"The additional funding for primary sports and physical education is used effectively. New sports activities, such as lacrosse and Gaelic football, break down gender stereotypes and attract a wider range of competitions. There are now more sports and dance clubs, together with increased participation in sports competitions."
(Ofsted, October 2015)
The Department for Education are targeting £450 million of founding over three years for PE and Sport in primary schools. This is to support schools to improve the quality of PE and the type of activites they offer their pupils.
Physical education enables pupils’ to become competitive and competent in sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident whilst promoting health and fitness. Providing opportunities for children to compete in sport helps to build character and embed the Olympic and Paralympic values: respect, courage, determination, equality, excellence, inspiration and friendship.
Our curriculum combines the learning of new skills with the use of these skills in a competitive environment. We have excellent facilities and our using our PE grant to further develop our teachers' skills.
"You can’t beat the life lessons that competitive sport offers."
Victoria Pendleton CBE, 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist Cycling