PE and Sports Premium

Physical activity has many well-documented benefits for children’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression). Research shows that children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that our children have access to daily activity is a priority at Silver Springs, because we know that it can also have wider benefits including; improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

At Silver Springs PE links across the curriculum as children become more equipped with knowledge of their bodies, linking to biology and physiology whilst learning the importance a good nutrition and diet. Our aim is that children will develop a variety of knowledge, skills, capabilities and attributes that are necessary for, not only physical wellbeing but a combination of mental, emotional and social wellbeing too. We will create tactical thinkers, cooperative learners with active lifestyles.

Making good use of funding

Our approach to the use of additional funding is to ensure a self-sustaining, high quality PE and Sports provision for our children. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending aims to lead to long-lasting impact against our vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. We make good use of our funding to ensure that barriers to participation are addressed, so that we can maximise the physical activity of our children.