What is the ‘Sport Premium’?
The sports premium is a budget that the Government introduced for schools to improve the Physical Education (PE) facilities and provisions put in place in order for children to receive a range of high level PE. The funding is currently worth £150 million per year and is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In February 2014, the Government committed to continue the funding until 2020.
Schools have been given the opportunity to spend this money as they see fit, ensuring all details are kept about the provisions that are put in place within each academic year. We are required to include details about our sports provision on our website, so that parents and members of the community can see the sport provisions available within our school. From 2018 we are also required to report on the number of Year 6 children who have met the required standard of being able to swim 25m unaided. This information can be found in the Sport Premium Strategy Statement.
Our aim for PE at Old Fletton Primary School
We aim for all pupils leaving Old Fletton Primary School to have been actively challenged and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle. All children in Lower School and Upper School are taught a range of drills and sporting activities, plus opportunities to engage in extra-curricular PE and sport. In addition to this, we encourage active playtimes and lunchtimes.
At Old Fletton Primary School we recognise the importance of daily physical activity and how fundamental this is for children’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. We teach our children about the impact that exercise has on their bodies, which equips them to make more informed choices about continuing participation as they grow older.
Here are just a few of the benefits you might see as a result of more active children:
- Improved mental wellbeing
- Increased confidence and self-esteem
- Better concentration and behaviour in class
- Helps children feel part of a team
- Enhanced social skills
- Increased resilience
- Improved sleep = better learning and concentration
Many children at Old Fletton Primary School thrive on the opportunities offered and they are very enthusiastic about exercise showing great determination in many areas of sport.