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Scawby Academy

PE and Sport Premium



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PESS Vision Statement

At Scawby Academy, we believe that children should have a positive experience of PE and school sport which inspires them and fills them with confidence.  During their journey through school, they are encouraged to lead healthy lifestyles and are provided with many opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills in order to progress further. Through numerous competitions, pupils learn the importance of determination, teamwork and respect.



To provide all pupils with a high quality PE and sport provision that is enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. Pupils are inspired to become physically competent and confident, through high quality, fun and engaging PE lessons, competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. These activities also help to develop important values such as teamwork, fair play and resilience.

We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of long term health and well being and recognise the effect it can have on both the body and mind. We also make sure our pupils are taught skills to keep them safe near water.



All classes in KS1 and KS2 take part in 2 hours of National Curriculum PE per week. Schemes of work have been created and adapted to meet the needs of all Key Stages. We teach a broad range of activities to ensure the pupils have a varied experience in Physical Education. Throughout their time at school, pupils will be taught dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, outdoor and adventurous activities and athletics. KS1 pupils focus mainly on the fundamental skills of stability, locomotion and object control, whereas KS2 pupils are encouraged and supported to use these skills to play more competitive games where they apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending and develop their strength and flexibility. During their lessons, pupils are also given opportunities to engage in personal challenges and cooperative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.


Since September 2021, we have been increasingly focusing on our commitment to promoting the health and wellbeing of our pupils through physical activity at break times by the introduction of Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL). This initiative aims to maximise opportunities for all pupils to be physically active and encourages risk taking and exploratory play.


Following COVID lockdowns, information was passed onto the next teacher in the form of an end of year assessment sheet providing information on units missed and possible strengths/weaknesses to address during the next year.


  • Inclusive events - colour run, do yourself proud, silent disco, christmas fun run/dress up, dance festivals 
  • PE Support Team (pupil voice)
  • Inspirational events (sports people invited into school/visits for more able)
  • Participation in competitive sport - inter/intra events and festivals
  • Part of the Get Ahead School Sports Partnership - PE forums, staff CPD, delivery of ‘A healthy Me’
  • Residential OAA visits Y2/Y6
  • Extra curricular Clubs
  • Personal challenges
  • Sports Presentation Assembly
  • Covid condensed curriculum written after lockdown
  • Swimming lessons for Y4 pupils (and catch up in Y6), KS1 swimming gala
  • Introduction of OPAL to help meet government target of at least 60 active minutes a day and to support physical literacy for all
  • Scooter training for all KS2 pupils



We help motivate our pupils to become physically literate for life through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports both in school and out. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for being physically active. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.


  • Positive pupil and staff voices
  • Platinum School Games Mark
  • Teachers have good subject knowledge and are confident in teaching all areas of PE.
  • Pupils enjoy PE, develop a love of sport and seek additional extra-curricular activities
  • Pupils will make good progress in all areas
  • Pupils understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.
  • Year 6 pupils leave school with the necessary skills to self-rescue in the water and swim 25 metres competently
  • Pupils associate sports and exercise with positive mental health, having fun and being part of a social community
  • Pupils demonstrate a healthy attitude to competition, showing respect for individuals, teams, officials and coaches. They understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson
  • Pupils are significantly more active during playtimes
  • Pathways to a number of community clubs
  • Oversubscribed extra-curricular clubs




In April 2013, the Government announced new PE and sport funding of £150 million for Physical Education and sport  (Sport Premium). This funding was intended to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. In September, 2017, the department for education announced that this funding would be doubled.

The Department for Education’s vision for the PE and sport funding is: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

YST | Maximising the Effectiveness of the Primary PE and School Sport Premium

How  we are spending our money:

In line with governmental expectations, we focus our funding on five key indicators:

  1. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  2. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (kickstarting healthy active lifestyles)
  3. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

PESSPA Enrichment

PESSPA at Scawby extends well beyond the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of enriching experiences and opportunities both within and beyond the school day. This includes our OPAL (outdoor play and learning) initiative, a programme of breakfast and after school clubs, dance/performing arts, physical activity workshops e.g drumba/skip2bfit/blazepods, inspiration events/visitors, themed days/festivals, OAA residentials for Y2 and Y6 plus many more exciting opportunities for pupils to continue to lead healthy, active lifestyles and develop a lifelong love of being active. 




See below for an example of our active break times that help develop fundamental movement skills such as jumping, lifting, digging, swinging as well as improving communication and problem solving.


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