At The Dales School we believe physical education (PE) and sport plays an important role in supporting every pupil to develop their personal qualities, social development and communication, and their physical and mental health. PE, sport and outdoor learning opportunities offer the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Sports premium must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for outdoor physical play and sporting competitions all our pupils.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my school?

Sport and PE play a key role in developing physical wellbeing alongside self-esteem and communication skills.

2019/20 funding was targeted at:

  • Commissioning an outdoor sports coach
  • Commissioning a rugby coach
  • Commissioning a bus driver to transport children and staff to and from swimming and outdoor learning
  • PE equipment
  • Staff training in Rebound therapy
  • National Trust membership to allow outdoor learning and sports
  • Movin’Step equipment
  • Large sandpit
  • Marking of yard to support games and PE

Impact of funding:

  • Wider range of PE activities available
  • Children having access to higher quality equipment
  • Pupils accessing PE activities outside school
  • Staff delivering high quality safe sessions
  • High quality provision during outdoor learning

Sustainability of funding

  • Specialised coaching improves practise of all staff
  • Children will need to continue to learn how to be safe around water
  • Introduces pupils to being active outside school
  • High quality equipment improves engagement of pupils
  • Children play games and take part in sport using markings during unstructured time.

In 2019-20 many of our activities and planned sessions had to be cut short due to the global pandemic.  We have still continued to offer sport from a socially distance perspective and used some of our funds to service equipment ready for full reopening.