Since September 2013, all primary schools across England have received a share of the Government £150m per annum Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium. The funding is ring-fenced and must be spent on improving the provision and quality of PE and sport in primary schools so that pupils develop healthy, active lifestyles.
The PRU supports pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties in their mainstream schools. Through both our outreach and inreach services we provide a holistic approach to support and work closely in partnership with families and other professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils.
The benefits of physical activity for children are well established. Pupils who are dual-registered will, in the main, have access to the full PE curriculum at their mainstream school. In addition, the PRU will also offer a range of PE options to give pupils additional opportunities as part of our own curriculum, taking into account the needs of pupils. We believe that as well as its role for encouraging pupils to stay healthy and build confidence, Physical Education represents one of the basic tools to initiate, from an early age, healthy habits that contribute to physical and mental well-being. It embeds all of the PRU values.
Off-site activities have been an exciting way to address a variety of objectives of the PE curriculum. During the Summer Term, the children from each site had the opportunity to engage in outdoor adventurous activities at a PACCAR scout camp. These included climbing, abseiling, archery, crate-stacking, zip-wire experiences and peddle karting. These sessions were very successful, not only developing skills in activities the children had not experienced before, but also instilling in them a sense of achievement, pride, team spirit and increased self-esteem. At Woodlands, pupils also went to Rush trampoline park and wall climbing to support the development of pupils’ flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
|Impact made in 2022/23 – How did it make a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment of the pupils who attract the funding?|
|Raised self-esteem of pupils from participating in sporting activities with peers – less serious incidents in these sessions over time.|
|Improved behaviour across the PRU due to taking productive time outs from class and using equipment effectively – reduced number of serious incidents for some individual pupils.|
|Improved staff confidence and knowledge as a result of external sports coaches coming in.|
|Improved health and wellbeing of pupils and improved use of PE equipment.|
How will the money be used in 2023/24?