PE and Sport Premium
The school sport and activity action plan sets out the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.
PE and Sport Premium
Allocation 2022/23 - £17855
Aston Fence continues to be a Centre of Excellence for PE and Sport. The Sports Premium funding will continue to be used to enhance the sports opportunities that we already offer, as well as providing further opportunities for pupils to engage in meaningful physical activity outside of regular PE lessons. This year, this has been used in particular to develop our range of after-school clubs, providing pupils with a wide variety of new opportunities, such as cheerleading and martial arts.
We were fortunate enough to be able to offer further dance CPD in both the autumn and spring terms, provided by Mrs Wells. In addition, some staff have taken part in external tennis CPD.
The buddy system also proved successful in developing relationships between younger and older pupils, enabling these to be built upon when playing together and encouraging active playtimes for all.
Inter-house competitions took place throughout the year, enabling pupils to compete in sports that they had been learning in PE lessons. These were carried out in the right competitive spirit, with year 6 pupils predominantly taking part.
This year’s results are:
INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY - Ventus (yellow)
INTER-HOUSE FOOTBALL - Ventus (yellow)
INTER-HOUSE TAG RUGBY - Ventus & Terra (yellow & green)
INTER-HOUSE NETBALL - Ventus & Terra (yellow & green)
INTER-HOUSE CRICKET - Ventus (yellow)
It was lovely to celebrate Sports Day with all our families yet again and great to see so many of you cheering on from the trackside. Well done to all pupils for representing their house teams in a sporting and fair manner – they can all be very proud of their achievements. This year's winners were VENTUS (yellow). It is worth noting that this year’s competition was made up of scores collected over 3 days of events: long distance run, field events and track events.
We were also delighted to be able to provide our Y5 pupils with Bikeability training, giving them the skills and confidence to cycle proficiently on the roads in a safe manner.
Many of our Y6 pupils have represented our school proudly in a range of competitions run by School Games Organisers. These have included hockey, tag-rugby, sportshall athletics, boccia and netball.
Priorities for next year include participation in as many external sporting competitions as possible. However, the main challenge is transportation to and from these events with the rising costs. We will work alongside our governing body to explore all possible options to overcome this issue. We also plan to continue to work with a wider range of outside providers to explore further opportunities for after-school clubs which appeal to the broad interests of our pupils.
Swimming is currently taught to our Y4 children. Sports Premium is not used to fund this activity, although CPD will be purchased for our next Y4 teacher prior to commencing the lessons. Currently, 66% of our children in Y6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25 meters using a range of strokes effectively. 91% of pupils can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.