What is the Warren Road Primary PE & Sports Premium?
The Coalition Government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2016, to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport within state primary schools nationwide. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education as well as Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be apportioned directly to schools.
Mandatory guidelines issued state that schools are fully accountable for how the ring-fenced Premium funding is spent however they are free to choose which areas of subject development they deem to be most important and far-reaching for expenditure.
At Warren Road Primary School, we aim to establish a sporting culture that enables and encourages all children to play and enjoy a wide range of sporting pursuits. We believe that it is essential for all children to have the opportunity to develop key knowledge, skills and understanding within a range of different areas as well as recognising the importance through enjoyment of an active healthy lifestyle. We also recognise the significance of competitive sport as to our pupils’ wider educational development and in preparing them for their secondary education and later life.
We aim to:
1. Improve the quality of the school P.E. programme by:
- Auditing staff to highlight subject-specific developmental areas
- Deliver P.E. focused staff training through staff meetings and training days
- Employ sports specialists to teach pupils and mentor staff
- Investigate and explore good practice from other borough / outer borough schools to further improve the quality of our P.E.curriculum
2. Establish a wide ranging extra-curricular sports programme
3. Provide additional training and coaching for children within school teams to develop their skills as part of our gifted and talented offer
4. Enter teams into a wide range of borough festivals and competitions
5. Create intra school sport competitions to provide further competitive opportunities
6. Ensure children are confident swimmers and that when they leave Warren Road, they can all swim 50 metres and use a range of different strokes as well as develop essential life-saving and first aid skills
7. Ensure children are aware of the benefits of Physical Education and how it contributes to their physical; emotional; personal; social; moral; cultural and spiritual well-being
8. Provide ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the pupil entitlement