PE & Sport Premium
Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. The government wants to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.
Allocation and Use at Gonerby Hill Foot
At Gonerby Hill Foot Church of England Primary School we are dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to take part in sport and lead healthy lifestyles. Developing a positive attitude towards sport and activity from an early age will encourage children to remain fit and healthy into adulthood. In addition, it can raise children’s confidence and enable them to be better learners. We are delighted that the government continues to recognise the value of high quality sports opportunities for children and we are working hard to promote and provide a wide range of sporting activities.
For the academic year we have been allocated additional funding through the government’s PE and Sport Premium. As a school we have been allocated £18,759. Below you will find how we are allocating that money (approximately) and how it will benefit our pupils.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that they should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that they already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport