What is the Sports Premium?

The Sports Premium is additional government funding provided to help schools improve the quality of PE and sports activities offered to pupils. The government is spending over £450 million over the 3 academic years 2013 -14, 2014 – 15 and 2015-16.Each primary school receives a lump sum of £8,000 per year plus an extra £5 per pupil in years 1 to 6. This government funding is ‘ring fenced’ and can only be spent on PE and school sport.

PE at George Carey Church of England Primary School

We believe that PE and school sport is essential to the development of the whole child. A high quality physical education programme can inspire all children to excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for all pupils to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities help to build character and self-esteem and can help to embed values such as fairness and respect (which we believe are both Christian and British values).

Aims

The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:-

  • develop confidence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy active lifestyles

Impact of the PE and Sports Premium for children at the school

The number of activities available to children has extended to:-

Athletics, hockey, football, rugby, basketball, dance and tennis (summer term). Many of these sports are available to children during the lunchtime break, and this has vastly improved the quality of children’s lunchtime experience, particularly in KS2. After school clubs are well attended and numbers of participants are growing termly.

The number of tournaments and events that the children have represented the school at has increased. Recent activities have included:-

  • Athletics – 48 children represented the school at the Barking and Dagenham Cross Country Tournament in October 2015. Achievements: Most able child finished 4th, with the rest of the team finishing mid table or higher out of the best cross country runners within the local authority.
  • Rugby – 20 children represented the school at the Barking and Dagenham 50th Anniversary Tag Rugby Tournament in November 2015. Achievements: One of the teams reached the final and narrowly lost to the winning school to a last minute try.
  • Basketball – The school entered two teams for the 4 V 4 Barking and Dagenham Basketball Tournament in November 2015. Achievements: Both teams finished top of their groups with wins over two other Gold Award winning teams.
  • Football – Girls and boys teams from Years 3 to 6 have taken place in many tournaments and after school friendly matches against other schools in Barking and Dagenham.  Achievements: November 2015 – The boys’ team finished top of group stage in the Evans-Moore Football Tournament at Monteagle Primary School. They narrowly lost in the quarter finals of the tournament. September to November 2015 – The girls’ football team is unbeaten this season.

Looking Forwards

The school is hoping to achieve a Silver Sports Mark Award by July 2016 due the high amount of sports participation that George Carey students attend.

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