Sports & Fitness Physical Education and Sports Premium At Wolsey Academy we are committed to providing high quality PE and sport to all children. We also recognise the significant impact PE and sport can have on a child’s health, self-esteem and consequently on their passion to learn. What is PE and the Sport Premium? Over the past four years, the government has provided additional funding to help improve PE and sport in primary schools. This funding has been provided by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and the money has gone directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their pupils, in ways which they think most appropriate and which will have the biggest impact for their school. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. For the past four years Wolsey has received approximately £9000 each academic year. Our aims for 2017/18 To continue to raise the profile of PE and sport at Wolsey – this includes increasing the number of sporting opportunities available both within the school day and available for after school clubs. We currently use J&C Academy who provide us with two sports coaches. One coach specialises in Dance, the other in all aspects of the PE curriculum and sport. Together both teachers work to increase the range of sporting opportunities available as well as involving our academy in a range of sporting events across the borough. To ensure children have the opportunity to take part in competitions and sporting events with school from across the borough – Wolsey competes in a range of sporting events across the borough. The sports coaches are careful to ensure that a range of children are given opportunity to take part. As well as this the academy has a range of teams including a football team and netball team which the children can take part in. Teams train weekly and attend borough events regularly. To ensure the curriculum is fully inclusive – PE at Wolsey caters for all children, regardless of any disability they may have. Lessons are differentiated in order to meet all needs. As well as this, the high number of children who attend sport after school club’s evidences that our provision is relevant to interests. To provide greater opportunity for children to understand and choose a healthy lifestyle – within the curriculum there are planned opportunities for the children to learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.