The Sports Premium was introduced to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles. It is allocated to schools to work with all pupils.
Schools are free to spend the Sports Premium as they see fit, however our approach and vision for our pupils is to ensure that all are offered 'rich opportunities and memorable experiences' and that those from poorer socio-economic backgrounds do not suffer barriers which hamper their progress and attainment.
Our decisions on how best to use the Sports Premium are based on the findings of high quality research and publications, including Ofsted's best practice guides. These have supported our decision on expenditure over the best and most effective use of our Sport Premium Funding.
We believe that: -
- All of our children should and will benefit from the teaching and learning opportunities that Sport Premium funding provides.
- Appropriate provision is made for all pupils belonging to vulnerable groups, including those who are from socially and economically disadvantaged groups.
- Our Sport Premium funding should be spent according to 'best value' principles and related to activities which research suggests will make the very best use of the finances available.
- As many children as possible should represent the school in a sporting team.
80% of our current Year 6 children meet the National Curriculum standard for swimming in July 2019.
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- use a range of strokes effectively.
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.