Primary School Funding

Background

In March 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding must be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision. Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary aged pupils from September 1st 2013. 
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthier lifestyles.

Overstone Primary School - Vision

Our ethos at Overstone combines physical learning, health and cognitive thinking across all key stages. Overstone Primary School’s mission statement is ‘Encourage, enjoy and excel together.’ We believe that PE and sport play a key role in personal development and that every child should be provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and physical activity.  

Using our grant we intend to support a range of activities – endeavouring to develop physical confidence and support learning that will enhance children’s skills and encourage health and fitness.

We are aiming to improve concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance through sport. We want to motivate all children, encourage their personal and team performance and participation and promote confidence and self-esteem.

At Overstone Primary School, pupils have the chance to compete in sports and other physical activities; this whole school enhancement encourages fairness, values, responsibility and respect. Positive social skills and character building are essential for our pupils to develop.  At Overstone, the ability of our pupils to communicate and to collaborate in various sporting environments can expand their understanding of their own ability. This expansion of knowledge and experience will aid each child to measure and identify their progression in different sporting and physical activities.