Sport and PE Premium Statement 2019-20

As a school we pride ourselves in not only delivering two hours of high-quality PE and sport but also to provide a wide range of opportunities for children to enjoy PE and sport throughout school from Reception to Year 6, including lunchtime and after-school activities.  We enjoy providing our children with different opportunities to encounter new sporting challenges and to develop their talents in order to compete competitively when required.

The Government set aside significant funds to enable primary schools to further develop PE and sport provision.  For the academic year 2019/2020 Stanley Primary School have been allocated the sum of £16,000 + £10 per pupil.

The vast majority of our sports premium funding is being utilised to continue to employ the services of Blackpool Football Club Community Trust (BFCCT).  Over the academic year, specialist sports coaches work alongside our teaching staff to deliver high-quality PE lessons.  This provides the children with new experiences and importantly provides professional development for our teaching staff, thus providing our staff with the skills and knowledge to deliver new or familiar units of PE to a high standard.

Children who have gained the national standard in swimming also receive additional high-quality PE supported through the BFCCT, experiencing sporting activities which may have not been on offer without this funding.

It is also hoped that as the funding is released to school that we will be able to again provide a range of lunchtime activities to increase pupil participation across key stages one and two.

The school will continue to enter a wide range of sporting competitions and a proportion of our sports premium funding will be utilised to ensure children can participate in as many events as possible.  Funds will be utilised to provide staff cover and transport to events.

School swimming

At Stanley Primary School we appreciate the importance of swimming and therefore offer our children who have not attained the national curriculum standard swimming lessons from Year Four.  Their progress is carefully monitored and children work towards gaining the expected target of swimming 25m competently by the end of year 6.  Once the children have reached the expected standard and completed their water safety lessons, they no longer participate in school swimming – they participate in a high-quality PE lesson delivered by specialist coaches in school (see above).  The school swimming provision moves to year 5 in February and children continue to work towards gaining the expected standard.