Our aim is to ensure all of our children leaving School are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. All our children are provided with multiple activity sessions each week, plus opportunities to engage in extra-curricular PE and sport including intra, and inter school competitions. In addition to this, we encourage active playtimes and active lunchtimes to ensure every child is getting the recommended level of activity every day.
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.
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). 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 the Government’s commitment 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).
This funding has allowed us to enhance and increase our sports provision in the school. For example:
Please see the impact evaluation at the bottom of this page for more information on how we spent the money
The impact of the sports premium funding is particularly noticeable in a small school. The after school clubs ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities and apply them competitively. A trim trail has been installed in the playground for all children to use. Children are trained as lunchtime buddies and young leaders, so they are able to lead games at playtimes. Swimming lessons were extended to enable all children in KS2 to be able to swim 25m. Children take part in a range of sporting competitions which are celebrated with certificates in school assemblies. Staff receive professional development from the specialist coaches from the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership (WLSPP).
School Games Award – Our children were awarded the WLSSP Virtual Sports Award and the School Games award in2020.
Sports premium is providing quality P.E sessions for all
children, with staff having access to weekly CPD to ensure sustainability and
quality of P.E and sport provision in school.
100% of our children are involved in an additional P.E activity or
85% of children involved at least one afterschool club.