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Whittington CE (VA) Primary School

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PE and Sport Premium

PE and sport premium


PE at Whittington CE (VA) Primary School


PE and Sport at Whittington CE (VA) Primary School is highly valued for its extraordinary ability to improve and maintain a child’s physical, mental and social well-being.


We believe exposing our children to frequent high quality and structured PE not only improves overall well-being, but also encourages creativity, reduces stress, helps improve concentration and builds social skills.


Through PE our AIM is to teach creative and enjoyable lessons that everyone is contributing towards. By doing this we hope to develop social able, happy and healthy children who leave Whittington CE (VA) Primary School with a thirst for sport and the necessary physical skills added to their “Toolkit for Life”.


Sport Premium


Schools must use PE and sport premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer.


This means that schools should use the premium to:


  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that a school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:


  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


Specialist Sports Coach


Whittington CE (VA) Primary School utilise their sports premium to employ a fulltime sports coach. Having a PE specialist delivering high quality PE ensures that every child is receiving continuity and consistency within our PE curriculum. It provides the unique opportunity for one individual to assess, oversee and nurture the whole development of each child whilst on their PE journey within our school.


This also ensures that each child has the opportunity to participate within a greater range of sports, increases participation, help forge close relationships with the local community and displays a positive role model to promote the love of sport.


Each child receives a minimum of 2 hours PE per week, swimming lessons for all of (KS2), sport specific extra-curricular activities, daily mile and opportunity for all to participate in sport and competition.


Physical Eductaion Curriculum maps

Development Through Competition


We have a proud history of consistently competing in the North Shropshire Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) sports calendar. Using it as an opportunity to learn and develop through competitive competition.


Alongside the EIP calendar we regularly hold sports festivals to create opportunities for all children to compete and represent the school within an inter school competition.


Each term we host a house sports week focussing on the sport we have been doing for that term. This is a great opportunity for the pupils to put the skills we have learnt to practice, but also win points for their houses.

Sports Day 


Sports day is always a spectacular event at Whittington. All year the children compete for their houses to win points. The points are then carried through to Sports Day and an overall winner is announced in the afternoon. In the morning the children spilt up in to their houses and compete within field events such as Discuss, Long jump, Javelin etc. to earn as many points as possible for their houses. Then in the afternoon, parents arrive to cheer during the Rainbow Races.


Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.