At Gade Valley, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities contribute to the holistic development of our pupils and through participation, our pupils build and learn more about our key values such as: confidence, teamwork, attentiveness, motivation and perseverance. Furthermore, we believe that physical activity has numerous benefits for our pupils' physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing, and when our pupils are physically active they are happier and more resilient. It is our experience that pupils who have access to sufficient daily activity show improved behaviour and academic achievement.
Our primary school PE and sport funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through utilising the expertise of additional sports professionals; providing more extra-curricular opportunities; purchasing quality resources to enhance sporting and physical opportunities; entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport, increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our pupils. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all. In addition, we aim to develop pupils' health and fitness by increasing opportunities for them to be active.
What is the PE and Sport Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £320 million to improve the provision of physical education and sport for all pupils and to encourage healthy, active lifestyles. This 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport, physical activity and PE for all their pupils. Each school, for the 2020/21 academic year, will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil (in year 1-6) - here at Gade Valley that will mean around £17,770.