PE and Sport Premium Funding
PE and Sport Premium Funding
In April 2013, the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport. Funding has therefore been allocated to all state-maintained secondary, primary, middle and special schools (including non-maintained special schools), academies and pupil referral units with primary aged pupils from the period of 2013 onwards.
For the 2023-2024 Academic Year St. Alban's has been allocated £17, 320.00
PE at St. Alban’s C.E Primary School
All children and young people should experience regular and varied high quality Physical Education (PE). At St Alban’s C.E Primary and Nursery school, we provide a varied and balanced programme of physical education which is enjoyable, vigorous and purposeful whilst promoting healthy lifestyle through behavioural change. We encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity and aim to instil a love of physical activity though the range of physical activities we provide such as gymnastics, dance, tennis, hockey, football, swimming, athletics, cricket, rounders, tag rugby, basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton and Ultimate Frisbee. To support our PE curriculum we also offer a variety of sport based clubs before and after school which includes boy’s football, girls' football, mixed football, mixed cricket and mixed basketball. We also run a lunchtime games club for KS1 to encourage increased opportunities for structured games.
We also host and participate in cluster competitions with local primary schools.
Our PE curriculum promotes understanding of children’s thinking, creativity, health, physical and social skills. We promote sportsmanship and a healthy sense of competition as well as leadership through our PE leaders who help lead warm ups, organise and set up equipment and support our cluster competitions.
As a direct result of participation in most forms of physical education you and your child can experience many benefits, both physically and mentally, leading to lasting engagement in physical activity and the rewards they bring. Parents can do much to help their child gain the greatest benefit from physical education by taking an interest, offering encouragement, and if possible joining in. By taking an interest, offering encouragement and joining in where possible, families can help their children and siblings experience the greatest benefits of physical education.
Always be ready to encourage your child whenever they experience difficulty, try, try again and never give up! Always give praise for dedication, progression and effort, not just results. Where possible volunteer to accompany your child to their sport competitions to show your support, you might be surprised by how much you get involved!
Think of ways the whole family can get into physical activity, which is a great way to spend quality time together. Try brisk walks, kicking a ball in the park, swimming at the local pool or even tossing a Frisbee.