What is Sports Premium?
St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School understands the importance of Physical Education, supporting the health and well-being of our children and the positive influence it can have.
The Government is providing a sum of money each year to all schools to help them develop sports provision within school to increase participation in sports activities.
For the 2017-18 academic year, this money equates to £16,000 per school plus an additional £10 per child.
This additional funding will help us to extend our provision through the employment of staff to help support this aim to deliver quality P.E. for the needs of our children.
Information about the Primary School Sports Funding can be found on the following Department for Education link:
P.E. and Sports Premium
For the academic year 2016/17, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School was granted £8900.
Examples of how we have effectively used PE and sports funding at St. Mary’ Catholic Primary School:
- Hiring of a Health Mentor (Evolve) to enhance our PE teaching and sports provision, and to provide mentoring to pupils in need of social and emotional input.
- Provide staff training on how to teach PE well through employing specialist PE teachers and qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence.
- Engaging the least active pupils in after school activities and clubs.
- Providing training and payment to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
- Forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision.
- Paying for pool hire and extra instruction to provide additional swimming lessons for those pupils unable to swim by the end of Year 4.
- Sports clubs and teams, e.g. Multi-Sports and Football.
- Football league and competition entrance fees.
- Additional sports equipment.
- Lunchtime coach to run playground activities (1 day per week).