Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020.
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
The PE and sport premium should be used to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Here at Radipole, we aim is to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
Further information about how we are using our PE and Sport Premium can be found below.
The PE and Sports Premium Strategy explains how we spend the grant and the impact that it has had.
We are very fortunate to have a swimming pool at Radipole Primary School. In the summer term, all classes have one hour of swimming per week.
By the time children leave Radipole we aim for them all be be confident in the water. Last year 85% of children left Radipole able to do the following:
swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively (for example front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations