At St Agnes', we recognise the value in a rich, varied and high quality PE curriculum coupled with a broad and innovative range of after school Sports Clubs. Our school recognises the important values and skills learnt though sport which can support learning in a range of subjects and areas. We appreciate the significant impact PE and school sport can have on the physical, mental and socials skills of an individual. All pupils benefit from at least 2 hours of curriculum PE and additional after school sports club. Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop a range of fundamental skills during the foundation stage and Key Stage 1. During Key Stage 2, pupils’ skills are further developed and applied across a range of sports and activities as well as providing them with an awareness of healthy and active lifestyles, improved emotional well-being, improved focus, concentration and behaviour. We also give them the opportunity to develop key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills. Their experience will also contribute to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication as well as their physical skill development. Pupils have the opportunity to take on leadership roles in which they can build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. They understand the barriers to participation and work to overcome these for themselves and others. Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; instill self discipline; develop skill; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong skills.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 with further funding available until 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
Funding for 2017-2018 will be £17,780
Purpose of the Funding
The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools will be expected to spend the funding on improving and enhancing their provision of physical education and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how to do this. Possible uses for the funding include: - hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE - new or additional change4life clubs - paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport - providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport - running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games - buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport - providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
How will we spend our allocation at St Agnes'?
This funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progression. It is of the up most importance to us that all children benefit from this sports funding, regardless of sporting ability. As we have developed our two year action plan, we have included the seven priorities for appropriate use of the Sports Premium funding set out by the government. In addition to this we have also made reference to the above advice received from Ofsted. For more detailed information about our two year plan please refer to the attached PE Action Plan and the timetable of sporting opportunities. Please note the Action Plan and Sporting Opportunities timetable will be regularly reviewed and updated. Our new Action Plan for 2017-2019 will be arriving shortly.
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