The Government has allocated additional funding to all primary schools to improve the provision of physical education and sport. Each school must use the premium to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils in order to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Reedham Primary School is committed to offering pupils experiences within health and wellbeing, performing arts and competitive sport to help raise the profile of sport across our school. Every child within the school has access to high quality sports teaching which enriches the pupils’ curriculum. This broad offer engages all children in a variety of activities through the year and allows our teachers to work alongside qualified professionals to deliver high quality lessons.
Our main aims are to …
- Increase the number of pupils confident about participating in competitive sports.
Increase the fitness levels of all pupils. · Broaden sporting opportunities for all pupils
To achieve these aims we have worked closely with the Acle Schools Cluster to:
- Increase the amount of competition sport in which our children participate; and within our school to increase the number of pupils who are achieving at a level to participate in these events.
- To achieve better results than in previous years in the Acle Area sports and to allow pupils who excel to compete in County and Regional sports events.
- Increase the number of pupils confident about participating in competitive sports
- Increase the fitness levels of all pupils, following a structured, personalised plan for improvement
- Continue to make links to other community sports providers, such as Premier Sport, to offer Out of School Hours Learning Sporting Provision for all pupils
- Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport.
- Give extra support in PE to our most talented children and include those with additional needs in sport – using the professional links we have established to identify suitable competitive and engagement activities for these pupils.
Within school, our largest expense remains related to how we have organised PE and School Sport Sessions this year. Premier Sports deliver high quality sporting and games lessons where teachers initially learn from and then jointly teach lessons to develop their own professional development. All PE is consistently assessed, with targeted learning for all pupils taking place. This has ensured that all PE teaching is consistently Good and beyond, utilising existing skill bases in school and new partnership working.
- In this way, our children will gain new skills and experiences.
- Teachers will learn new techniques and knowledge to aid them in teaching sport and PE.
- The long term aim is higher quality lessons and improved learning for all children beyond the scope of the Sports Premium Funding Grant.
We have also made a commitment to broaden the opportunities for all children to experience activities they would not necessarily be able to take part in. In recent developments, as an example, the school has taken part in a successful clinical study, in collaboration with local partners, on the benefits of including yoga as part of the activities for our pupils to promote wellbeing, improved mental health and attention spans. As a consequence the school has allocated funding towards ongoing yoga sessions with an external professional yoga teacher.
The full details of the current allocation of this funding and its impact are contained in the attached document.