PE & Sports Premium
The Primary PE and Sports Premium is a fantastic opportunity for Welsh House Farm to make a life-changing difference to our students. We use the funding to create opportunities for all students within our school, enabling us to empower children to enhance their physical and educational development in PE and sport.
Each year, we are granted funding in order to achieve this, and to ensure that we are using this funding as effectively as possible, detailed plans and arrangement are developed in line with our curricular activities to ensure we are using the primary sports funding efficiently and giving our student the best possible opportunities. Our aim is that all students are inspired to grow and flourish whilst they attend our school, and we encourage them to lead healthy and active lifestyles whilst enjoying PE and sport. The PE and Sport Premium funding is key to achieving all of this.
What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium grant?
The Primary PE and Sports Premium is funded by the Department for Education, with the purpose of enabling schools to receive funding. This can be spent on the PE and sports department of any eligible school to increase physical education, active lifestyles and sports for all primary school pupils. The premium therefore enables schools to build the foundations of a sustainable sports strategy. This will ensure a lasting improvement on physical activity in schools in the future.
What are the objectives of the premium?
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is ring-fenced and must only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools.
The funding therefore aims to achieve a self-sustaining improvement in all areas of PE, from the quality of physical education to introducing health focused physical activities and after school sports.
Engage all pupils in regular physical activity and healthy active lifestyles.
Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of PE and sport teaching staff.
Broaden experience in the range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
Encourage the participation of pupils in competitive sports.
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, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental well-being (increasing self-esteem and emotional well-being and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
For these reasons central government provides primary schools nationally with additional funding aimed at improving the quality of physical education. You can learn more about the premium generally from the government's PE and sport premium page or you can read about how we at WHFCS spend this money and the specific benefits gained by downloading the reports below.