Sports Funding

The PE and Sports Premium Grant paid to primary schools is across the academic year, not the financial year.  This is paid in 2 amounts 5/12ths and 7/12ths.

We employ specialist sports coaches to deliver our weekly PE sessions which are matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum.  Our specialist coaches work alongside our teaching staff to enhance their skillset and confidence in delivering solidly good weekly PE sessions.  Our sports coaches help to plan and run our annual Sports Day which all children participate in.

We often invite a range of dance, gym and drama specialists in to further enhance our PE provision as draw on the expertise from our current staff to ensure the children gain from a wide range of different activities.

Our community run football club offers children the opportunity to engage in competitive sports against other teams across the County.  In addition, in order for children to benefit from County run Bikeability training and have the balancing skills to ride a bike, we use our sports funding to ensure all children in years 5 and 6 can participate.

Swimming

Swimming lessons ran from September 2019 to 18th March 2020 on a weekly basis as per our normal practice.  All of our Year 6 cohort for 2018/19 met the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres and use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. In addition, five Year 5 pupils met the national curriculum requirement in December 2019 ahead of time.  As of the 23rd March 2020, due to Covid 19, swimming lessons ceased.  At that point, our predictions were that over 50% of the year 3 cohort would pass at Easter.