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PE and Sport Premium

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave us an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport. It highlighted the fact that sport should be an important part of every child’s education. The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games, and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. As a result schools are given additional funding to provide high quality PE and sports provision.

At Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School, we recognise the contribution of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) to the physical and mental health and well-being of children. We believe that an innovative PESSPA curriculum alongside varied extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

All children and young people should live healthy active lives. The Childhood Obesity Plan says that at least 30 minutes of daily activity should take place in schools.  Schools have a key role to play in achieving this aim. This is particularly true of primary schools where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity are embedded. 

The funding is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PESSPA curriculum, such as:

  • funding high-quality PE and sport for at least 2 hours a week, complemented by a wide range of extracurricular sport and competitive opportunities
  • providing or improving equal access to sport for boys and girls

We use the funding we receive to prioritise success in the five key indicators as outlined by the Government: 

  • Key Indicator 1: increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport
  • Key Indicator 2: increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport
  • Key Indicator 3: raising the profile of PE and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement
  • Key Indicator 4: offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils
  • Key Indicator 5: increase participation in competitive sport

We complete a detailed Sports Premium Analysis each year, capturing our key achievements to date and areas for future development. We link this directly to the five key indicators as detailed above.