At Utterby Primary Academy we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy, both physically and mentally.
The vision of the government is that all pupils leaving primary school should be ‘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’.
Our approach to sport is to increase the level of skills children have in all areas, to increase their level of fitness and also their enjoyment of sporting activities. Importantly, we also help children understand key elements of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both in terms of physical and mental health.
Since 2013 the government has allocated funding to improve Physical Education and Sport in primary schools. The funding has been designed to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding programme.
Since the Sports Premium funding began, we have provided the children with a range of different sporting opportunities, enhanced the PE curriculum and equipment and support needed to deliver it to a high standard, and trained our school staff to deliver high quality sports lessons. In 2017 the government doubled the amount schools receive. For 2018/19 Utterby Primary Academy will receive £16,000, plus £10 per child. This equates to approximately £16,600.
Please see the Sport Premium Strategy for 2018/19 below to see what we are currently focusing on: