In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE) and sport to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at School, for two years.
PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Canonbury Primary School and two sessions per week are dedicated to physical activity
We endeavour to maintain those key values of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Equality, Courage and Inspiration.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and to manage both winning and losing. For this reason competition is a valued part of life at Canonbury.
The Government provides extra funding called the Sports Premium to support schools in improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
We are using the Sports Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
Buying into local authority and national sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages in a broad range of team sports, athletics and gymnastics.
Funding sports coaches to support teachers’ professional development in teaching PE and sport
Supporting midday supervisors to introduce a structured timetable for playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
Developing inter-house sports competitions within school for pupils of all ages.
Subsidising swimming instruction to allow pupils from Y3 to have intensive swimming lessons with a booster for Year 6 children who are aiming to swim 25 metres
Developing young sports leaders in Key Stage 2.
Purchasing specialist equipment to develop a non-traditional activity – such as Crazy Catch- in order to generate an inclusive attitude towards sport