Physical Education and sports have a very high profile at our school. Mrs Campbell is our dedicated PE teacher and she teaches this subject to most classes across the school. She is an expert in her field and recognised as so by the local authority. She is currently Chair and Treasurer of the Blackburn Primary School Sports Association and plays a leading role in organising sports events and competitions within the borough.
Mrs Campbell has responsibility for overseeing the use of the PE and Sport Premium funding at Roe Lee Park School. Please note that Mrs Campbell is paid through our core staffing budget - not through PE and Sport Premium funding.
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
How to use the PE and Sport Premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
For example, you can use your funding to:
Swimming at Roe Lee Park Primary School takes place at Blackburn Leisure Centre while the children are in Year 5. The children should have appropriate costume for this - shorts are not allowed and goggles can only be worn by written request from the parents. The children usually attend on Thursday mornings during the Autumn and Spring terms. Sessions are 30 minutes in length and are led by qualified swimming instructors employed by Blackburn with Darwen Council. There is always a lifeguard present during sessions and at least 2 members of staff from school also attend to supervise the pupils and support the instructors.
In the 2016 - 2017 academic year 21 (41%) pupils were able to swim 25m and 47 (92%) were able to undertake basic life saving training.
School Swimming venue change.
Since April 2019 swimming for our Year 5 children now takes place at HALFFishHQ@Daisyfield in Blackburn. Children attend the lessons every Thursday throughout the school year. During the Summer term we will continue to use our PE and Sports Premium grant to target those children who need to reach their 25 metre distance target confidently by the end of Year 6.
In the 2019 - 2020 academic year 35 (74%) pupils were able to swim confidently over a distance of 25 metres and 45 (96%) achieved their water safety knowing how to stay safe in and around water.
Due to Covid-19 our Summer term of extra swimming lessons to target those year 6 children who had not reached their target could not take place. This may continue to have a knock on effect into the next school year 2020 - 2021 depending on when the swimming pools are allowed to open and the number of children who can participate.