PE & Sport Premium
The PE and Sports premium is additional funding for schools in England to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. At Brodetsky, we believe that participation in physical activity is an essential part of both academic and emotional well-being. We are part of the Active Schools initiative, therefore regularly participate in many competitive and non-competitive sports events across the city.
EYFS & Key Stage 1
Brodetsky pupils are taught a minimum 2 hours of PE a week. P.E sessions teach children to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching and to apply these in a range of activities. They are taught to participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending, dance and gymnastics by our experienced PE coach and class teachers.
Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught a minimum of 2 hours of PE a week. In one of the sessions the pupils are taught running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. Pupils are also taught to play competitive games and apply basic principles of attacking and defending in games such as basketball, cricket, hockey, football, netball, rounders and tennis. As in KS1, our pupils in KS2 benefit from our highly skilled and experienced sports coach for 1 of these lessons. Pupils are also taught to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics. The class teachers ensure there are opportunities for children to perform dances, gymnastic routines and take part in outdoor and adventurous activities so that the whole PE curriculum is maintained. Through this they are able to compare their performances with previous ones, demonstrating improvement to achieve their personal best.
In Year 4 the children have swimming lessons. During these lessons the children learn to swim competently for at least 25m; can use a range of strokes effectively; and perform safe self rescue.
In Year 6 the children have an opportunity to develop their physical skills during outdoor and adventurous activities as part of their residential trip to Buckden. This includes map reading orienteering, hill walking, and problem solving as well as team building activities.
We also utilise our grounds as much as possible for activities such as Forest Schools or orienteering which allow children to develop their participation in outdoor and adventure activities.
PE and Sport Premium Funding
The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. In 2017 the funding was doubled nationally, meaning that as a school, Brodetsky Primary is receiving approximately £18,470 for each academic year. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. As a school, we must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer. We should use the funding to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers.
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are five key indicators which schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 – 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The 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.
At Brodetsky Primary, we have researched and identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance, using PE and Sport Premium funding, participation rates and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity. We have developed an action plan to ensure this funding is invested to maximise the long-term impact of our PE, sport and physical activity provision for pupils and staff.
Please see below for previous Evidence and Impact of Sports and PE Premium