PE & Sports Premium
Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium is a Government initiative that aims to help increase and improve the Physical Education and sporting opportunities for Primary aged children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. This has enabled Educational Diversity to commit to employing at least one physical education specialist with a teaching qualification in swimming.
The funding has been allocated to Headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance outcomes of all Primary aged children compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
- The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents
Here in Educational Diversity we aim is to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background.
Educational Diversity have chosen to use the Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming to enable children who did not complete the 25m in their previous school to attend swimming sessions with ourselves.
Swimming at Educational Diversity is extremely important to us being based in a seaside town. As a life-saving skill we encourage all of our children to achieve the National expectation of 25m unaided swimming.
As with every subject in school, we start with a range of swimming abilities and therefore devise our program to meet these needs:
|Beginners: Build water confidence and buoyancy followed by the introduction of different strokes.|
|Intermediate: Introduce different strokes and the techniques that they need to complete 25m.|
|Developing: Work on their technique, stamina and speed to be more efficient in the pool.|
Our school based qualified swimming teacher, delivered a high quality swimming teaching programme for the children. As a result of this 6 of our 2017/18 year 6 cohort were 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