P.E and Sports Premium
Following the success of the London 2012 Olympics the government agreed to fund primary schools to provide a lasting legacy from the games and develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement. To read more about how the government allocates funding and provisions for schools, click here.
At Okehampton Primary School we allocate our Sport Premium to further enhance our PE curriculum and provide children with a wider variety of sporting and adventurous activities. It is hoped that the additional provision will support children’s academic progress, social skills and well-being. The links below detail how this funding has been spent and our action plans.