The Government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The Conservative Government has pledged to continue this funding through to 2020. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
You can access the Government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/getting-more-people-playing-sport/supporting-pages/school-pe-and-sport-funding
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Water Hall Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others. We also believe it has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. At Water Hall we aim to make sustainable improvement which enables children to learn in the present and take what they have learnt through to their future.
Swimming Attainment Levels 2017 – 2018 Cohort
Children are taught to be able to confidently tread water and swim unassisted 25m (front and back).
They are taught water safety and how to behave around water and what to do if in an emergency. They are also assessed on underwater retrieval skills in Year 6.
This academic year all groups go swimming for one term on a 10 week rolling programme.
83% of Year 6 children were at Age Related expectation and able to use a range of strokes effectively for swimming in 2017 / 2018
80% of children perform were able to safely self-rescue in different water-based situations
For the academic year of 2018/ 2019 the swimming programme will be implemented across Key Stage 2.