About the PE and sport premium
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government 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. The PE and sport premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.
How we use the PE and sport premium
At Hasland Junior School, we receive £19,870 for the academic year of 2020-21 and plan to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and school sport that we provide. This will also include a carry forward funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which must be spent by 31 March 2021.
We use the PE and sport 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
At Hasland Junior School, we use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
Please see our report for a further breakdown of our spend and impact on our pupils.