PE and Sport at Hill View
The DfE is committed to getting children active. This is what they say:
‘About the PE and sport premium
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.’
‘The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.’
At Hill View the funding is used to ensure that as many of the children as possible are strong and confident swimmers before the move up to high school. We employ the highest quality coaches to ensure that each child receives specialist coaching in a wide variety of sports and activities. We provide a wide range of after school activities to stimulate children’s interest in further participation. The PE subject leader is supported by external advisors so we can ensure our curriculum is up to date and effectively delivered by all members of staff.
You can see how we use the additional funding in the document included below.