PE and Sports Premium plan
PE and Sport Grant 2023-2024
The PE and Sport Grant from the DfE is intended to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, so that primary school age pupils develop healthy lifestyles.
Grant allocation and planned spend
This year we expect to receive £19,610
How does the PE and Sports Grant make a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of pupils?
During the academic year 2022-2023 the school received £19,610.
The PE and Sports Grant has enabled us to work with a number of sports professionals during the year. With a curriculum which includes a wide range of activities, all supported by a progression of skills and differentiation, our children's fitness, level of skill and enjoyment continues to increase as they are taught and coached by a range of talented sports people, including our lead coach, Mrs Lucy Godfrey.
Our swimming provision extends beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum. The PE and Sports Grant enabled us to employ an experienced and qualified swim coach/ lifeguard. All children from EYFS through to Year 6 benefited from 7 weeks of swimming lessons in our pool.
All sports coaches work alongside our experienced teaching staff, ensuring that their knowledge and skills are continually improved as part of ongoing professional development.
Extra-curricular sport and competitive sport have begun to rebuild following the pandemic period. The Sports Premium funded football, cross country and netball extra-curricular training for approximately 100 children in KS2, enabling consistent and high quality provision who were also able to compete in inter-school competitions in all three sports.
Finally, the Sports Premium funded the expansion of our Forest School provision. A further member of staff undertook the extensive training required and we now make provision for all pupils in Years 1 and 3, key transition points in a child's presonal development, to benefit from a block of Forest School sessions.
Sport is an important part of the life of the school, and a large number of our children and families; we look forward to continuing to increase the impact of the funding and using it to maintain our high standards and broaden the sporting curriculum even further in the coming year.