Sports Premium Grant
What is the PE Sports Premium Grant?
The government has committed to allocating the “Sports Premium” to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
In 2018 -19, schools will receive £16,000 plus an additional sum per pupil. Money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
As a school, we have attained high standards in a range of sports, and have targeted funding to engage more pupils in sports, to further up-skill the staff, to provide enrichment opportunities for all pupils including more able pupils and to improve resources for teaching and assessment.
Intent, Implementation & Impact Report for Physical Education (PE)
North Tawton Community Primary School and Nursery believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at North Tawton, not only through the sporting skills taught, but also through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE at North Tawton Community Primary School and Nursery provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- The long-term plan sets out the PE units, which are to be taught throughout the year, and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Pupils participate in high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. We are lucky enough this year to have part of our PE delivered by Saints South West Coaches, which gives the pupils expert tutorage, whilst upskilling our staff.
- In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra- curricular activities. (Covid restrictions allowing) Children can attend after school sport clubs, which we look forward to extending the range of when restrictions allow.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavors to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Young Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunchtime active play, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year; providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
- We are soon to launch the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is
engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport, which will transpire to be tools and life skills to be happy, healthy and successful whilst honing a healthy sense of competition, in preparation for life beyond school.