St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

St Thomas More Catholic School

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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.

We are therefore delighted to be 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.

Impacts

  • 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 in 2015-6.
  • 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.