About the PE and sport premium
Schools have a central role to play in supporting all children and young people to live healthy active lives. This is particularly true of primary school where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity should be established.
Crucial to achieving this is ensuring that pupils have access to at least 30 minutes of physical activity during the school day, alongside high-quality PE provision taught by confident and knowledgeable teachers and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. PE and sport premium grant funding should be used by schools towards these aims.
Currently, all children have a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week with a specialist, in addition to a Sports Specialist delivering games and supporting children to become more active during play times.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity they provide.
This means that you must use the PE and sport premium to:
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
- develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that your school provides
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement on 22nd June, 2022 confirming that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2022 -23. This is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement.
At APSoL, we are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all children.
How we are using it at the Anglo Portuguese School of London
At APSoL we are committed to providing all children with high quality PE teaching and access to sports. Now that our children are approaching the end of Key Stage 1 and entering Key Stage 2, we are exploring opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport with other schools. Currently, our commitment is to sports teaching led by experts in the field, ensuring our PE curriculum provides all children with the skills they need across a range of sports, ensure that every child at APSOL can swim by the end of Year 2 (giving those who cannot swim 25 metres by the end of the year the opportunity to catch up at a later stage in Key Stage 2), providing Forest School sessions with experts where children participate in outdoor physical activities focusing on their mental and physical wellbeing.
Where the school space is limited by ongoing building works, the school has a plan in place to ensure that children access Gymfinity (fully equipped indoor gym) and the Wandle Recreational Ground for indoor and outdoor games and sports.
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