Primary PE Premium Funding
The PE and Sport Premium is a Government initiative to help Primary Schools improve the quality of physical activity and sport offered to pupils. More than £650 million has been allocated to Primary Schools over three years.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and Sport. This will then in turn benefit primary pupils and encourage them to lead active, healthy lifestyles.
School sport and PE continue to play a very important part in the life of children at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. We believe that physical exercise contributes to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as; respect, unity, cooperation and kindness for themselves and others as well as being an important part of a healthy life style. Such skills are established through opportunities to develop children physically, socially and spiritually.
In 2017-2018 we plan to use the £14000 to include:
Funding Activkids after school clubs which includes an all-girls club for pupils in Yr’s 5 & 6; Y2 tennis skills, Y1 and Reception physical skills.
Continued CPD for all teachers, via the Greenwich School Sports partnership, which offers training and workshops for children on healthy eating.
Cross school competitions for pupils.
funding a specialist Dance teacher, to not only teach all pupils but to provide all staff with training.
an audit of the current PE provision to enable further planning.
broadening sports provision through the provision of specialist coaching for year 3 and 4 pupils in NFL, to include CPD for teachers.
Provide an initial cycling proficiency training course for pupils in Year 5.
improved playground equipment.
2016 - 2017
In 2016-2017 we were able to use £8880 Sport Premium Funding to support the development of PE and School Sport in 2016-17 in the following ways:
- Funding a specialist PE teacher, enabling access to a highly resourced local secondary school with excellent PE facilities not available in our school.
- Funding Activkids after school clubs which includes an all-girls club for pupils in Yr’s 5 & 6;
- Provide an initial cycling proficiency training course for pupils in Year 5.
- New playground equipment for use at playtimes.
- Continued CPD for all teachers.
- Provide specialist coaching in Rugby for Years 3&4 to include CPD for teachers as well as an after school club.
- Maths of the Day – a programme that promotes PE through cross curricular maths lessons.
- Access to a Fitness 5 a Day website that encourages pupils to be active regularly throughout the day.
- All children in years 1 and 2 have been offered a place in ActivKids Club, resulting in this offer being made available to Reception class.
- An increase participation by year 5 and 6 girls in sport.
- Following a specialist sports session, a pupil was selected to represent the county.
- Children engaged in creative playground games which have developed them in both physical and social skills.
To see a full account of the expenditure, click here.