Primary PE and Sport Premium is government funding provided to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The government have committed to this funding until 2020. The Department for Education’s vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is for:
“All pupils leaving primary school (to be) physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
At Shotley Primary School we share this vision and strive to use the funding to create a long lasting sporting legacy that will continue long after the Primary PE and Sport Premium. With this in mind, we aim to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of our PE and sport provision.
This year we will be looking at how we can enhance the provision at school to encourage further activity and increase the amount of opportunities children have to be active in our school. We will continue to participate in a range of tournaments and festivals as well as holding our own competitions to allow as many children as possible to experience competition. In addition to this, we hope to continue raising the profile of PE and Sport at Shotley by attending training, receiving coaching in areas that we would like more strength, and celebrating success outside of school.
The last year we achieved Silver status from the School Games for our PE and sport provision, missing out on Gold by just one category – personal challenge. This is a new aspect of our action plan this year.