How We Spend the Sports Premium Funding at Enfield Academy of New Waltham
At Enfield Academy of New Waltham, we believe in the absolute importance of keeping children healthy, including their mental well-being, and encouraging them to develop healthy lifestyles for life.
We have a range of physical activities running across break-times and a wide range of sports clubs (including football, zumba, gymnastics, tag rugby and badminton).
Our school is signed up for the 'Daily Mile', which encourages children to run / walk as far as possible during their daily sessions, over and above their PE lessons. This contributes to their overall fitness and activity levels and helps to maintain a healthy life-style too. Our children receive PE lessons from our specialist PE Coaches. Our school is also signed up to the local 'Schools Sports Partnership' to enable our children to enter a range of sports competitions across the year; and to enable support and development for staff and pupil sport leaders.
Every child undertakes the 'Bikeability Training' during Year 5 (or Year 6) to ensure they can ride their bikes safely on the road, while contributing to their physical activity. Every child undertakes swimming lessons to ensure that they can swim at least 25m unaided - some receive additional lessons to try to achieve this. In 2022 - 2023, 89% of year 6 children can swim at least 25 metres unaided.
The government has pledged to retain funding for the sport premium until at least 2025. Following this period, we have ensured that our model is sustainable: staff members have been upskilled to continue the curriculum work undertaken by our PE coach; outside providers / staff members will continue to run our wide range of clubs; a mental well-being staff member has been appointed to our team; a MUGA has been built to enable outdoor games all year round; and our school is identified in the 'Local Football Facility Plan' to have a community football outdoor facility built on the school grounds.
Please read the reports below, which show a full break-down of how we spent the funding over the previous year and the present year and the impact it had on children's participation.