PE and Sports Premium

St Mary's Catholic Primary School appreciates the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.

The school is committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic coaches and teachers. The Sport Premium funding is allowing us to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new curriculum based on developing children’s physical literacy skills. Regular staff training opportunities will be provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to keep them up to date with new initiatives.

This year we will be organising inter house sports competitions at the end of each half term.  At the end of the school year the house that has won the most points will be presented with winners shield and staff will organise an end of year celebration for the members of that house.

We run a Sports Week every year including competitive races for KS1 and KS2. Epic, Teachers and TAs provide a wide range of after school sports clubs, both for team and individual sports.

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.

This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescences
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
  • For schools to show that they understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement

St Marys Catholic Primary School Sport Premium 2016/2017

  • Spending Overview & Evidence of Impact
  • Sport Premium Grant Received: £9,000
  • Total Spent: £21,201.76

Use of Sports Premium April 2016

Appointment of a sport’s coach and PE lead to work with staff on developing an effective curriculum in light of the needs of the new curriculum;

  • Lessons observed of the sports coach were of a good standard with all pupils achieving well.
  • Links were made with the school sport teams, aiding the selection process.
  • The sports coach was able to specialise in PE tuition and refine his skills in response to external support.

All Extra Curricular clubs paid for in Autumn term;

  • Increased pupil participation
  • Enhanced, extended, inclusive extra-curricular provision
  • Increased school-community club links
  • Increase number of playground resources and games for the pupils to use
  • Greater number of pupils being active at break times leading to greater fitness and health benefits.
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to take part in inter- class competitions each half term.
  • Extend the opportunities for inter-school competition e.g. football, girls football, cricket etc
  • Greater number of pupils involved in competition.
  • Pupils developing a healthy attitude to sport and competition.
  • Pupils developing skills of teamwork, leading others and sportsmanship.
  • Increased pupil confidence and self- esteem through achieving personal challenges and goals

This year we have appointed sports ambassadors from each class of Year 3 to Year 6. Their roles were selected due to their exceptional commitment to sport in school.

A Young Ambassador’s role is to:

  • Increase participation and healthy lifestyles in their school
  • Promote the positive values of sport in and through sport
  • Be a role model in advocating PE and school sport
  • Be the young people’s voice on PE and school sport in their school
  • Help organise teams, promote playground games and collect in the sports equipment after break times.

Our Sports Ambassadors this year are:

Class

Sports Ambassador

Year 3

Abraham

Aaron

Year 4

Ykaro

Chani

Year 5

Jessica

Fabien

Year 6

Szymon

David