PE and Sport Premium
“Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. We want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.”
- From the ‘Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Department for Education’
Since 2013 Melbourne Infant School has received funding as part of the governments ‘primary PE and sports funding’.
This funding was given to increase the number of children playing sport and who have access to good quality coaching or provision. It has allowed staff to increase their own subject knowledge through additional CPD (training) which has then led to enhanced provision for the children.
In school the PE coordinator is Liz Fletcher.
The named Governor for PE and School Sport in school is Christopher Lancaster.
Things we are working towards this year are:
- CPD for staff in regards to emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
- Ensuring children are engaged and active through a variety of enhancements e.g. Drumercise, go Noodle, active lessons
- Enhancing the provision at lunchtime.
- 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.
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