You may well be aware that the Government is providing additional funding in order to improve the provision of PE and Sport in Primary schools. Sports Premium funding is now in its fourth year. As a result, St Joseph’s capacity for delivering quality sports has been further enhanced due to our vision that every child should have a sport or physical activity that they can enjoy and excel in. We aim to increase the uptake of extra-curricular sporting activities, to 100%! Last year 2016/17 St Joseph’s secured ‘GOLD’ in the Sainsbury’s Games Award following Bronze and Silver awards previously.
Please, therefore, find a brief overview of how we are using the Primary PE and Sports grant in order to develop quality PE provision in our school so that children can not only develop their physical skills but also learn how to stay fit. At St Joseph’s we are very conscious that PE promotes health and well-being by raising children’s self-esteem, we can see the benefits of physical activity and engagement in healthy lifestyles learning on children’s mental health. We aim to provide a wide variety of clubs and experiences for the children to engage everyone in being active.
St Joseph’s received a grant of £9194 for the academic year 2016/17. We are anticipating £18820 for the academic year 2017/18. There are obviously certain criteria that must be met linked to how that money is spent and we ensure that the money has been effectively and had wide reaching impact.
•hired qualified sports coaches
•provided existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
•encouraged more pupils to take up sport
•supported and involved the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs
•run inter and intra sport competitions
•increased pupils’ participation in the School Games
•run sports activities with other schools
We are always very proud of our children and how they compete and play fairly in sport.