All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and Sport Premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.
Ofsted’s new Inspection Framework, which came into effect from September 2019, gives greater recognition to schools’ work to support the personal development of pupils, such as the opportunities they have to learn about eating healthily and maintaining an active lifestyle. Inspectors will expect to see schools delivering a broad, ambitious education, including opportunities to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities. Schools should consider how they use their PE and Sport Premium to support this.
(Department for Education, July 2020; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools)
|School name||Goodnestone CE Primary School|
|Pupils in school||51|
|Sports premium 2019/20||£16445|
|Sports premium 2020/21||£16370|
|Academic year or years covered by statement||2019/2020 and 2020/2021|
|Review date||July 2021|
|Statement authorised by||John Dexter, Executive Head|
|Sports lead||Jonathan Price|
Goodnestone is a place of learning where all are nurtured and supported. Goodnestone has high expectations of all, so they fulfil their God given aspirations within and outside our small school community. Following the example of Jesus, we include all by showing friendship to each other, valuing their unique contribution.
Academic Year 2019-2020 Review
Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
The school employed a specialist sports coach agency to support the teaching and learning within PE lessons. The sports coach agency had a positive impact on the quality of lessons and helped to incorporate a range of sports into the PE curriculum.
The sports coach agency provided active lunch time clubs that were open to all and pupil uptake was high.
Key sports equipment was also allocated to supplement the existing stock sporting equipment.
Key indicator 2: The profile of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
The profile of sporting achievement and participation was raised through the use of in-school incentives. Pupils were able to earn certificates that recognised key sporting milestones (e.g. Golden Mile certificates) and saw their progress celebrated throughout the school.
Pupils were provided with opportunities to attend off-site sports events and shared their positive experiences in school assemblies. Pupils visited a climbing experience centre as part of our House system rewards.
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Staff worked alongside the specialist coaches and specific sports coaches to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills of the in the teaching of PE and Sports.
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
A range of sports clubs were available for pupils at playtime, lunch time and after school. School trips are organised each year, with a focus on sports to ensure that they are receiving an engaging sporting curriculum.
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport
The school organised pupil involvement in a variety of sports, with a competitive element. This included our cross country teams attendance at cross country events.
The school was unable to complete the usual swimming provision due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Academic Year 2020/21
Intentions for Sports Premium spend
|Key Indicator||Sports Provision||Intent|
|Key indicator 1&4||Active Playtimes||Increase opportunities for all pupils to engage in physical activity|
|Key indicator 1||Daily Mile||Increase opportunities for all pupils to engage in physical activity|
|Key indicator 1&4||Daily Sports Clubs||Increase opportunities for all pupils to engage in physical activity and increase access to different sports|
|Key Indicator 1||Swimming catch-up sessions||Ensure pupils are able to swim 25m following COVID-19 restrictions|
|Key indicator 2||Restructure of subject leadership across Aycliffe, Goodnestone and Nonington resulting in a sports lead for the collaboration||Maximise the leadership opportunities to raise the profile of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity|
|Key indicator 3||PE Passport||Increase staff knowledge and support the planning and assessment process|
|Key indicator 3||Sports Coaches in PE Sessions||Increase staff knowledge|
|Key indicator 3&4||Specialist Sports Coaches||Increase access to different sports and increase staff knowledge|
|Key indicator 4||Additional sport resources||Increase access to different sports|
|Key indicator 5||Sports coaches to organise the engagement with competitive frameworks across and beyond the collaboration of Aycliffe, Goodnestone and Nonington||Increase access to a competitive framework|
Sports Coach: £16800
Specialist Sports Coaches: £3900
Swimming Catch-Up: £1000
PE Passport: £600