Lowe’s Wong Anglican Methodist Junior School Sports Funding
The government has provided additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of pupils on roll in January annually.
Purpose of Funding:
Schools must spend the funding on improving the quality and breadth of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of, but schools are free to choose the best way of using the money.
Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional funding. Ofsted have strengthened the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance, so that both schools and inspectors know how PE and sport is assessed as part of the school’s overall provision.
Sports and Physical Education at Lowe’s Wong Anglican Methodist Junior School
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. It promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action - involving thinking, selecting and applying skills. Additionally, it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle, enabling children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
Principles and Aims
§ To develop a whole school approach to the teaching of PE and sport
§ To improve standards of achievement in PE and sport
§ To promote physical exercise and healthy lifestyles
§ To make sport enjoyable and accessible for all children, by encouraging creativity and imagination
§ To promote personal, social, intellectual skills alongside physical skills
§ To foster co-operation, tolerance and self esteem
§ To develop skills in dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities
§ To select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas
§ To recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
- To evaluate and improve their performance