PE & Sport Premium
PE and Sport play a very important part in the life at Leesons Primary School and we are committed to ensuring that all our children enjoy the PE and sport activities that we offer at our school.
We believe that PE contributes to a child’s development and through participation in sport activities, our children build and learn more about respect, tolerance, teamwork, resilience, friendship, trust and responsibility.
The introduction of the PE and sport grant has enabled us to further develop, strengthen and create a range of sustainable PE opportunities available to Leesons pupils, in addition to and enhancing the weekly PE sessions which they already participate in.
To guide and inform children that physical education and activity is a lifestyle choice and how it further develops your mental and physical well-being. Participation through sport enables children to develop lifelong skills and gain both self-confidence and leadership qualities. These core fundamentals will allow them to understand and most importantly enjoy playing and learning both independent and invasion games and activities.
Sports premium funding…
Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill said:
‘We want to make sure all children have a healthy and active lifestyle and it’s vital that we encourage this in our classrooms. That’s why we have doubled the Primary PE and Sport Premium to £320 million per year to improve the quality of PE and sport in our schools.’
In 2014 Prime Minister David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sports Premium until 2020. In July 2017 the DfE confirmed the doubling of the PE and Sports Premium this has been confirmed to continue for 2018-19.