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 2019-2020 will be £17,770
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 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. Please find attached our current Physical Education Action Plan. However, as things are ever changing, our action plan will be regularly tweaked and updated as we receive new information and confirmation of plans for the future.
Action and Budget Plans
It is important to be aware that due to COVID-19 some areas of focus have been repeated for 2020/2021.
Evidencing the Impact and Swimming Information
Click HERE to access our impact review (including swimming data).
Click HERE to access our swimming data for our current Year 6 cohort
Click HERE to access our swimming data for our current Year 6 cohort
Click HERE to access our swimming data for our current Year 6 cohort (UPDATE)
NEW FOR 2017-2018 – SWIMMING DATA
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
All our Year 4 children receive free swimming lessons on a Friday morning in school time at Blaydon Leisure Centre. They start in September and swim weekly until the end of the school year.
This year (2018-2019), we introduced a swimming boost for all our Year 6 swimmers. From May half term until the end of the summer term, all children revisited the Government’s benchmark swimming requirements and started swimming lessons again.
Please follow us on Twitter or visit our 'Sport Information' display board for the latest competition pictures and results.
Competition is also an important feature – it’s about personal competition as well as team competitions both within school (intra-school) and between schools (inter-school) particularly in KS2.
Partnership SLA (SSP)
Primary Schools can affiliate to a Core or Premium Service Level Agreement (SLA). The Premium SLA is designed to provide effective support to schools with delivery and accountability attached to the sport premium funding.
Buying into the Gateshead School Sports Partnership ensures schools will benefit from the high quality support, guidance, professional development, resources and programmes that we provide. Costs are categorised by school type and size.
St Agnes’ currently buys into the Premium Service Level Agreement.
Schools must spend this additional funding on IMPROVING their provision of P.E. and sport, but each school has the freedom to choose how to do this. Inspectors may review our school website, looking for evidence of our sporting provision as well as when they visit our school. Schools must be able to account for their spending and to show how it has improved sporting provision.
OFSTED (March 2019)
“The leader for physical education (PE) and sports premium has a wide range of expertise to help her to carry out her role. The leader ensures that the relevant funding is used well to make a positive contribution to pupils’ interest and participation in games, sports and physical activity. Staff have developed their skills in teaching PE by working closely with the sports coaches.”