The Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25 with funding provided by the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity they provide.
This means that we plan to use the PE and sport premium to:
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years;
- develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that our school provides.
St Teresa's spends our PE and sport funding in the following ways to improve PE and sport participation and to enable pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle:
- External coaches and companies support class teachers/ teaching assistants in their delivering of Physical Education. They upskill teachers across the school in their delivery of the school’s PE curriculum.
- Our in house ‘sports based teaching assistant’ identifies opportunities for children to participate in Intra, Inter and County wide sporting events. He delivers sessions at breaktimes and lunchtimes for pupils to participate in. We regularly review the children who are the ‘least active’ and engage them in breaktime/ lunchtime support sessions yet provide ‘opportunities for all’ in addition to this.
- Replenishment of equipment/ purchase of equipment to involve more children in PE participation. This results, in PE sessions, where all children have more opportunities to be involved in the sport they are undertaking/enjoy. In this area, we also identify ‘new sports’ for children to engage with.
- Funding is provided to support sport/ health related activities we feel benefit all children across our school (swimming and ‘top up’ swimming programmes, cycling sessions etc.). We endeavour to raise the attainment in our school swimming to meet the requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 (every child should leave primary school able to swim).
- Provide more opportunities for holding active lessons and teaching- to embed a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning.
Our rationale for spending the money in this way is:
- Teachers will feel more confident/ empowered in their teaching of PE. We see this as being a more sustainable way for the long term continued professional development of staff across the different areas of PE teaching. This year, we have focused support for our less experienced members of staff. It also ensures, from term to term, that pupils are taught by specialist PE and Sport teachers in some areas.
- One member of staff has a ‘sole focus’ on broadening the experiences of sport for children and increasing participation for pupils. The member of staff is also undertaking regular CPD/ qualifications in various sports in order to be able to upskill others during the next academic year. He is able to provide records of the least active/ Pupil Premium children.
- To ensure more children have chance to kick a football/ bounce a basketball/ use a mat of gymnastic in PE. By ‘doing the activity’, they are going to develop their skills at a faster rate.
- We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn to ride a bike/ swim at a swimming pool and some of our children have not had these opportunities. We see these as skills ‘for lifelong learners’.
- To improve the learning outcomes for children in a variety of subjects in every single year group across the school. We value multi-sensory/ kinaesthetic learning approaches.
- It gives all children, regardless of background/ deprivation etc., the opportunity to access sports activities ‘free of charge’.
How the improvements made will be sustainable in the future:
- Teachers will be more confident in their delivery of PE/ Sports sessions and will be able to improve the quality of Teaching and Learning in this subject.
- It will ensure teachers, through using a skills based curriculum plan and approach, are making sure they understand which key skills pupils need to leave their year group attaining in order to meet age related expectations.
- Our ‘in house sports Teaching Assistant’ will have course/ development opportunities so he can upskill staff/ deliver stronger quality of provision for children.
- It will ensure children improve their skills in EYFS/ KS1 and become more proficient, at a faster rate, in PE and Sporting opportunities as they progress through the school. This is reflected in the school’s assessment criteria for pupils and their learning moving forward.
- The programme of swimming/ cycling the school offers is embedded as a yearly programme. This means all children are provided with the same opportunities. It will ensure children leaving KS2 and transitioning to secondary school have the opportunity to be able to ride a bike/ swim proficiently.
- It will ensure teachers look at PE with a more ‘open mind’, questioning how they can use physical education and activity to enhance their learning across the curriculum.
Year 6 2023 Swimming Outcomes
|Can swim competently and confidently over a distance of at least 25m||84%|
|Can use a range of strokes effectively||63%|
|Can perform safe self-rescue in water||81%|
Sports Premium Plan