PE in school
Each class has regular PE lessons delivered by the class teachers. These change throughout the year to cover a range of different skills. We aim to provide high quality sports coaching for children across the school through the year.
In addition the Year 5 and 6 children receive regular specialist coaching from Dauntsey’s School who teach hockey, football and cricket. Throughout the year children have opportunities to receive coaching from other outside agencies such as Tag Rugby.
We use as many opportunities as possible for the children to participate in festivals and fixtures to play sports with children form other schools.
Currently children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 swim for 2 terms each year. Additionally, our Y6 pupils learn life saving skills in term 6. We use Durrington Swimming Pool.
The national requirement for swimming is by the end of year 6 to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Schools receive P.E and Sports Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to Year 6.
The DFE publish a spreadsheet showing the breakdown of P.E and Sports Premium funding for the academic year.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
How to use the P.E and Sports Premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the P.E and sport activities they offer their pupils, but are free to choose the best way of using the money.
e.g hiring of specialist teachers, hire of qualified sports coaches to work with teachers, provide staff with teaching resources to help teach P.E and sport, run sports competitions, run sports activities with other schools, provide opportunities for the least active children.
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on how primary schools spend their P.E and Sports Premium Funding.
Additionally, schools must publish details of how they spend their P.E and Sports Premium on the school website.
The additional government funding for PE is being used to improve PE provision. The core rationale for spending is that the improved provision must be sustainable.
This coming financial year we will use the premium in the following ways:
- Improve our outdoor provision for physical fitness and activities including Forest Schools
- Provide specialist coaching during curriculum time across the year groups
- Provide professional development opportunities for staff to improve skills and confidence enabling quality teaching and learning for all children
- Continue to offer opportunities for a wide range and number of inter-school activities to pupils across the school including gymnastics, golf, football, hockey, tag rugby, orienteering, multi-sports, netball , archery and athletics
- Increase resources/equipment
- Provide after school sports clubs