PE & Sports
Sports Premium funding is ring-fenced and is allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resources to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula references the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11).
We are using the findings of the Ofsted report 'Beyond 2012 - outstanding physical education for all (February 2013)' and London Sport's 'PE and Sport Premium Guidance Document (March 2017) to help guide our spending and the development of physical and health education in the school.
At Castilion we are using our grant to enhance PE and Sport via investment in new, high-quality resources, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, staff training and also through the recruitment of sports coaches.
Mrs Squirrell is our Sports and P.E. leader.
How the impact of Sports Premium funding is measured and we ensure that improvements are sustainable
The use of the Sports Premium has increased sports participation and the achievement of the children. Both of these indicators are carefully monitored by the school. Ongoing tracking of these areas enables us to ensure that these improvements are sustainable.
The Sports and P.E. leader carries out regular monitoring to ensure that spending has an impact on children's achievement. This includes monitoring of the quality of outside provision, teaching, planning and pupil achievement. Regular audits of children's views are also taken and acted upon.
How we ensure that the use of the Sports Premium is giving pupils the opportunity to develop a healthy, active lifestyle
- Children participate in the Change for Life initiative at lunchtimes.
- We have structured physical activity in the playground during breaks.
- We are trialling the use of aerobics in classrooms to support learning.
- We encourage families and children to walk to school through the Walk to School on Wednesday initiative.
- We participate in the Healthy Schools initiative
Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was an underspend on the budget for 2019/20. This surplus has been transferred to the 2020/21 budget.