PE & Sports Premium
Pensby Primary School utilises the PE grant in a number of ways to promote a number of sports across the school. The DFE states that conditions of the PE grant are:
The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The Secretary of State does not consider the following expenditure as falling within the scope of additional or sustainable improvement:
- Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements<https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-teachers-pay-and-conditions-2015> – these should come out of schools’ core staffing budgets
- Teaching the minimum requirements of the national curriculum PE programmes of study – including those specified for swimming
The minimum requirements from the PE programme of study are:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
The use of the some PE grant in our school for swimming is IN ADDITION to the minimum requirements of the programmes of study. It:
- Provides swimming instruction to all school pupils across 3 key stages (EYFS, KS1 and KS2) annually
- Trains and teaches pupils not only correct stroke use, but the correct breathing techniques required to swim, so enabling them to swim stronger and longer
- Promotes aspects of PSED including development of resilience, independence and confidence
- Allows children access to high quality coaching annually who would otherwise be unable to access this due to social and/or financial constraints
Pensby Primary School uses some of the PE grant to fund additional swimming lessons for all pupils from Year 1 through to year 6. We are fortunate that we access to swimming facilities on site to enable us to do this. In addition to this, we employ a Sports Coach/lunchtime MDA to deliver lunchtime sport and activities to the pupils.
In addition to that in 2018/19 we employed the services of Commando Joe to bring additional PE and exercise experiences to the pupils. Every child receives weekly sessions that focus on a range of PE activities to promote confident, self awareness, teamwork and build character:
‘Since 2012 the Department for Education have funded our programmes and most recently we are supporting Opportunity areas across the country with Character Education’
We employ a two Sports Managers who work with the Midday Assistant team to promote sport across the curriculum and within lunchtime periods. An emphasis on team games such as netball, basketball and football was promoted.
Our 2018 2019 PE and Sport report can be downloaded here: