Schools receive PE and sport premium funding from the government based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. The funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer. It should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE 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.
The DfE vision is for all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Their objective for this funding is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality od PE and sport in primary schools.
There are 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- 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.
Schools are required to publish how they spend their PE and sport premium funding. Our strategy for spending the sports premium can be found in the menu below. This includes a full breakdown of the total allocation Wayland Junior Academy will receive, how we have allocated this spending and how we will evaluate the impact.
From 2017/2018, there is a new requirement for schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self- rescue in different water based situations. As this requirement is new, Wayland Junior's year 6 data is based upon their last assessment for swimming which took place when this cohort were in Year 4. A further swimming top up session took place in the Summer Term. We are pleased to report our percentage of children who can swim rose from 29% to 86.2%.