PE and Sports Premium
The Sports Premium is an amount of money allocated to schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
At St Matthew’s we use the funding to focus on three key areas:
- Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
- Increased participation and enjoyment of PE for all pupils during lessons and extra–curricular opportunities
- Subsidising the cost of swimming to enable Children in Years 3,4,5 and 6 to attend weekly swimming lessons to ensure as many children as possible are able to swim by the end of Year 6.