PE & Sports Funding Grant
The Department For Education (DFE) states:
‘All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.’
As a result of this commitment, the Government has continued to provide additional funding to all schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity they offer. (PESSPA). The funding amount schools receive is based on the number of primary age pupils the school has. The sport premium must be used to increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision and also the participation in all types of physical activity, but should also allow for flexibility to meet the individual needs of the school.
At Bushfield Infant School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils. Through PE and sport, our children learn to develop important qualities such as discipline, communication, team work, sportsmanship and ambition, in the hope of achieving improved concentration, attitude and academic achievement.
All these skills are important skills for life and children are encouraged to develop these skills throughout their time at Bushfield Infants and to continue to use and apply them as they move on in the future.
For 2020/2021 the Sport Premium funding was £17,170 and the PE Premium Report explains how this funding was used and the impact it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
For 2021/2022, the Sport Premium remains the same at £17,170 and must be spent by July 31st 2022.
Please read the document below to find out how we intend to spend this year's funding.