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.. 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. Last year 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.
With our funding we have:
•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.
32 of our year 6 children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
12 of our year 6 children can use a range of strokes effectively.
29 of our year 6 children can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.