As part of a government initiative to ensure a legacy following the 2012 Olympics, all primary schools receive funding specifically for the development of physical activity in school. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The funding must be used to:
develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers;
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Key indicators have been set to evaluate the effective use of the sport funding:
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
At Kingston St Mary C of E Primary, we aim to:
Promote Healthy Lifestyles - physical, emotional and nutritional.
Improve the provision of PE across the school through teacher training
Raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
Make P.E and activity enjoyable for all pupils.
Provide opportunities for pupils to experience a variety of sports and activities.