PE at Whitton Primary
PE at Whitton Primary School is an integral part of school life. The aim is to encourage pupils to have a life long interest and enjoyment of physical activity. All pupils have at least two hours of high quality PE timetabled where they follow the new National Curriculum. Pupils in Reception, Nursery and KS1 pupils develop fundamental skills looking specifically at movement, agility, balance, coordination, individually and with others. Pupils in KS2 build on their work in KS1, improving their skills and understanding in a variety of areas of activity including games, athletics, gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities and swimming. Taking part in competitive games is a key part of the KS1 & KS2 curriculum.
Pupils are also given the chance to take part in a wide range of extra curricular PE activities at lunchtimes and after school throughout the academic year. There are a large number of opportunities to take part in local intra school fixtures, festivals and competitions. The school is a member of IPSSA (Ipswich Primary School Sport Association) and works closely with the Ipswich School Games Organiser.
Through our engaging and enjoyable PE provision, we want our pupils to become physically active for continued periods of time, take part in competitive sports and activities, lead healthy, active lives and develop competence in a broad range of physical activities.
PE Premium Funding
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic year 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils at the annual school's census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Small schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Purpose of funding
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
run sport competitions or increase pupils' participation in the School Games
run sports activities with other school.
Schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' handbook' and supporting guidance, so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision.
PE Pupil Premium at Whitton Primary School
This is a very exciting time in terms of funding in PE and Sport for pupils. We aim to use the funding at Whitton to develop the range of opportunities for our pupils and increase the participation levels in extra curricular sport. We are determined to find each and every child's niche to ensure they make the correct healthy lifestyle choices and have a love and enjoyment of PE and Sport. There are other aims and targets the school is focusing on to use the funding effectively so that there is a lasting legacy for every pupil. Please click on the link to the school's action plan:-