PE & Sport Funding
PE and Sport Premium Statement 2020-21
Physical education is taught in accordance with the National Curriculum. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
PE and Sports Funding 2020-21
The government provides funding 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 – is allocated to all primary schools, providing a dedicated resource to increase PE and school sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on PE and sport in schools. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil
How the allocation will be spent in 2020-21
Lambton Primary School have been allocated £17,670 for 2020-21
As a result of the evaluation of previous spending, we have decided to spend the allocation for 2020-21 in the following ways:
- To provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively, including the purchase of new schemes for dance and gym.
- To provide existing staff with an online platform to demonstrate high quality PE through the use of videos and a variety of activities.
- To increase the participation in competitive sports through continued involvement in cluster school festivals, with the local feeder secondary school. (COVID 19 dependent)
- To participate in virtual cluster festivals and the School Games.
- To continue to encourage pupils to engage in lunchtime activities and therefore increase the number of pupils involved in PE activities during the lunch break.
- To continue to vary and increase the amount of physical activities available after school for pupils and introduce new sports or activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport, e.g. archery, futsal. (within year group bubbles)
- To offer children who are pupil premium access to after school clubs.
- To provide activities during golden time to increase participation in physical activities.
- To run a ‘School Games’ event once a year.
- To improve outdoor PE provision.
Due to COVID 19 some of the PE provision will be adapted and new equipment purchased as necessary.
- At Lambton we endeavour to promote the importance of Physical Education and a healthy lifestyle to all our children across the school. All stakeholders recognise the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle.
- We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development.
- A dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activity is offered to ensure that all children progress physically through an inspirational and fully inclusive PE curriculum.
- All children have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and use the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem.
- We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.
- Our PE Curriculum, along with PSHE and science, teaches children about the importance of healthy living and learning about the need for good nutrition.
- All children develop the fundamental PE skills of agility, coordination, throwing, catching, balance, running and jumping.
- We offer a range of engaging, creative and exciting activities during break time and lunch time. Each day children also have active breaks in between lessons. These 3-5-minute breaks as well as activities at lunch time and break time ensure that every child is active for 30 minutes daily.
- We also encourage participation in a wide range of our extra-curricular activities. Two sports clubs are run daily after school and we also have a daily active Breakfast club.
- Children have developed their own Lambton Gym, which has been run by the pupils for several years now. Children work as young leaders and engage younger children in lunchtime clubs encouraging more children to be active.
- The school has a School Sport Organizing Committee (SSOC) and a sport club for girls (Girls' Club). These clubs are organized and run by pupils. Young leaders are eligible to be considered for our in-house sport leader award (Lambton Active Leader Award).
- School continues to develop links with other schools through competitive participation in The Sunderland Schools Partnership and Oxclose Academy.
- Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, are physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive sports and activities, and lead healthy, active lifestyles.
- We create opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to help children build character and to embed values, such as fairness and respect. Pupils’ social skills are developed through team or group work, enabling children to work together and as individuals.
- The school runs several sporting teams and extra-curricular activities. Pupils also take part in local cluster festivals and other events involving children from other schools. We also hold a variety of intra-house events where children compete in a wide variety of sports.
- Sports days at the end of the summer term are important events in our school year.
The effect of the Premium on pupils’ PE participation and attainment
PE Impact of the Sports Premium on pupils
- Pupils participate in lunchtime activities which increases the number of pupils involved in PE activities during the lunch break.
- Lambton Gym plan and deliver sports sessions for younger pupils.
- The school enters the maximum number of teams allowed in sport competitions, including tournaments aimed specifically at SEND pupils.
- Children are often selected to represent Sunderland or Tyne and Wear in various sporting events thanks to the success in earlier competitions. The attainment and success in competition can be viewed here.
- Children are more active at lunchtimes
- Active After school club is well attended
How we ensure that the impact of the PE and sport premium is sustainable
- Specialist sport coaches are deployed alongside class teachers, and this improves the knowledge and proficiency of existing teachers.
- Our School Sport Organizing Committee (Year 5 and 6) attend sports leaders’ courses and, before they leave the school, train younger pupils to continue the work, e.g. Lambton Gym.
- An after-school sport club has substituted frequently played sports with specialist sports, e.g. archery. A 50 km incremental run has been added to the sport schedule. This takes place in early summer and is overseen by school staff.
- A Fitness4Life club ensures children are engaged, challenged, and rewarded, while improving their fitness and health. This club is managed by a class teacher.
- Following continuing professional development, the Active Breakfast Club can be administered by a member of existing staff.