the 2019-2020 PE & Sports Premium funding was used to take Year 6 pupils who had not reached the 25m requirement to the swimming pool for additional swimming lessons.