At Ben Jonson Primary School, we believe that sports and extra-curricular clubs play an important role in promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyle and self-confidence.
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This means we will receive £21,250 this year. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and sport - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. Our aim is to maintain the quality and quantity of sports and after-school clubs, inter and intra school competitions, as well as to raise opportunities for pupils to try different activities whilst raising participation numbers.
At Ben Jonson Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children. Furthermore through sports and physical activity we aim to develop a greater awareness about dangers such as obesity, smoking and other such activities that can have a detrimental impact upon pupil health and well-being.
The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular sports during lunchtime and after schools clubs.
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If you have any questions regarding our school please contact Dee Dillon, our Attendance and Family Welfare Officer.