The PE and sport premium aims to help primary schools 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.
Through this funding, Outwoods Edge aims to enable all our children to live healthy and active lives. We understand that a positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation. Research has shown that physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
Miss Mallows and Miss Burton, our PE Coordinators, oversee the provision for PE and sport at Outwoods Edge. Each year, they plan how the Sports Premium Grant will be spent and evaluate the impact of the spending the previous year.