Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing
Primary ‘Sport Premium’ Funding
The PE and sport premium funding is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities that they offer their pupils.
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
- In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
- On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
- On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
- On 21st September 2016 the Department for Education released its grant conditions for 2016/17.
- On 17th July 2017 the DfE confirmed the doubling of the Primary PE & Sport Premium.
- On 24th October 2017, the Department for Education published guidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.
On 30th April 2019 the Association for Physical Education received confirmation from the Department for Education confirming that the Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue, at the doubled rate (£320 million) for 2019-2020. The purpose of the funding is to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport, so that all pupils develop healthier lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. The school has the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Westlands First School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum, including Forest School and extra-curricular opportunities, have a positive influence on the personal, emotional and academic achievement of all our children.
Physical Education at Westlands
Pupils at Westlands have access to at least two hours of quality Physical Education a week. The main curriculum areas are gymnastics, dance, games and swimming. In addition to this, children take part in Forest School across the Key Stages. All of these opportunities give the children a chance to develop their ‘physical literacy’ and to help them to become:
Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Pupils in Years 2, 3 and 4 take part in swimming lessons at Droitwich Leisure Centre and Upton Warren Bell Boating facility. Year 4 children have the opportunity to attend Lakeside Outdoor Centre in the Summer term.
For more detailed information about how we have spent our PE Sports Premium Funding, please click on the link below.