The government provides extra funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
- Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement
At Broadfields we believe high quality PE and sport provision are essential therefore we intend to use the PE Premium in the following ways:
- Broadfields are part of the Barnet Schools Sports Partnership which allows us to participate in competitions, festivals and coaching opportunities across a wide range of sports. See link for up and coming events:
- At Broadfields we recognise the importance of breaktime and lunchtime activities in supporting the development of healthy active lifestyles. We have therefore increased the range of equipment available during these times and made a commitment to training staff so that we can offer our pupils fun and exciting opportunities to engage in physical activity during the school day.
- Broadfields employs two sports coaches at a total cost of over £30000. The PE Premium helps towards the cost of this provision. These coaches have allowed us to offer an increased range of in school and extracurricular sports for our pupils. Our PE coaches are also heavily involved in our in school PE lessons. This allows pupils to receive more regular 1 to 1 feedback which in turn helps to develop their own personal performance.
- Over the last year, children achieved great success in football, netball, gymnastics, athletics, tag rugby, ultimate frisbee and many other sports. The school also encourages all children to take part in a daily kilometre walk, jog or run.