PE & Sport Premium

Encouraging children to adopt healthy lifestyles is part of our ethos and values here at Two Gates.  Promoting physical and mental well-being is planned for across the curriculum, through daily teaching and the wider experiences offered at Two Gates.

The P.E. and Sport Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their P.E. and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement.

 As this grant is not guaranteed long-term for schools, it is important that we spend it in a way that will benefit the majority of pupils in the school and maximise the impact over a sustained period of time. We have detailed improvement plans for all areas of school; expenditure relating to P.E. and sport funding is tagged to identified improvements on the P.E. & Sport action plan which is aligned with delivering sustained impact across the DfE’s 5 Key Indicators:

Key Indicator 1: the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

Key Indicator 2: the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

Key Indicator 3: increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key Indicator 4: broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key Indicator 5: increased participation in competitive sport

Impact of Pandemic Closures and Disruption.

Due to the enforced closure of schools from March 2020 as a result of the Gobal Pandemic and subsequent disruption to education throughout the 20-21 academic year, we know that P.E. and Sport delivery has been adversely impacted. Despite this, we ensured that all pupils in school during full opening and closures received their full entitlement of high quality P.E. and sport lessons and also engaged in daily activity and sport.

Pupils who had to remain at home were encouraged to participate in specific weekly P.E. challenges and home learning activities made available via our remote learning platform Seesaw. They evidenced this through sharing photographs and posts of their learning in P.E. which was lovely to see and celebrate with them. A highlight of the year was our annual Health and Well-being Week which took place in July. Although pupils could not mix across bubbles and we could not invite experts into school to inspire and work with them, they still participated in a range of new physical sporting activities as well as complete in bubble sports days. They also took part in activities to promote healthy lifestyles, with a focus on emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Please see below the P.E. Impact Plan for the year 2021-2022

We value your support in ensuring your children have the correct kit in school so that they can participate fully in physical education lessons and wider experiences.