PE and Sport Premium
“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 literacy (building physical competency alongside confidence, enjoyment, knowledge and understanding) and high quality, modern physical education (PE) lessons that engage boys and girls of different backgrounds and abilities should be a fundamental part of every child’s school experience.
Ensuring young people have access to the right amount of daily activity can have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing learning and academic achievement. Sport has also been identified by the Department for Education as one of the five foundations for building character, helping young people develop resilience, determination and self-belief, and instilling values and virtues such as friendship and fair play. It can help children and young people to connect with their peers, tackling loneliness and social isolation and building stronger communities.”
- From the School Sport and Activity Action Plan ~ July 2019
Since 2013 Melbourne Infant School has received funding as part of the government’s ‘primary PE and sports premium’. This funding is used to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of all our children, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Our focus for the coming year includes:
Increasing opportunities for physical activity to benefit emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
Ensuring all children are active throughout the day, aiming for 60 active minutes daily, with a variety of engaging opportunities.
Enhancing the play provision at playtime and lunchtime, as well as the classes’ outdoor areas.
Raising the profile of PE and sports through a range of activities i.e. Joe Wicks live challenges and taking part in school to school competitions, intra-school competitions.
Providing CPD opportunities for all staff to ensure high quality PE provision and Physical Activities.
In school the PE subject lead is Liz Fletcher.
The named Governor for PE and School Sport in school is Fran Bonner.
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