On the afternoon of Tuesday 10th March 2020, our primary swimming gala for children in years 5 and 6 was held at Abbs Cross Academy, supported by year 10 students from the school.
Primary Schools are now in the 3rd year of ring fenced sport premium funding.
Below is the vision for use of this money, produced by the Ministerial Group that oversees the funding including senior representatives from DfE, DCMS, Department of Health, Youth Sport Trust, Sport England and Ofsted.
“A measurable and sustained improvement in school PE and sport, underpinned by high-quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity, and leads to healthier pupils who are more engaged across the whole curriculum. This will be our legacy to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
The impact of this funding has been considered in terms of:
achievement in weekly PE lessons
increased participation in competitive school sport
personal health and well-being; and
improved attitudes and behaviour towards learning
Common weaknesses in primary PE have been found to include:
teachers’ lack of detailed subject knowledge
superficial lesson planning and limited use of assessment
not enough opportunities for pupils to participate and compete in school sport
insufficient focus on promoting pupils’ physical fitness
no strategy to improve the health and well-being of all pupils
not all pupils could swim 25 metres unaided by the end of Key Stage 2
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