Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
At St Joseph’s, Upton, we recognise the importance of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum with extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. Our aim is to instil in all children, a life-long enjoyment in participating in a wide a range of physical activities.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
What is the Sports Premium? The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of the funding Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
St Joseph’s, Upton, Priorities After receiving the funding the staff were audited to find out which areas of sport they were confident in and which areas they felt they needed more support in. We felt that as a staff we were good at delivering physical sport activities but not as confident at teaching children fundamental movement skills so that children learn to develop their balance, agility and coordination. It was decided that this would be a fantastic opportunity to up skill all members of staff and purchase into a brand new scheme of work which really focuses on the needs of our children.
Other development areas that were identified were:
· Assessment of pupils learning in PE.
· Further development of playground leaders.
· Providing training opportunities for staff in both the new scheme of work and also in dance and