Sports Premium FUNDING
‘Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of a dynamic and creative intellectual activity.’
John F Kennedy
Our broad and balanced curriculum is structured around participation, inclusivity and experience. We use a well-structured time table to ensure the children have the most effective environment for the particular needs of the session. We pride ourselves on our inclusivity and assure all children are able to participate at their particular level, using quality equipment with motivated, well-trained staff. Our provision ensures that the needs of pupils with SEND are identified and assessed for, to improve outcomes. This collaborative approach allows us to plant a seed for a lifelong health and active mind-set.
At Walliscote we aim to provide daily opportunities for physical activity (at least 30 minutes a day), whether this is during the morning, at lunchtime or as part of our after school clubs offer. In addition to set PE sessions, we incorporate using the daily mile and regular brain breaks. All our children and staff are aware of the benefits of increased fitness which includes; decrease stress, increase work capacity and feeling happier.
As part of the ELAN trust and NSSPEA. We are able to offer our children a wide range of opportunities to compete in various sports festivals across Somerset. This is great for building communication, collaboration and friendly sports competitiveness.
At Walliscote we aim for every child to leave year 6 with the ability to:
Have confidence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
Engage in competitive sports and activities
Understand what it is to lead healthy, active lives ï‚· Sustain periods of physical activity
Confidently enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other
Understand how to improve in different physical activities and sports
Evaluate and recognise their own success
PE and sport premium
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. The PE and sport premium can help primary school’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day. Schools must spend the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport. Schools receiving PE and sports premium funding publish details of the way in which PE and sports premium funding is spent.
At Walliscote Primary School, we target the five key indicators of effective use of sports funding:
- Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school;
- Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement;
- Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
- Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils;
- Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport.
Meeting these five indicators ensure that sports, physical activity and physical and mental health are at the forefront of our spending. We endeavour for our children to experience new activities, reach personal goals and develop a solid grounding of the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. We encourage participation, team work and competition to achieve sustainable habits, where the children, aim high, work hard and be kind.