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Primary School Sports Funding

From September 2013 the Government allocated funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/sport.  Each school received £8 000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – here at Westways that means around £10,000 per year (£10 034 in 2016-17).

Our vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

ALL children leaving our school will be physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

It is expected that we will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • the engagement of all children in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all children
  • increased participation in competitive sport

 

SWIMMING & WATER SAFETY

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. At Westways, swimming is taught in Year 4.  The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that children should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

 

Swimming and Water Safety

Y6

 (2015-16)

What percentage of your Year 6 children could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 83%
What percentage of your Year 6 children could use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 83 %
What percentage of your Year 6 children could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 83 %

Please see the link below for a review of or spending of the PE & Sport premium

PE Spending Review 2016-17