Physical Education and Sport
As part of the Hertford and Ware School Sports Partnership (H&WSSP) we have access to a range of PE & sporting experts,
resources and competitions for the benefit of our children.
Primary School Sports Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has been providing funding of £150 million per annum towards new and substantial investment in primary school sport. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The money can only be spent on sport, PE provision and related resources in schools.
When the scheme started, each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. In the academic year 2017-18, the Sports Premium was been doubled and this doubled figure was retained in 2018-19.
What is the Purpose of the Funding?
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
At Wareside C of E Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
We believe that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. It is important that we use this money wisely. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing/coaching and resources to further enhance the curriculum.
Our Sports Funding allocation will enable us to continue and extend our provision through entering into more competitive sports competitions, improving our assessment opportunities and by training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Physical Literacy: All children benefit and are educated about physical literacy, regardless of their social, cultural and economic background or sporting ability. The pupils will be educated about physical fitness, promoting healthy and active lifestyles and looking after their mental well-being: at Wareside we care for the whole child.
Each year some of our older children become our Sports Ambassadors. They represent our school at partnership events and promote PE, Sport and healthy lifestyles within the school. Additionally, in the summer term, we are planning to retrain all Class 2 children as ‘Sports Organising Crew’. They will then plan and lead daily lunchtime activities.
The mission of School Games is to keep competitive sport at the heart of schools and provide more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.
We have achieved the School Games Gold standard four years in a row.
Here is information on how we have used the money in the past.
- Sports Premium Plan 2019-20
- Sports Premium Impact poster 2019-20
- Sports Premium Plan 2018-2019
- Sports Premium Impact Poster 2018-19
- Sports Premium Plan 2017-2018
- Sports Premium Impact Poster 2017-2018
- Sports Premium Plan 2016-2017
- Sports Premium Impact Poster 2016-2017
- Sports Premium Plan 2015-2016
- Sports Premium Impact Poster 2015-2016
Change4Life Sports Clubs is an exciting program that aims to harness the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to engage primary and secondary aged school children in physical activity and school sport.
Change4Life Sport Clubs take the principles and specific skills from a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports and place them in a fun, vibrant and exciting activity club giving young people the confidence and competence to take part in lifelong physical activity.
Primary clubs capture the essence of the sport without directly delivering sport-specific content, and are grouped under five multi-sport themes:
Our Change4Life club is run at lunchtimes.
Key Stage 1
Y2 Rapid Fire
Year 3 and 4
Y3 Skipping / Speedstacks
Y3/4 Rapid Fire
Year 5 and 6
Y5/6 Table Tennis
Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics
Y5/6 Girls Football
Y5/6 Quicksticks Hockey
Y5/6 Kwik Cricket
Y5 WWW Games
KS2 Tag Rugby
Y4-6 Cross Country
Y1-4 Dance Show