PE at Cedars Park Primary School is an important part of school life. The aim is to encourage pupils to have a life-long interest and enjoyment of physical activity. All pupils have at least two hours of high quality PE timetabled where they follow the new National Curriculum. Pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils develop fundamental skills looking specifically at movement, agility, balance, coordination, individually and with others. Pupils in Key Stage 2 build on their work in Key Stage 1, improving their skills and understanding in a variety of areas of activity including games, athletics, gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities and swimming. Taking part in competitive games is also a key part of the Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Pupils are also given the chance to take part in a range of extra-curricular PE activities at lunchtimes and after school throughout the academic year. There are a number of opportunities to take part in local intra school fixtures, festivals and competitions. The school works closely with the Stowmarket School Games Organiser.
Through our engaging and enjoyable PE provision, we want our pupils to become physically active for continued periods of time, take part in competitive sports and activities, lead healthy, active lives and develop competence in a broad range of physical activities.
The government is providing additional funding of £450 million per annum for the 3 academic years from 2013/2014 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils at the annual school's census in January 2016. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Small schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Cedars Park Primary School's funding for 2015/2016 was: £9,655.
Cedars Park Primary Schools’s funding for 2016/2017 is: £9,895.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
1. hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
2. support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
3. provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
4. run sport competitions or increase pupils' participation in the School Games
5. run sports activities with other school.
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.