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Yr3&4 Tag Rugby Mar 2014 Winners Buckingham Park 1

The Ethos of P.E. in the school

We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities.  We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being.  This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise.

In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children’s specific individual needs.  Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity.

We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium.

We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum.  We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs etc. and the provision of extracurricular activities organised by the school is a positive experience and that the recognition and celebration of children’s achievements outside school promote an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding, The Primary PE & School Sport Premium, of £150million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding was allocated to all primary schools from 1st September 2013 and was used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision. The Government have confirmed the premium will be extended and will now include 2015-2016.

For the academic year 2013/2014 Buckingham Park Primary School  received £9000 PE and Sport funding.

The school  worked to make the best use of the government’s Primary School Sport funding.

This was achieved by:

Allocating £2000 a year to continue the work of the School Sport Partnership with the Southern area.

Support from SSCO to develop planning to deliver the new national curriculum for PE.

Extending the swimming programme to entitle more children to have more frequent lessons and supplementing the cost of this to parents.

Providing high quality equipment for all areas of PE and games.

Providing PE kit for families in need

Purchasing suitable kit for school teams to wear with pride

Playtime equipment for promoting healthy lifestyles.

Training for ‘Playtime Buddies’

Providing CPD to the staff via subscription to the Shoreham Academy Sports Partnership

Encouraging less active children to enjoy exercise through Change4Life kit


The impact of this allocation was:

  1. Increased participation in inter-school sport competitions including; football, tag rugby, swimming, cross country, indoor athletics, rounders
  2. Participation in Year 5&6 community games
  3. Wider participation in Community Games by hosting the Year 3 and 4 games; through the School Sport Partnership
  4. Staff to become more confident teaching PE through CPD; gymnastics training has already taken place and the impact on lessons already observed
  5. All children in KS2 learned to swim
  6. Children are more active at playtimes due to the carefully selected equipment