Toftwood Infant and Junior School Federation
The Government has announced that it is continuing to provide PE and Sports Premium Funding for the year 2020-2021 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools across the country. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport.
Their vision is that “All pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
The objective for PE and Sports Premium Funding is
To achieve self-sustaining
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles. The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children aged 5 upwards engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
At Toftwood Federation we are committed to using the PE and Sports Premium Funding to enhance the high quality teaching and experiences we already provide and to increase the opportunities for children to be active and develop a passion for sports and physical activity. Some of our PE and Sports Premium money in the past has been spent on a specialist PE teacher who worked alongside our teachers to plan and carry our new, exciting and challenging PE lessons. This provided high quality PE teaching, as well as allowing our staff to develop their own PE teaching skills. We are now focusing on building on those skills that teachers and pupils developed during this time and putting into practice the skills and knowledge that we have acquired.
The majority of spending has been focused on staff development and training – this has included REAL PE training for all staff across three different staff meetings. The money has also been spent on team each days with Real PE specialists and Real Gymnastics staff training.
We also allocate funding for PE equipment to enhance the experience of all children and ensure they have access to high quality resources which enables them to be more active and develop their skills in PE lessons.
Here’s a breakdown of how we have used and are planning to use the money: