Larmenier & Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School fully recognises that physical activity has numerous benefits for children’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. In addition, ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for both them and the school, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
The PE and Sport Premium PE and sport premium supports schools to provide pupils with an enriching curriculum that inspires more young people to get active, and enjoy the life changing benefits that come from play, sport and physical activity.
The Department for Education (DfE) states that the premium should be used to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that the school provides and build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Schools should use the PE and Sport Premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sport
Below is a report which details how the school has spent the PE and Sport Premium funding in 2021-22: