About the PE and Sports Premium
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. The Government is spending over £450 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. 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.
Miss Pritchard has responsibility as our PE Co-ordinator and has planned and evaluated the impact of the funding across the school.
Each year, the Government spends money on improving Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools can choose how they use the funding. For example, they could:
- 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. This year, we have allocated funding to:
- Increasing engagement in sports via the Cambridge Coleridge Sports Partnership
- Purchasing new sports equipment for the playground and PE lessons
- Inviting outdoor adventure activity specialists for reception, year 1 and year 2
- Ensuring all children in KS2 have access to high-quality swimming instruction
How we will spend this year’s funding (2022-23)
- Paid for high-quality planning resources which have a clear progression of skills being taught
- Pupil voice has shown an interest in a wider variety of sporting experiences so we are going to purchase a further scheme which enables the teaching of a wider variety of sports such as yoga, team building, OAA, volleyball and handball.
- We will need to buy new equipment to suit the new sports being delivered. This will include yoga mats, new netball posts, handball goals, stopwatches, and a Bluetooth speaker.
The impact of our funding on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
- All pupils take part in two sessions of PE each week.
- All classes have access to spare PE kit to enable all children to participate.
- Our facilities are used to provide high-quality extra-curricular sporting opportunities
- Children’s confidence to participate in sport has been increased through local opportunities to take part in competitive sports
- Pupils succeed in appropriately pitched and adapted lessons which aids their confidence in a wide range of sports
- Pupils feel proud of themselves in lessons and are excited to talk about which sport they are currently developing
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. Teachers are upskilled and confident in following the structure of a good PE lesson and teaching a skills-based curriculum. This ensures there is clear progression of skills being taught across the year groups. Children participate in a range of sporting disciplines at Chesterton with competitive and engaging sports such as Commando Jo and Chance to Shine Cricket. As well as this we offer a number of extra-curricular sporting activities such as football, dance, and multi-skills.
At Chesterton Primary we use Parkside Leisure Centre to support this area of the physical education curriculum. We aim children will, by the end of Year 6 be able to swim 25 metres using different strokes and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
They will also learn:
- Confidence Building
- Stroke Improvement
- Self-rescue Skills
- Water Safety
- Basic Life Saving
- Certificates to prove attainment
Our staff and those at Parkside are always ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils during all swimming lessons.
The percentage of children who can swim 25 metres is:
- Year 6: 60%
- Year 5: 59%
- Year 4: 22%
The percentage of year 6 who can swim different types of strokes and do self-rescue
- The percentage who can use breast stroke: 61%
- The percentage who can use front crawl: 46%
- The percentage who can back stroke: 46%
- The percentage who can perform a self-rescue: 29%