PE and Sports Premium
The PE and Sport Premium aims to help primary schools to ensure pupils have access to sufficient daily activity. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The government stipulates that schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport. The purpose of the funding is to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sports activity that our school provides
- Build capacity and ensure improvements are sustainable
P.E and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Peareswood Primary School. We believe that P.E and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, teamwork, resilience, curiosity and pride for themselves and others. We value the importance of physical education and the positive impact it has on both the mental and physical health of our children.
All year groups have weekly PE lessons mapped out using the online tool P.E Passport, which is linked to the National Curriculum. P.E activities include indoor and outdoor sports and incorporate:
By the time children leave our school, they have had the opportunity to benefit from swimming lessons allowing us to secure the following outcomes for children:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
After school clubs are run by our sport coach, staff members and outside providers. This provides further opportunity for our children to engage in a range of sports in a non-competitive environment. Clubs cater for children from Years 1 to Year 6 and are tailored to the individual needs of all.
Our school regularly participates in competitive sports events, to provide our children with the opportunity to compete with other schools in team sports. This includes inter-trust sporting competitions, sporting events with schools within Bexley and football matches with schools locally. These events provide opportunities to further develop teamwork, resilience and conduct in sport.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who have not previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2023!