Creating a programme of PE, school sport and physical activity which meets the needs of everyone is challenging, especially with an average of 260 pupils in each primary school.
That’s 260 individual personalities, 260 individual needs and 260 reasons for needing or enjoying an active life. On top of which you’ve got to balance the delivery and demand for sport and physical activity, alongside the need to deliver a high-quality PE curriculum.
The UK Department for Education invests £320 million every year into primary schools to help support their delivery of a high-quality physical education (PE), physical activity and school sport programme that is self-sustainable and promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.
As PE is a statutory requirement for every child – schools should use Primary PE and Sport Premium funding to prioritise the development of physical competency and personal development for all pupils and improve capacity and capability for future pupils.
1. 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
Expectations to meet this key indicator include:
2. The profile of PE and sport is 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
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