We recognise and value the contribution that PE has on the health and well-being of our children. We believe that a varied PE Curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all of our children. We continue to extend our provision through employing sports professionals to deliver weekly PE lessons, entering more competitive sports competitions from football and netball leagues and tournaments to Sportshall challenges with other Partnership schools. As well as providing After School Sports clubs.
Since 2013 the Government has provided £150 million per annum for primary school sport funding - the money goes directly into the school budget for Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all the children. There are a wide range of ways that the money can be used, including:
- specialist teachers and/or qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers delivering PE lessons;
- professional development opportunities for staff;
- providing cover to release teachers professional development;
- running or extending sporting competitions;
- providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and residential visits.
Detailed reports providing information about how the funding was successfully used can be read below: