"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 vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is that ‘all pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.’
The funding is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and sport from the main school budget and aims to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
Schools are able to use this funding to: hire qualified sports coaches to work with class teachers; provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively; introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport; support and involve the least active children through a range of activities; run sports competitions and activities; and run sports activities with other schools.
"You can’t beat the life lessons that competitive sport offers."
Victoria Pendleton CBE, 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist Cycling
The impact of the PE & Sport Premium at St Dominic Savio is cross referenced to these five key indicators.