What is the Sport Premium?
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of 150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport often referred to as a Sport Premium. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.
When asked about the ‘Sport Premium’ at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people. (Lord Coe)
We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of opportunities that we provide for our pupils. Borrowdale School is situated in a n area which provides opportunities for outdoor pursuits, but has limited opportunities for many traditional British sports. Borrowdale School does not have access to a school hall, but instead we have access to the Rosthwaite Institute for PE in winter months.
We aim to make the most of our fantastic location and offer a rich menu of outdoor activities such as Ghyll Scrambling, Climbing, Kayaking, Hill Walking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Abseiling, etc. All children start to learn to swim at an early age and carry on with lessons until they confidently meet the government’s expectations.
Team sports which can be pursued locally are also taught in PE lessons and after school sporting clubs include Cricket, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Multi Skills and Netball. We also run a Young Leaders program for our Year 6 pupils who lead our lunchtime activities and games for other pupils.
Individual sports taught at the school in PE lessons and after school clubs include Running, Dance, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Skiing, etc.
Inter and intra-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calender including Hockey, Athletics, Football, Tag Rugby, Netball and Cross Country as well as our yearly KS1 and KS2 Sports Days.