The government has pledged £150 million per annum to support PE and school sport in primary schools. This funding is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer. The premium should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities in school and to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in the following:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- There is increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- A broader experience of a range of sports and activities is offered to all pupils and
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Sport Premium Funding
In the academic year 2017-18 we received £17,000.
Position Statement for PE in school
At Ilmington C of E Primary School, we aim to provide our children with a positive experience of physical activity, a strong understanding of health and well-being and opportunities to take part in competitive sport. This is achieved through a wide range of sports and physical activity as part of our carefully planned PE curriculum and an extensive extra-curricular club program.
Ilmington proudly works with the talented and inspiring coaches from Sports4All, led by ex-professional footballer, Chuck Eribenne. Chuck and his team work with the Ilmington teachers, to inspire and enthuse sports for our children.
We believe that a combination of high quality physical education, active participation in clubs and carefully managed and modelled competitive sport can benefit every child. It improves children’s health and fitness, builds character and confidence, embeds values such as fairness, teamwork and respect and ultimately develops essential life skills.
The popularity and effectiveness of PE and Sports Ilmington Primary School continues to grow. Every child in school participates in curriculum PE and Games lessons each week covering a range of physical activities, sports and skills. This is supplemented by our extensive after school club program.
Within the curriculum P.E. there is a balance of different areas of physical development including a variety of games, multi skills, gymnastics and dance. In Key Stage 1, teaching focuses on developing fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly agile, improving balance and co-ordination and working with others. Children also start to develop key physical movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills and are then developed further in KS2, where children learn how to use, link and apply them to make action sequences and complete specific tasks. Children also continue to compare and evaluate their own and others’ performances.
Our PE provision continues to go from strength to strength with extra provisions based on a combination of our expertise, pupil voice and staff consultation. A large number children have been involved in sports-based extra-curricular clubs and we continue to offer a wide range of clubs and experiences.