PE Funding

At St Columba’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise that physical education and sports are important parts of school life. We want the children’s experience of physical education to be positive and motivating, enabling pupils to become physically confident. This supports their health, wellbeing, fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity.

We want the children to succeed in competitive sport and physical activities. As they move through the school, they have opportunities to take part in competitive events. Our school teams compete regularly with other Catholic and North Tyneside schools. This helps them build character, develop resilience, self-esteem and learn values such as teamwork, sportsmanship, fairness, respect and honesty.

About the PE and sport premium

All children and young people should live healthy active lives. Schools have a key role to play in achieving this aim. This is particularly true of primary schools where the foundations of positive and enjoyable participation in regular physical activity are embedded. All children should have equal access to high-quality PE provision and opportunities to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities. Academic achievement can improve in school because of the benefits children can gain.

Schools should use the PE and sport premium funding to help achieve these aims. They should use it to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity they provide, such as:

  • funding high-quality PE and sport for at least 2 hours a week, complemented by a wide range of extracurricular sport and competitive opportunities
  • providing or improving equal access to sport for boys and girls

Schools should prioritise PE and sport premium spending to improve in the following 5 key areas:

  • increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport
  • increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport
  • raising the profile of PE and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement
  • offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils
  • increase participation in competitive sport

See the link below for our PE and sport premium report:

PE and Sports Premium report 2022-23

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