P.E. and Sports Premium Funding
Our School Sport Vision Statement
Bude Infant School is working co-operatively and creatively to develop and shape pupils’ outlooks through high quality physical activity and sport.
At Bude Infant School, we have long recognised the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our pupils. We also acknowledge that a board, balanced, high quality curriculum with extra-curricular activities has a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.
We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic staff. This promotes teamwork, imagination, personal health and fitness with fun. Pupils of all abilities develop their skills, achieve their potential and have an opportunity to shine.
Purpose of the funding
The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since the academic years 2013/14 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see funding going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.
“Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this” (DfE June 2013).
At Bude Infant School:
- We have hired specialist PE teachers to teach PE
- We have started and will continue a Change4Life sport club
- We are encouraging professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- We are providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- We are running sport competitions, and increasing participation at local cluster festivals
- We have bought quality assured professional development modules and material for PE/sport
- We are providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs