At Bushmead, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through providing additional opportunities for children to participate in more competitive sports competitions, professional development for our staff and an increased range of extra curricular sporting opportunities.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government provided funding of £150 million per annum from 2013/14 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. From September 2017 each school receives £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil. For Bushmead this amounts to around £18,800 a year.
Use of the Sports Funding:
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but are given the freedom to choose how they do this. Examples of good practice are recognised as:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport club
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
Please click on the links at the top of this page to see the Bushmead Sports Development Plan and a break down of how the school has used the Primary School's Sports funding in the academic year 21/22 and how we intend to use the funding in 22/23.
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
2021 - 2022 Cohort Swimming Assessment
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 37%
- use a range of strokes effectively - 37%
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 43%
2020 - 2021 Cohort Swimming Assessment
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 53%
- use a range of strokes effectively - 49%
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 37%