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PE & Sport Premium

“We aim to be STARS”

Background - The primary school sport premium investment goes direct to primary school Head Teachers and is designed to support improvements in the quality and depth of PE and school sport. In 2018/19 the amount schools receive each year has doubled.

Key Indicators - The Department for Education vision is that all pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. The objective is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport that delivers high quality provision of a balanced and holistic PE and school sport offer. There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

What will Sandy Hill Academy use this funding for?

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.

  2. The profile of PE and Sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.

  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.

  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.


Our vision for PE and Sport at Sandy Hill Academy is that there will be:

  • High quality teaching and learning across the school in all sports and physical activities.
  • Children who are physically literate through possessing the fundamental movement skills.
  • Children gain a good understanding of health and fitness and strive to improve this.
  • Children are physically active during every day. Whether it's on the playground or during their lessons, the link between physically active children and healthy, successful children has been proven.
  • Larger numbers of children taking part in extra-curricular sports clubs, intra-school competitions and in representing the school at festivals, matches and performances.
  • Children gain experiences of a wider range of physical activities.
  • Opportunity for children to not only play but to coach and lead physical activities or sports.