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PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At SS Simon and Jude we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

The funding for the academic year 2019/20 is in the region of £19560. The funding will continue to focus on:

  • utilising specialist PE coaches to provide professional development for teaching staff. PE coaches will deliver PE schemes purchased in order to continue to increase the teachers’ confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport.
  • look at providing new experiences and different after school sports such as fencing and judo as well as maintaining the popular clubs.
  • continuing to enter the local cluster competitions.
  • replenishing and updating existing equipment as well as looking into providing equipment to ease the access of PE equipment when PE is taught outside.
  • other ways in which we can increase the children’s physical activity levels so they are at least moderately active for 30 minutes a day.
  • continuing to developing sports leaders by providing the PlayMaker Award.
  • raising the importance of PE and inspire children to be active and live healthy lifestyles.
  • meeting the criteria to apply for the Schools Games Mark Award.

Year 6 Swimming Competency

Our year 6 pupils attend swimming lessons in June – once we have the results of the current school year we will publish the results.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2018/19 results:

  • 76% of pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 50% of pupils could use a range of strokes effectively
  • 74% of pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations