Primary PE and Sports Premium
At Bill Quay Primary School our aim is to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education (PE), whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We believe that a dedicated and varied curriculum has a positive influence of the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. The continued allocation of the sports premium funding will enable us to continue to extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to continue to deliver quality PE sessions.
The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise. Advantages of becoming healthier both mentally and physically will improve behaviour and aid better academic achievement.
At Bill Quay Primary School, we received £17,760 in our Sports Premium grant for 2020-21 and the same amount for 2021-22. This money is ring-fenced and has to be spent on improving the quality of physical activity for our pupils. Please read our Sports Premium Report for details of how the money was spent in 2020-21 and its impact in our school.
As these are unprecedented times we have been able to carry under-spends forward. This money has to be spent in full by March 31st 2022.
At Bill Quay, we firmly believe in the importance and value of developing skills in swimming, not just for health and enjoyment but also because we know that these skills could one day be life-saving. For most of the school year, our Year 4 and Year 5 children receive specialist swimming lessons at Heworth Leisure Centre. The final half-term of the year focuses on improving swimming skills for those Year 6 pupils who have not yet met the required government standard. However, swimming lessons have been suspended for much of 2020 and 2021 because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of our Recovery curriculum, from September 2021 our Year 5 pupils are currently receiving weekly swimming sessions.
We are required to report the percentage of children who have met the national Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.
Swimming and water Safety National Curriculum requirements
Percentage of children meeting the requirements
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
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?
If you would like any further information please contact Mrs Neale (PE co-ordinator) or Mrs Rutherford (Business Manager)