PE and Sport Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
On the 5th July 2021 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2021/22 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.
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 on the school and children. This academic year (2020-2021) has been different because of lockdown and remote learning. Inter school competitive sport was stopped but intra competitive sport within the 'bubbles' was encouraged even during remote learning. Many events had to be postponed but during the summer term all the children were able to participate in a week skipping event and challenges and sport cup stacking workshops.
Swimming at Coton school.
We are very lucky to have a swimming pool at Coton school but because it is an outdoor pool we can only swim in the second half of the summer term. All the 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 a life skill and gives children the chance to participate in many different sporting activities. Each class has at least an hour swimming every week so they have at least six hours in the summer half term.
May-July 2021 The school pool was re opened because of the hard work of a small group of people-thank you! It was not easy with the covid 19 changes but we managed it and the delight on the childrens's faces made it worth all the hard work. All children were given the opportunity to swim and learn how to be safe in the water.