Creating a programme of PE, school sport and physical activity which meets the needs of everyone is challenging, especially with an average of 260 pupils in each primary school. That’s 260 individual personalities, 260 individual needs and 260 reasons for needing or enjoying an active life. That’s before you’ve balanced the delivery and demand for sport and physical activity and the need to deliver a high quality PE curriculum.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Head teachers, business managers and PE leads are expected to create a PE and school sport offer which equips every child with both the ability and desire to lead a physically active and healthy life, for life and demonstrate the impact you have had against this.
“All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active, lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
Department for Education vision for the PE Premium.
As the PE national curriculum states in its purpose: ‘it should inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect’.
A well planned and inspirational range of sports and activities and extended PE lesson time during give pupils an opportunity to demonstrate their potential, experience for the first time a new sport or activity, develop their confidence and self-esteem and support them in the realisation that being physically active is a great and important thing to do. The effects of getting this right for every pupil before they leave primary school will stay with them forever!
This is where MSP can help. We know what it takes to demonstrate impact in PE and school sport and we know that if your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:
We can signpost you to a wealth of information from our partners. These resources will help, they’re aimed at providing a generic overview of the types of things you should be considering when planning and demonstrating your work around the PE Premium
If you have digested these national resources and still feel you could benefit from some extra help, then MSP can work with your school to create a PE offer bespoke to your school. Our service will ensure that you meet the needs of the OFSTED and DfE when it comes to demonstrating impact against the Premium whilst meeting the needs of every pupil across a high quality, pupil focused PE and school sport offer.