P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Water Hall Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We also believe it has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. At Water Hall we aim to make sustainable improvement which enables children to learn in the present and take what they have learnt through to their future.
The PE and Sport Premium aims to help primary schools, providing primary schools with funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport. This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools should use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Schools are accountable for their use of the PE and Sport Premium funding allocated to them. Schools are expected to spend the grant for the purpose it was provided only – to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity offered. Schools and local authorities must follow the terms and conditions in the conditions of grant documents.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.