Sport and PE Premium Statement 2017-18
The importance of pupils participating in regular PE and sport activity has been widely recognised for a number of years. The Government has set aside significant funds to enable primary schools to further develop their PE and sport provision. For the 2017/18 academic year Stanley Primary School has been allocated the sum of £21,090.
The vast majority of the sports premium funding is being utilised to employ the services of the Blackpool Community Football Trust (BCFT). Over the academic year specialist sports coaches will support PE lessons and provide on-going training, support and guidance to our teaching staff. Children who have attained the national standard in swimming also receive additional high quality PE supported through the BCFT, experiencing sporting activities which may have not been on offer without this funding.
In addition the school has engaged the services of Blackpool Community Football Trust to provide a wide range of lunchtime sporting activities to increase pupil participation across key stages one and two.
The school enters a wide range of sporting competitions. We make good use of the sports premium funding to ensure children are able to participate in as many of these events as possible.
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools.
At Stanley Primary School, we appreciate the importance of swimming and therefore offer the children swimming lessons in Year 4. Their progress is carefully monitored and children work towards gaining the expected target of swimming 25m competently by the end of Year 6. Once children have reached the expected standard and completed their water safety lessons, they no longer participate in a school swimming – they participate in a high quality PE lesson delivered by specialist coaches in school. The school swimming provision moves to year 5 in February and children continue to work towards gaining the expected standard. Again, once children have attained the standard they receive a high-quality PE lesson in school.
Our figures for the current Year 6 cohort are:
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 79%