Sports Premium, Physical Education and Sport
‘Not everyone can be an Olympic champion. Not everyone can be the best in their field. But we can all improve and be better than we are.’
–Steve Redgrave – Olympic gold medals at 5 consecutive Games.
At Chilton Academy, we believe Physical Education helps children to become responsible adults who are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Physical fitness is an important component to leading a healthy lifestyle. The inclusion of regular fitness activity helps children maintain fitness, develop muscular strength and improve cardiovascular health. The participation in well taught physical education provides a positive influence on a children’s personality, character and self-esteem. In addition, the team sport enhances communication skills, and the skills required to get along and cooperate with other children of varying backgrounds and personalities. Competitive team sports develop children’s resilience and a mindset that accepts both achievements and disappointment, which prepares them for future life challenges.
The teaching of Physical Education is essential to the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes. Hand-eye coordination is improved, as well as good body movements, which helps in the development of a healthy body posture. Through Physical Education, children will also develop the skills needed to participate in a range of different sporting activities including: gymnastics, dance, striking and fielding games, invasion games and net and wall games. They will grow into sports people who are fit and able.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government will continue to providing funding of £320 million per annum, in the 2019 to 2020 academic year, for to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Our school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil this year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of the funding
At Chilton Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. The governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. It’s important that we use this money wisely. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and resources to further enhance the curriculum.
Our Sports Funding allocation will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing more sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and by training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions that will continue to have an impact for years of come.
‘Learning to swim is such an important life skill.’
–Aimee Wilmott – Team GB and Commonwealth Gold Medallist.
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Schools are required to publish information related to their students and their swimming abilities. Swimming and water safety has been a requirement of the curriculum since 1994. The aim is for all children to leave primary school with a basic ability to swim competently. With drowning being the third highest rate of accidental deaths in children, Chilton Academy believe that this is vitally important. To help as many children as possible to achieve this, we have for this Academy Year changed swimming provider and we are now attending Woodham Academy a member school of our own Eden Trust Academy Partnership.
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