About the PE and sport premium
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.
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.
Miss Storey and Miss Sutherland share responsibility as our PE Co-ordinators and have 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 and fair play during lunch time and after school clubs.