The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
ACE Schools appreciate the contribution of PE to health and well-bring of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.
At ACE we have made the most of our Physical Education and Sport Premium funding of £2,459.00 through a variety of new initiatives. We have limited onsite facilities that we use for Physical Education, so this money has gone towards hiring local external venues and transport to deliver high quality Physical Education.
We have been able to meet well above the minimum requirements for swimming in the National Curriculum by offering swimming to all of our primary students in Key Stage 2 on a weekly basis throughout the academic year. This has helped to develop our students’ essential survival skills, engaged all our primary pupils in more regular physical activity and effectively kick-started their healthy active lifestyles.
We have employed an additional qualified Physical Education teacher to improve the delivery of Physical Education and sport across the school. We have further increased the confidence and skills of primary staff in teaching Physical Education through internal CPD courses including effective risk assessment through EVOLVE and safeguarding. Schemes of work, lesson plans and teaching resources including a range of table tennis equipment have all been supplied to teaching staff at our primary base to assist the delivery of Physical Education and sport.
Our primary students are also given a number of opportunities to participate in alternative and outdoor adventurous activities including fishing, bowling, sailing, kayaking, power-boating, golf, boxing, and ice skating throughout the academic year which are otherwise not normally part of the main curriculum.
Furthermore our primary base will be competing in a sports day in April alongside some of our other bases for the first time in our history to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in competitive sport.
As highlighted the use of these funds have been used in a variety of ways to benefit Primary children at ACE by developing knowledge and skill in PE. By having confident individuals from a young age, we are inspiring all to live a healthy active lifestyle.