At Monkhouse, we believe all children will be their best self. We encourage children to be ambitious, courageous, reflective and kind so that they can fulfil their full potential. We provide opportunities and motivation for all children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by promoting children of all abilities to develop their skills. This has been on-going over time, however the PE and Sport Premium funding has enabled us to enhance our offer and ensure that children benefit from an outstanding PE curriculum.
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is restricted and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The purpose of the funding is to ensure schools spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. With this purpose it is expected that pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate and will hold knowledge, skills and motivation to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and a natural love for sport!
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of P.E. and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DFE June 2013)
For the academic year 2022-23, Monkhouse Primary School will receive £18,272.
At Monkhouse Primary we provide a high-quality physical education programme to develop the competence to excel in gymnastics, dance, games, athletics and swimming. Activities are mapped out for year group to ensure a breadth of opportunity is available to each child. We also actively promote competitive and co-operative physical activities.
Competition is a focus in our school and each games unit of work consists of opportunities. We strive to enter as many competitions offered by the Local Authority and other external bodies such as Newcastle Eagles or Newcastle United Foundation.
We are proud of our extra-curricular activities programme. We ensure all children are offered the opportunity to attend extra-curricular sporting activities and increase their levels of physical activity, and through data collection we are able to track and target individual children to ensure high levels of participation in physical activity. We also invite a range of specialist sport coaches to deliver activities such as fencing and judo to ensure that children access a range of additional opportunities which they may not experience otherwise.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, ‘substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Department for Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding will be “ring-fenced” so can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.