The government has doubled the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year.
The PE and Sport Premium aims to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, we are working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active.
Yattendon CE Primary School uses the statutory funding for sport in the following ways:
The school employs a Sports Coach (Mr Bint) for a day and a half each week to engage all of our pupils in regular physical activity and introduce them to new sports. This also supports staff understanding of PE and games. He also runs two after-school clubs which are very popular. Mr. Bint also supports groups of pupils on a Friday in swimming, outdoor learning and delivering Occupational therapy programmes to develop physical skills. The school runs Inter-house Sports competitions throughout the year and an end of year Sports Day, a very successful event including a picnic, for parents, grandparents and the wider community.
Year 4 all have access to high quality swimming coaching for 8 weeks in the Autumn Term at The Down's School, which is our local feeder secondary school.
All of our Year 6 pupils meet the National Curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
We are affiliated with Newbury and District School's Netball Association, enjoy a weekly netball practice and participate in many matches and tournaments during the school year. Pupils from our school have been selected to attend County trials for the past 3 years and we currently have a pupil in Newbury Juniors, with two Year 5s attending their additional coaching.