What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport. Schools are able to carry forward under spends until July 2022 in order to prioritise children’s activity as part of their recovery from lost time for physical activity during the
Covid-19 pandemic. It is allocated directly to schools, so that headteachers have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils to spend improving the quality of sport, physical activity and PE for all their children.
Purpose of funding
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Schools use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport.
At Christ Church Primary School PE and sport premium is used to:
● develop or add to PE lesson planning, physical activity and sport in school
● build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Possible uses for the funding include:
● hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
● paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
● providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
● running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
● buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
● providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
How will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that
● all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
● that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional developmen
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability
As outlined in the guidance for PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, from 2017-18 there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Christ Church, children in Year 3 participate in a course of swimming lessons throughout the Spring Term.
Year 6 parents were asked to offer feedback. The cohort is 60 pupils; 50 responses were received.
41 (68%) within our year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
39 (65%) within our year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively.
18 (30%) within our year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
(Information gathered from 50 responses and percentages out of 60)
NB: Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 data were not verified owing to the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability 2018/2019
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability 2017/2018
Spending Plan 2017 2018
Spending Plan 2021 2022
Some of our sports teams