"The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and Sport Premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The PE and Sport Premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England."
Department for Education
How we are using the funding at Slade?
Here at Slade we pride ourselves on offering a broad and in-depth curriculum and therefore we use the sports premium funding effectively in order to be able to offer a sports curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils across the school.
In order to achieve this we work very closely with The Tonbridge and West Kent School Sports Partnership (TWKSSP) so that we can draw on their experience to be able to offer a range of activities and opportunities to all pupils.
The investment into TWKSSP gives our school access to staff development, specialist teaching and a wide variety of inter-school competitions. Many of these competitions are run in coordination with other sporting bodies such as the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby and Footbal Club, local sport and leisure centres as well as other seconday schools across the area.
Please access the links below for a more detailed breakdown with how we have spent the Sports Premium over the last few years to improve sport at Slade.
Swimming at Slade
At Slade, all pupils in Key Stage 2 are provided with the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Tonbridge Swimming Pool which we are very lucky to have on our doorstep.
By the end of Year 6, the National Curriculum requirement is that pupils are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.
For our pupils in Year 6 during 2019/2020, 98% could competently swim 25m or more. Under normal circumstances, for pupils that were still working towards this target, additional swimming lessons would normally be provided during Term 6. This unfortunately was unable to happen this year due to Covid-19.
98% of pupils could also use a range of strokes effectively and could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.