Academic Year 2020/21
St Johns PE Primary and Sports premium

This premium is an amount of £500 per qualifying pupil which must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. It is intended to facilitate the Department of Education vision which aims that all pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and should possess the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

In the previous year 2020/2021 the amount of £16,210 was used in part to pay for the following,

-The installation of a playground area which includes rocker, swings, roundabout, trampette, play house.

The money was largely used for the installation of a track on the school field and for bikes and scooters for all ages and abilities. The COVID pandemic had resulted in a number of our vulnerable students becoming very inactive over the lockdown period and we need to offer them incentives to go outside and exercise, the bikes have provided this incentive.

The impact of the pupil PE and Sports premium;

Playground physical activities stimulates heart-healthy cardiovascular fitness while also offering opportunities to increase muscle strength, agility, balance, motor skills and even the ability to strategize. These essential skills will assist them in all aspects of life, whilst also preventing injuries, obesity and other health concerns that can arise later in life. Cooperation and collaboration are key social benefits of playgrounds. Children learn to communicate, share and work together, whilst establishing new and exciting friendships.