The PE and Sports Premium is funded by the Department for Education, with the purpose of enabling schools to have funding. This can be spent on the PE and sports department of any eligible school to increase physical education, active lifestyles and sports for all primary school pupils.
What are the objectives of the premium?
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is ring-fenced and must only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools.
The funding therefore aims to achieve a self-sustaining improvement in all areas of PE, from the quality of physical education to introducing health focused physical activities and after school sports.
- Engage all pupils in regular physical activity and healthy active lifestyles.
- Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of PE and sport teaching staff.
- Broaden the range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Encourage the participation of pupils in competitive sports.
The importance of PE.
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement. Department for Education.
What we do at Harbottle C of E First School
We encourage our pupils to make healthy choices and live a healthy lifestyle. Our pupils take part in high quality weekly PE lessons and extra sessions led by specialist teachers.
Our Sports Premium plans are linked below.
Amount of premium received: £16,190
Amount of premium received: £16,240