The PE & Sport Premium is extra funding given to schools to ensure that all pupils have access to additional and sustainable high quality Physical Education and Sport.
We are passionate about the importance of physical activity and sport in developing the whole child. Evidence shows that those who participate in regular physical activity are more confident, have greater self-esteem, and better emotional/mental health.
Some research even links physical activity to improvements in behaviour, attitudes to learning, application to studies and consequently academic performance.
We work closely with WLSP (West Lancashire Sports Partnership) who deliver PE lessons and organise our School Games provision, as well as our inter-school competitions programme:
Our local schools cluster, TARDIS (Tarleton and Rural District Schools) established TASA (Tardis Active Schools Alliance) in 2017 as a way to improve opportunities for the young people in our schools. We work in closely with WLSP to increase participation in sport for all children and promote physically active lifestyles.
Curriculum Swimming 2021/22
Schools are required to publish information about outcomes in swimming for Year 6. This is something that is paid for through the school's core budget and not Sport Premium Funding. The following table reflects that a high proportion of pupils leave Banks Methodist Primary School able to swim.
% Year 6 Pupils (7 pupils)
Swim Competently over 25m
Use a range of strokes effectively
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations