PE and Sport Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
On the 25th June 2022 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2022/23 academic year. The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement. The funding is a ring-fenced grant for English primary schools to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity. Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers. I
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
All children at Coton school will benefit by this funding and the action plans will show how we will be spending the funding. At the end of each academic year the action plan will show the impact that the funding has had on the school and children. This has to be on the school website by 31st July 2023.
Evidencing the impact of the Sport Premium Grant 2022 2023
Swimming at Coton school.
We are very lucky to have a swimming pool at Coton school that has historically only been accessed in the second half of the summer term as it is an outdoor pool. All children get the opportunity to have swimming lessons at Coton school every year. This is something we are very grateful for as we believe swimming is an essential lifesaving skill which gives children the chance to participate in many different sporting activities. Each class has at least one hour swimming every week so they have at least six hours in the summer half term.
May-July 2022 The school pool was open due to the hard work of a small group of people-thank you! We noticed that, sadly, increasing numbers of children were less water confident and unable to swim than seen in previous years - the direct result of the previous two years challenges. We recognise the importance of prioritising these pupils and are keen to future proof our pool. During the 2022 / 2023 academic year we are committed to keeping our pool open for Autumn term 1 to offer additional swimming opportunities for all children as well as focusing on those children in KS2 that are not water confident / non swimmers.