What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is continuing to provide funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
We will be awarded £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil in year 1-6.
Key criteria to measure the effective use of this funding include:
• An increased participation in PE and sport.
• All children develop healthy lifestyles.
• All children reach the performance levels they are capable of.
• Development of opportunities for children to apply, rehearse and refine skills and knowledge acquired in a variety of PE/ sports contexts.
• Inclusion for all through diverse experiences which foster an ethos of fair-play and competition.
The Churchend Primary Academy community focuses upon developing confident learners. We believe that sports provision adds significantly to children's confidence levels and we encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities and competitions in addition to their physical education lessons. As a large school with over 400 pupils on roll, we have had to consider how we can support our vision of ensuring that children enjoy, participate and learn to love sport. The monies received from the PE and Sports Funding Grant contributes to this work. However, financing for effective Sports provision at the school far exceeds the school’s sports grant money that we receive.
We currently employ an Outstanding Ofsted rated sports coach which all children have access to during the week. They teach the fully range of National Curriculum objectives for PE as well as train teachers in a range of sporting disciplines. They support children in entering a range of competitions and our extensive trophy cabinet showcases our children’s talents.
Swimming at Churchend Primary Academy
Year 3, 4 and 5 children attend weekly swimming sessions at a local pool during the Autumn Term.
Year 6 will attend weekly swimming sessions at a local pool during the summer term. Any Year 5 children that are unable to swim to a level will attend with year 6 too.
Each year around 10 - 15% of the children are complete non-swimmers before the course begins. At the end of the course they are presented with certificates to show the proficiency level that they have attained.
This year our Year 5 cohort demonstrated that they were able to:
• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
• use a range of strokes effectively
• perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations