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
We have ensured that staff CPD is a core target in our sports funding to plan for a sustainable sports and physical education curriculum. We also have a key focus on enrichment to allow children to access a wide variety of sports. We truly believe there is a sport for every child.
All children and young people should live healthy, active lives. The Childhood Obesity Plan says that at least 30 minutes of daily activity should take place and schools have a key role to play in achieving this aim. This is particularly true of primary schools, where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity are embedded. OPAL play has allowed us to dramatically improve the quality of day-to-day playtime, with a consequent beneficial impact on engagement, learning, personal development and physical activity. The training and support this program offers has allowed us to make sustainable, long-lasting changes to our play curriculum.