Elm C of E Primary School - Sports Premium Statement
What is the ‘Sport Premium’?
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport – often referred to as a ‘Sport Premium’. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. As a school we will receive £17,800 this academic year.
When asked about the 'Sport Premium' at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: ‘When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London's vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.’ (Lord Coe)
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.
Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
We are proud of the PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our pupils. Sports include football, hockey, basketball, netball, tag rugby and multi skills. We also have Sports Leaders in Year 6 to help organise key sporting events . Our focus this year is to ensure children maintain their fitness gained in school over the lockdown periods. So that Covid-19 does not impact on children's physical ability.