Primary School PE and Sports Funding
The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 on wards in order to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools and is monitored by our Governing body.
At St Bridget’s, Sport and being active is something we have always placed a great emphasis on. Our children have rich and varied opportunities to take part in sport for fun, personal achievement and development, physical development and competition.
We are extremely well resourced and our teachers are trained to a high standard. Teachers and coaches who deliver PE in Curriculum time, and who facilitate extra curricular sporting opportunities, are passionate about what they do and help our children to achieve in all areas of sport and physical activity.
We currently hold a Silver Kitemark Award for the range and quality of sports we provide. All of our children take part in daily activities and a high proportion take part in sporting events after school as well as represent our school at competition level.
Children from Year 1 to Year 6 receive swimming lessons and by the end of Year 6 100% of all our children can swim 25 meters unaided and can use a range of strokes effectively.
However, there are always ways we can improve our provision and practice. The additional Sports and PE Funding is helping us to :
‘We live to learn, laugh and play and enjoy every single day’
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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