All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation. 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). Children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers.
The P.E. and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the P.E., physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.
Here at Christ Church Primary School the P.E. and sport premium is used to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
Profile of P.E. and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching P.E. and sport
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sport
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant, how we allocate the funding and it's impact.