Vision for PE and Sport
At Stoke Holy Cross Primary School, we believe that Physical Education (P.E.) and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children. P.E. and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. Our ambition is to create an embedded and inclusive culture where the teaching and learning of high quality physical activity ensures all children progress in their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development and as a result adopt health life style choices and enjoy being active.
Physical activity involves pupils learning about themselves, their capabilities, their potential, and their limitations and gives them opportunities to develop resilience a growth mindset. A well-structured physical activity programme provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and to participate in a range of fun but challenging activities. Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration but also promotes physical growth and brain development.
Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. It builds character and embeds values such as teamwork, fairness and respect. Through a high quality physical education at Stoke Holy Cross Primary School, we can help to build positive attitudes towards physical activity and to inspire all young people to seek future participation in physical activities and performance in sport as a lifelong lifestyle.
Primary PE and Sports Premium
In March 2013, the Government announced that it was providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The primary PE and Sports Premium. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary Head teachers.
In July 2017, the DfE announced the doubling of the original amount of this funding with some amendments to the grant conditions. Schools receive £16000 plus an extra £10 per child.
Purpose of the funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their provision of PE and Sport. This means schools should:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that their school already offers.
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.