PE & Sports Premium
At Holy Family Catholic Primary School, we believe PE and Sport has the potential to change young people’s lives for the better and ties in with our mission statement of 'Always our best for God, each other and ourselves'. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement on 5th July 2020 confirming that schools in England will benefit from £320 million from the PE and Sport Premium during the academic year 2020-21. This is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement.
The confirmation of the investment into primary schools for PE, sport, activity and play has never been more needed given the potential disruption to children’s activity levels during lockdown. Research from Sport England shows that the number of children meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines has dropped from almost 47% to 19%. Over a third of children say they’ve had less chance to be active because schools are shut. This welcomed investment will play an important part in getting children active - which is important not just for their physical health but because being active builds mental resilience and helps children achieve academically.
At Holy Family, we are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all children.