PE and Sport Premium
The dedicated primary PE and Sport Premium, which was introduced in March 2013 and began the following September, goes directly to primary school head teachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils.
Primary schools around England are already using the premium to:
- up-skill teachers to improve the quality of sport lessons
- invest in quality coaching
- provide more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-school competitions
- offer more after-school clubs
- purchase better equipment
- introduce new and unusual sports like fencing, climbing, ultimate frisbee and Danish long-ball to encourage more children to enjoy sport
- improve sport teaching for children with special educational needs
- boost Change4Life clubs, helping children build a healthier lifestyle
What does this mean for Aldercar Infant school?
For the 2021-22 year, we expect to receive approximately £17500 in Sport Premium funding. We plan to continue to invest in sports coaches to work with all classes within school. Since September 2013 we have had a coach that has worked alongside staff and children and has had a huge impact on the teaching and learning of PE. Staff work alongside the coaches to develop their knowledge about certain areas of PE such as gymnastics, games, cricket and tennis. Staff are much more confident in their delivery of PE, which has raised the teaching and learning in staff and pupils, they can now deliver the PE program themselves with more confidence, following the Coach's guidance.
The children are now accessing a wider variety of sports and competitions in and out of school.
After school clubs have also been set up using the funding in which all children can access and develop their skills. We are hoping that offering a range of familiar and different sports, such as fencing and Tai Chi, will increase the amount of children that participate in sporting after school clubs.
Children throughout the school have also attended inter-schools competitions and coaching during the school year, building up their self-esteem and physical skills. When children were surveyed about their PE learning, competing against others was rated high by children in Reception through to Year 2.
Bikeability has also been into Aldercar Infants on a yearly basis to teach children to become more confident riders. They worked with reception children and Year 2 to develop their confidence and help them progress from a balance bike to a pedal bike.
The funding is also used to enhance the physical provision around school for all children to access, through forest schools and playground facilities.
For further details of our Sports Premium action plans, please click on the links below: