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PE and Sport Premium

At Whitchurch CE Primary School, PE, health and wellbeing are a vital part of our curriculum. We aim to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum, as well as offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in physical activity every day, in order to support their minds and bodies, whether this be through PE lessons, lunchtimes or extra-curricular activities. Through the PE  provision we aspire to provide children with the skills and attitudes needed for every child to have a lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living.

What is the Sports Premium?

The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is directly allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. 

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

Schools spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport in order to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sports activities that the school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in later years

How will we be spending the Sport Premium Funding and who will benefit?

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability and that all children are engaged in regular physical activity (30 minutes per day in school)
  • The profile of sport and healthy lifestyles is increased for all
  • A broad range of sports are offered to all children
  • Children are given the opportunity to compete and participate in sport and physical activity beyond the school day
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development

Key achievements to date

  • Our school offers a range of before and after school clubs, accessed by all children.
  • Employed specialist sports coaches who will provide weekly lessons for all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each week the coach will work with all children. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by coaches but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice teaching and assisting in the PE lessons. This has impacted on professional development for staff.
  • Enabled non swimmers to swim more regularly so that all children leaving KS2 leave with a good standard of swimming (see below)
  • Leadership of PE across the federation
  • Developed our playground so that there are increased activity levels
  • Added coaching for tournaments offering specialist teaching
  • Increased the school’s participation in School Games  with Silver Mark achieved
  • Increased access to tournaments and staffing to enable children to attend
  • Whole school and key stage walks
  • Developed ‘Playground Young Leaders’ programme to increase participation during lunchtimes and to enable children to be leaders in sport
  • Given training to lunchtime supervisors in order to maximise the activity levels of the children
  • Organised whole federation sports’ events each year e.g. Newport Stadium day, Paralympic Sports day, Sports days

How will we check its impact each year?

  • A named governor, the Head and PE coordinator observe lessons, monitor the take up of clubs and talk to children about PE as part of our school self-evaluation cycle
  • Our evidence base is shared with all staff via on Monitoring and Evaluation cycle
  • We will be linking this initiative to include ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ more widely
  • Independent evaluation of our plans will be undertaken by our school advisor who will report to the governing body

Whitchurch PE and Sport Premium 2023-2024