As a legacy of the Olympics in London 2012 the Government allocates a pot of money to schools to support sports and healthy active lifestyles. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer.
This means that schools should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offers
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
The statements below show the initiatives and projects we have undertaken since this funding stream started and the impact and outcomes these have had for our pupils.