St Mary's CE Primary School

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Sports Premium Funding

As you may be aware, in April 2013, the Government announced £150 million worth of school funding for Physical Education (PE) and sport as part of the ‘Olympic Legacy’. It is intended for the funding to be used to improve the quality of PE and sport provision in all state schools. The School Sports Premium Grant is additional allocated funding from the government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also used to improve the health and wellbeing of all primary school pupils.

St Mary’s School has been allocated almost £17,000, 2019-20,  which in accordance with the guidance, will be channelled directly into developing the provision of sport and PE throughout our school.

The aims for the investment at St Mary’s are:

  • To increase the breadth and quality of the PE curriculum in all classes
  • To invest in practice that will be sustainable once the grant has ceased
  • To increase the opportunities for pupils to compete in sporting activities both within school and between other schools
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles and ensure that pupils are given the opportunity to be physically literate
  • To increase participation of all children in physical activity, particularly at playtimes and increase the profile of sport and Physical activity throughout the school

In order to meet these aims we have used the Sports Premium Funding to:

  • Employ specialist sports coaches in varying disciplines and Dance to work with class teachers to deliver PE lessons and sports coaching
  • Buy into a local sports partnership (North Somerset Schools PE association) which provides support, training, resourcing and access to level 2 and 3 inter-schools competitions
  • Buy into the Gordano Legacy so we are able to take part in level 2 inter-schools competitions
  • To ensure we have high quality resources to support excellent learning and teaching in PE

The impact of this funding will be measured through:

  • Direct feedback from children, teachers and our families on the quality of support offered by the specialist
  • Feedback from the specialist teachers to the Head Teacher on the level of engagement by teachers
  • The increase in the number of children engaging in inter-school sporting activities and the number of children attending a sports club either in school (after schools clubs) or outside school