What is the PE, Swimming and Sport Premium?
The Government provide primary schools with additional funding to be used to improve the provision of PE and Sport in schools. Schools have been advised to spend their funding to:
Engage all pupils in regular physical activity
To raise the profile of PE across the school
Increase staff knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching PE and sport
Offer a range of sport and activities to our pupils
Increase participation in competitive sport
Burradon Community Primary School strive for excellence in everything we do. The profile of PE and Sport in the school has been raised with the help of the Sport Premium over the last five years. We have participated in more competitions, accessed a range of sports we would never have, the staff have been trained and are confident in teaching areas of PE they once found difficult, the pupils have accessed expert sports people in the local community and beyond which has enthused them about sport and the children are excited to be active through initiatives such as GoNoodle, fitness challenges and Mile a day. The children are gaining a greater understanding of healthy eating and our families have been working closely with Phunky Foods last year.
Due to COVID-19 and the gaps in swimming tuition the children have, we are putting swimming lessons at the forefront of our PE and sport curriculum. We believe learning to swim is a vital life skill and are working hard to ensure that our pupils receive the swimming lessons they are entitled to that they have missed out on. As a team, we have decided to focus on Years 3,5 and 6 this year. Year 4 will complete intense swimming tuition next academic year with a view to continue this into their year 6 if required.
Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, swimming has not been undertaken during Autumn Term. We are working closely with sports and leisure to ensure we provide a safe swimming education to our pupils at the most appropriate time.
Swimming Assessment Data 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
Unfortunately, due to COVID 19, swimming data for these academic years is unavailable.