Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
At Berkswich CE Primary, we have a culture where the contribution made by sports to a child's development is greatly valued. Physical Education and Sport play a very important part in the ‘whole school life’ of the pupils at Berkswich. We understand the positive impact that being physically active has on children’s levels of concentration and academic attainment. Being physically active also helps to promote physical and emotional health and wellbeing; by encouraging our children to be physically active, they are more likely to continue the habit into adult life.
Our team are committed to ensuring that all pupils have a wide variety of sporting experiences; these are delivered through a minimum of two hours of PE lessons per week and also through our wider curriculum that supports emotional health and wellbeing. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of sporting activities, competitive events and to undertake new sports to enrich their learning at Berkswich.
We are committed to:
- delivering multi-component interventions (maximising physical activity across other subjects within the curriculum, embedding physical activity within our culture, ethos and environment and engaging the wider community and families in sporting activities)
- ensuring our workforce is skilled (ensuring staff have the confidence and competence to offer high quality experiences of both physical education and physical activity)
- engaging Pupil Voice (encouraging children to have ownership of physical activity and encouraging children to be role models within their field of expertise)
- creating active environments (enhancing our outdoor play provision to increase physical activity, use of play areas and Forest Schools)
- offering choice and variety (a variety of physical activity opportunities at different times which focus on fun, participation and competitive activity)
- embedding physical activity within our curriculum, teaching and learning (increasing the amount of time spent being physically active during high quality PE lessons, with a wider curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport, building character and embedding our school values such as respect and integrity)
- promoting active travel (encouraging walking to or cycling / to school – age appropriate)
- embedding monitoring and evaluation (evaluating sport and physical interventions and assessing the impact on children’s health and well-being)