Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfill their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. The government wants to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.
In order to achieve this goal, £450 million is being spent on funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The PE and sport premium grant is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Please find information for how we have spent the PE and sports premium grant at St George’s Junior School in the document below.
Children at St. George’s take part in a varied range of sports within class P.E. lessons as well as clubs, intra-school and inter-school competitions. Children participate in indoor and outdoor physical activities on a weekly basis, provided by teachers and coaching specialists.
As a school we seek to encourage all pupils, regardless of ability, to participate in some form of physical activity. We are constantly using our sports premium funding to offer an exciting and varied range of activities to engage all interests and abilities, including school games. We are very proud to have achieved the Silver Award.