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Marlow Church of England Infant School

PE And Sports Premium

The premium should be used by schools to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of physical education and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

All children and young people should live healthy, active lives. The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend that all children and young people should take part in moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity for at least 60 minutes every day. Children with special educational needs and disabilities should take part in 20 minutes of daily activity.

The Childhood Obesity Plan says that at least 30 minutes of daily activity should take place in schools.

Schools should use the PE and sport premium funding to help achieve these aims. It must not be used for core-type school activities. They should use it to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity they provide, such as:

  • funding high-quality PE and sport for at least 2 hours a week, complemented by a wide range of extracurricular sport and competitive opportunities
  • providing or improving equal access to sport for boys and girls

Schools should prioritise PE and sport premium spending to improve in the following 5 key areas:

  • increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport
  • increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport
  • raising the profile of PE and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement
  • offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils
  • increase participation in competitive sport

Schools must use the PE and sport premium to:

  • build capacity and capability in the school and make sure that improvements made to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity provision now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future
  • develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that the school provides

Use of sports premium at Marlow Church of England infant school

Through providing a curriculum that is enriching, engaging and meaningful, Physical Education compliments the aims of Marlow Church of England Infant school, by making physical activity accessible to all. 

Embrace the uniqueness of everybody and be inclusive of all

The children at Marlow C of E Infant School are enthusiastic about PE and physical activity. During their time at our school the children develop fundamental movement skills in order to become confident, social and active children. We develop children who are able to take turns, negotiate and listen to others in all situations, be it sports or lessons. Our children become confident, resilient learners in all areas by having the essential skills to support their development.

We are passionate about giving our children the best start in life by promoting healthy and active lifestyles. We aim to meet our responsibilities around the children being active for 30 minutes a day by implementing movement across the curriculum, throughout the day.

Priorities for 2023-24:

Increasing staff confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE & Sport

  • Continue development of teaching techniques with Real Dance learning platform.
  • Continue our Legacy journey with the support of Real PE - online refresher training, Staff INSET to share practice
  • Continuation of training and guidance for existing members of teaching staff. Subject leader to team teach with teachers in the summer term.

Offering a broader range of Physical Education, sport and physical activity

  • Providing further opportunities for physical activity through outdoor learning lessons where the emphasis is on movement, enjoyment and learning outside the classroom.
  • Provide a wider range of physically active extra-curricular clubs
  • Involvement of more children in physically active extra-curricular clubs
  • Offering taster sessions on sports that aren't currently taught through the curriculum

Raising the profile of Physical education, sport and physical education across the school and beyond

  • Develop links to share good practice with local schools
  • Continuation of relaying the importance of movement throughout the school day. Consider new ways of creating movement and share with staff.
  • Plans to re-ignite links with local schools for competitions and development of children's skills 
  • Showcase our PE learning platform with local schools.
  • Sharing the Real PE platform with parents/carers so that they can use it at home. This is done through Class Home Pages and Curriculum Information sessions.