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Pupils with tennis equipment at Willow Tree Primary School

PE & Sports Premium

The government is spending £450 million to help primary schools to improve the quality and breadth of the P.E and sports activities they provide for their pupils.

At Willow Tree we believe that Sport and P.E are vital to the physical and emotional health and well-being of our children. We are dedicated to raising the standards of the teaching of P.E in school and ensuring that our children become more engaged in sports and more active.

We know that by providing children with a varied P.E curriculum and opportunities to attend different sports will have a positive influence on our children and provide them with a great start for a healthy and active future.

At Willow Tree we are using our funding in some of the following ways:

  • Funding high quality sports provision for all children.
  • Fund a week’s enrichment week enabling children to participate in new sports.
  • Funding transport to out of school competitions

  • Purchase new equipment for Sports and P.E

Swimming

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and by the time the children leave Willow Tree, children should be able to swim 25 metres. In our current Year 6 35/59 children can swim 25 metres. We continue to monitor the progress of children and their swimming as they progress through school to ensure we improve upon this every year.

Meeting National Curriculum Requirements for Swimming and Water Safety

  • What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 59%
  • What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke) when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 59%
  • What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 50%
  • Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirement. Have you used it in this way? Not as of yet