PE and Sports Premium
Sports at our school
Our specialist sports coach (Mr Neil Atkins), is in school one afternoon per week and one morning, to teach games to all our children in Reception/KS1/2. This is allowing us to raise the profile of PE - developing further the quality of teaching and learning within our broad, rich and engaging PE curriculum and running sports competitions across our school and local schools.
In addition, this enables us to develop the quality of sports played and increases the participation of pupils in sports and games through our after school clubs which are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our pupils take part in a range of local school games competitions and events throughout the year, including opportunities offered from the Melton Sports Partnership and the Vale of Belvoir.
In addition to high quality sport, PE and movement, the children also participate in Play Leader training, Fundamental Movement, gymnastics and swimming.
For more information, please see our curriculum section.
Children across the school have weekly swimming lessons during the spring term, although due to the COVID-19 Pandemic children did not complete their full swimming programme of lessons as well as their assessments for specific levels. One of our teachers plus a team of assistants and family members help with supervision to the Leisure Centre in Melton Mowbray, where there are two pools for all abilities. The children are taught by fully qualified swimming instructors. Children work towards specific targets and are rewarded with certificates when they complete each stage. Competent swimmers are taught aspects of personal survival, whilst new swimmers are sensitively encouraged to feel safe in the water before learning correct strokes and water skills.
Sadly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to offer swimming lessons last academic year so the information below represents assessments prior to that.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Number of Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Number of Year 6 cohort who can use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
Number of Year 6 cohort who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements, but we haven’t used it in this way to date.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide substantial primary school sport funding.
This 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The aim of this funding is to improve lifestyles and tackle obesity and other health related issues.
Please click on the document/s below to find detailed information about how we plan to spend the Sports Premium and what the impact has been (or will be).