The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
At St Augustine’s we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
For the year 2017/2018 we have been allocated £17, 700 to spend on improving our PE provision at St Augustine’s.
Year 5/6 Swimming Competency
Our Year 5 pupils attend swimming lessons September to November – once we have the results of the current school year we will publish the results. Our Year 6 pupils will attend swimming lessons during the summer term 2019 – once we have the results of the current school year we will publish the results. At present 22 out of 26 Year 6 pupils can swim competently.
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2017/18 results:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations