Risby CEVC Primary School receives an annual PE & Sport Premium from the Department for Education (DfE), which is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education, physical activity and sport that we offer all of our children.
The PE & Sport Premium has been invaluable in helping us to develop and add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offered and, when determining how we will spend it, we are always mindful that the improvements we make now, must benefit pupils who join the school in future years.
The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5-18 years should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school, and we strive to achieve this by using the PE & Sport Premium to:
For the period 2020-2021, we received £17,490 PE & Sport Premium funding. COVID-19 restrictions meant we were unable to offer children access to close contact sports however and we were also unable to run lunchtime sports clubs; after school sports clubs or to participate in inter-school sports competitions. Swimming pools were closed from September 2020-July 2021 and children were therefore unable to participate in weekly swimming lessons.
As a result, we allocated only £5,490 of the PE & Sport Premium to the academic year 2020-2021 and £12,000 of funding was carried forward: giving us a total of £29,490 PE & Sport Premium funding for the period September 2021-August 2022. We are currently in the process of finalising our ongoing PE & Sport Premium strategy for the period September 2021-August 2022
By the end of Key Stage 2, the majority of children should be able to: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres; use a range of strokes effectively; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Whilst we were unable to assess the Year 6 children at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2021, as we were unable to provide swimming lessons, swimming will be a priority this year. Swimming lessons are provided and funded as part of our curriculum offer in Year 3 and we will continue to allocate PE & Sport Premium to provide top-up swimming lessons for Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6. Pupils in KS2 will attend weekly swimming lessons at the Abbeycroft Leisure Centre as follows: