The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
At Gorton Primary School we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
As part of the Sports Premium Funding it is expected that schools publish a report that details the way the Sports Premium funding has been spent and the impact this has had on pupils. Schools only receive funding for pupils in Year 1 and upwards. As a result of this Gorton Primary School will not receive any funding until the academic year 2019/2020.
Pupils at Gorton Primary School have block swimming lessons in the summer term for pupils in Key Stage 2. As the school currently only has Reception pupils, Swimming levels won’t be available until these pupils enter Key Stage 2.