PE and Sports Premium
At Hollington Primary Academy we believe in the importance of all forms of physical activity, both curriculum based and extract curricular, and the impact it has on children's mental health and well-being. We utilise our Sports Premium funding to support us on our journey to make sure all our children have high aspirations of what they can achieve, while developing self-confidence, determination and resilience. Participation in all forms of physical activity also allows our pupils to build positive relationships with each other that are inclusive and show strong levels of respect.
Ultimately, we want all pupils to learn about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, in order to positively impact on them now and in their future lives. We want to begin sporting journeys and open doors so that our pupils ‘Think Big’, discover their aptitudes and aspire to be the future generation of sporting successes, while making informed choices about lifelong physical activity.
What is the PE and Sport Premium?
The premium is a sum of money given to us each year to improve pupils’ participation in Physical Education, School Sport and Competitions, for pupils in Years 1 to 6.
Why do schools receive this?
The funding is intended to help us:
- develop or add to PE and sports activities that we already offer
- make improvements now that will help pupils who join the academy in the future.
How is it spent?
We can choose how to spend the money but examples of what we can do include:
- hiring sports coaches
- paying for training for our teachers
- introducing new sports
- supporting after school clubs
- running competitions.
What areas should the funding impact on?
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is 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 pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport