All primary schools receive Sports Premium to enable PE and sports to be developed. Like the Pupil Premium, information about how this funding is spent must be publicised to the school community and it must be spent on coaching, teaching or training.
Sports Premium Funding is designed to make an impact across five key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines
recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 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 St Michael's Primary, we pride ourselves on being a happy and healthy place to learn. We’ve developed action plans to ensure this funding is invested (rather than ‘spent’) to maximise the
We have invested our funds in various ways, closely monitoring the impact of these initiatives through assessment of children’s skills, staff and pupil feedback, uptake of clubs etc.
A review of the how the funding was spent in 2017 to 2018 and the Sports Premium Action Plan for 2018 to 2019 can be found by clicking here.
Our funding has supported us to :
- Up-skill teachers in the delivery of
high qualityP.E lessons,
- Provide additional swimming lessons in KS2 to ensure all children are able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave school,
- Train Play Leaders and purchase equipment,
- Purchase larger items of P.E equipment, such as Wall bars,
- Develop physicality in the outdoor learning environment,
- Deliver specialist Yoga lessons for early years and KS1 classes, with a roll out to KS2,
- Develop the sports abilities of children through engagement in enrichment activities,
- Involvement in competitive sports.
Swimming Data for Year 6 Pupils
The National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety by the end of Year 6 state that pupils will be able to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
In our Year 6 cohort we have 23 pupils who can access swimming. In this group 65% of the pupils can swim at least 25 metres with a range of strokes.