Our allocated PE and Sports Premium of £18,700 for 2020/21 has been used to part-fund a full upgrade to our Multi Use Games Area, (£10,000) thus ensuring sustainablity in our sports facilities for the children. The remainder goes towards employing Choreographers in Residence (£5,200); and funds Intensive Swimming (£3,500). Under normal circumstances, we would also use the funding to employ independent sports coaches, and will resume this practice as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so.
Our external sport's coaches provide us a constant stream of activities such as judo, fencing, boxing, rugby, cricket and much more, enhancing and extending the experiences and opportunities available to the children. Our choreographers provides weekly dance classes involving a wide variety of modern and traditional genres, building confidence, poise and self expression across all age-groups. When full after-school clubs are once again in operation, it is normal that over half the school (200 children) participate. 46 of our children are representing the school at cross-borough level in inter-school sports tournaments, and as a result 13 children were selected to participate in in district trials.
Furthermore, at lunchtime, our in-school sports coaches run competitve games across all age groups, allowing every child to undertake at the very least 30 minutes of physical activity per day. All children participate in one and a half hours of P.E. and Dance per week.
Every child in Years Three and Four participates in Intensive Swimming at the London Aquatic Centre. This year, 74% of our Year Sixes were able to swim competently and confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres and using a range of different strokes, and can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. All this gives every child at SWB the opportunity to develop a healthy and active lifestyle.