The Government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. In 2017, the funding doubled to £320 million and has continued at that rate so far. The Conservative Government has pledged to continue this funding through to 2020. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
You can access the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/getting-more-people-playing-sport/supporting-pages/school-pe-and-sport-funding
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Knowles Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our school values such as working together, setting goals and taking pride in what ourselves and others do. We also believe it has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. At Knowles we aim to make sustainable improvement which enables children to learn in the present and take what they have learnt through to their future.
Swimming Attainment Levels 2019 – 2020 cohort Summer Term
|Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety||Please complete all of the below*:|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?||35%|
|What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] ?||50%|
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?||15%|
|Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?||Yes
Money was due to be used in
Spring and Summer term for Year
3 and 4 children. However, they
were unable to swim due to