The PE and Sports Premium is extra funding provided by the government so that schools can make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets.
At CtS we are committed to ensuring that the PE & Sports Premium funding is allocated to high quality, sustainable initiatives. These initiatives support the continued improvement and provision of PE and Sport at school and the teaching of a healthy and active lifestyle to pupils. The additional funding is used to provide high quality CPD to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of the staff teaching PE and sport. The grant is also used to provide children with the opportunity to engage in a broader range of sports and activities; participation levels within curricular and extracurricular activities are raised and increased learning opportunities about healthy diet and nutrition are provided.
Successful use of the sports premium funding has gained us a School Games Gold Award for three years in a row. In 2018/19 we significantly increased the participation levels of pupils in extra-curricular sporting activities with sports such as fencing, skateboarding, tag-rugby, hockey, cricket, street-dance offered weekly to children. Higher participation in sporting activities has strengthened our pupils’ leadership skills and the number of inter school and regional competitions we have entered has increased. These successes are continuing to be built upon in the current academic year.