The PE Sports Premium Grant is provided to our academy to fund improvements for the provision of PE and sport, to benefit primary aged pupils so they develop healthy lifestyles.
Detailed below is a link as to how we are spending our PE and Sports Premium grant and the impact this funding will have on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
An extensive swimming course has been carried out. This has been extremely successful with a high percentage of children, from Year 3 upwards being able to swim 25 metres.
Vision and Aims for PE
At Brambles Primary Academy we share The Department for Education’s Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:
‘For all pupils leaving primary school to be 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’.
Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE & Sport Premium at Brambles Primary Academy
Brambles Primary Academy believes that physical education is an essential and integral part of a child’s educational development. The core components of the curriculum centre on movement, key skills and social interaction. We believe that physical education should teach students to recognise the diversity of individual ability whilst helping them to understand that participation in sport is just as important as gaining success from it.
Our aim is to encourage a ‘Growth Mindset’ amongst our pupils. We want them to strive for excellence and to make the most of their sporting abilities. But we also recognise the importance of teaching the young people in our care how to win AND lose, how to show correct sportsmanship and how to demonstrate respectful conduct and fair play.
Developing a balanced Physical Education programme, offering a variety of activities, provides students with the opportunity to develop acceptable fitness levels, a broad spectrum of skills and the knowledge necessary to use those skills for a lifetime of active participation. We feel positive participation in physical education will leave students with a legacy of success, facilitating an active lifestyle.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that Brambles Primary Academy will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being 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