All members of staff and the Governing body believe in the importance of developing pupils’ physical competence and confidence across a range of activities. A wide range of PE is delivered to the pupils, which aims to engage and inspire all pupils. We accept responsibility for this and hope that each child will develop a love of PE and learning and acquire and develop skills and abilities.
The Government is providing additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
The Departments of Education, Health and Culture, media and sport, provide the funding jointly. It is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in schools, helping all pupils to be more active and healthy.
The funding should be used by schools to:
– Ensure the engagement of all pupils in physical activities
– Encouragement for those less active via clubs and lunchtime activities
– Kick starting healthy active lifestyles
– Raising the profile of sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
– Providing all staff with professional development opportunities to increase confidence, knowledge and skills
– Expose pupils to a broader range of sports and experiences
– Increase participation in inter and intra school competitive sports
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspector’s Handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Schools also have to report on the impact of Swimming for Year 6 pupils.