The Government is spending over millions on improving Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the next few academic years.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs,
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers,
- organise sports competitions or increase pupils’ participation in PE,
- arrange sports activities with other schools.
At Chesterton Primary School we are committed to spending the PE premium in a sustainable way that will impact on the health and wellbeing of our children. We want to raise participation and attainment in PE across our school.
Mr Douglas is our PE Co-ordinator and has planned and evaluated the impact of the funding across the school.
How the improvements will be sustainable in the future
PE Premium funds have been spent to develop the sustainability of sports provisions within the school. All teaching staff at Chesterton Primary School have had PE development training in their staff meetings this year, led by Cambridge School Sports Partnership. Teachers are upskilled and confident in following the structure of a good PE lesson and teaching a skills based curriculum. Therefore the provision is better. Children have experienced a range of sports to explore further. Unique sports are being explored to engage and enthuse a wider group of children into keeping active and developing competitiveness during lunch time and after school clubs.
How many pupils within their year 6 cohort can swim competently?
The school doesn’t currently have a Year 6 cohort.