PE & Sports Premium
‘Believe and Achieve’
At Pheasey Park Farm Primary School we believe both PE and Sport play an important role as part of our vision statement and motto:
Our Vision is to develop a learning community where all children enthusiastically participate, excel and are proud of their achievements across the curriculum.
Our commitment to providing children with high quality competition access was recognised in July 2022 with a Platinum School Kite Mark after external validation.
We are committed to delivering high quality and consistently good PE provision which enables our children to improve their health, fitness, welfare and wellbeing, their understanding of sport, teamwork and citizenship. We promote an inclusive ethos where all pupils enjoy participating in sport; empowering them to become the best they can be. We work with specialist coaches for part of the week who work with our children and teachers during physical education lessons. We also employ our own Swimming Teachers.
We will continue to broaden the level of activity within the school through PE/sport lessons and clubs which will have a long-lasting impact on the health and fitness of every child in the school. We are fortunate to have a swimming pool and our weekly lessons for every child in Year 1 to Year 6 aim to raise attainment in swimming to meet requirements of the National Curriculum before the end of Key Stage 2. In 2023, 99% of our Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres and 99% of our pupils could perform safe self- rescue in different water-based situations.
Our PE Leader and Senior Leadership Team monitor the quality of PE and Games – how it is being delivered and assessed across the school as well as auditing the equipment and ensuring it is kept up to date. We will continue to ensure our children have access to different sporting opportunities including competitions and festivals. To promote the importance of a healthy active lifestyle, children will take part in many inter school sport events including tournaments, sports days, sports relief days and sports challenges.
We aim for all children to be active for at least 60 minutes per day, of which 30 minutes should be in achool and we provide high quality PE and sport for at least two hours a week, complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular sport and competitive opportunities. We encourage equal access to sport for girls and boys.
Our PE and Sports Premium funding is invested to maximise the long term impact and sustainability of our PE provision for current pupils, future pupils and staff. The impact of these initiatives is monitored through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc.
The following 5 key indicators are taken into account:
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sport
Sustainability: to build capacity and capability within our school to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years, We will extend the resources available within PE lessons and the confidence of class teachers and support staff to ensure that learning within PE and games is consistently improving and that the improvements are sustainable.
This investment, over time, will impact on our children’s knowledge of fitness, increase their fitness levels, and consolidate their understanding of a healthy active lifestyle by enabling them to access another form of exercise in a fun environment and on a regular basis. We will continue to broaden the level of activity within the school through extra sport clubs which will have a long lasting impact on the health and fitness of every child in the school
What is the PE & Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England and this has continued each year.
This funding is allocated to primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, MUST publish, on their website, information about their effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
Schools must publish the amount of Primary PE and Sport Premium received and a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent); what impact the school has seen on pupils’ Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity, participation and attainment and how the improvements will be sustainable in the future.
What is the purpose of funding?
All children and young people should live healthy active lives. The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that all children and young people should take part in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day and that at least 30 minutes of daily activity should take place in schools.
Schools have a key role to play in achieving this aim. This is particularly true of primary schools where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity are embedded. All children should have equal access to high-quality PE provision and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding to help achieve these aims.
To find out more about how we utilise our PE & Sports Premium funding click on the downloads.