The Primary PE and Sport Premium is a government-backed funding initiative aimed at helping primary schools across England improve their physical education and sport provisions.
The premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE, physical activity/literacy, and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise. This results in pupils becoming healthier both mentally and physically, to improve behaviour and academic achievement
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is ring-fenced and must only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools.
The funding aims to achieve improvement in all areas of PE, from the standard of physical education to introducing health focused physical activities and after school sports. The key objectives of the premium are:
At Butlers Court we use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education, physical activity and sport we provide.
Focussing on improving physical education and pupil engagement in sport, the premium has been used here to:
At Butlers Court the funding has a number of positive effects on pupils such as:
Enabling and empowering children who would normally not want to be involved in being active and seeing them participate in new and varied activities is key to their physical and educational development.