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St. Mary's Hill, Inchbrook, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 5HP

01453 832682

St Dominic's Catholic Primary School

Learn and love in faith


 PE and Sports Funding

 Our Vision: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active
lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasize that the focus of spending
must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles

2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
  • Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

In the academic year 17/18 the school received £16,830.

So far we have chosen to use our funding to:

  • Fund specialist PE coaches from The Montagu Sports Academy and an independent sports teacher to support our sports provision and provide training for teachers.
  • Provide additional  training for teachers to extend the range we can offer e.g. Cricket, badminton, Forest School, Mile a day,  Staff CPD time with specialist PE Coaches. 
  • Provide extra curricular sports clubs and activities e.g. Cricket,  Mountain Biking, Football and gardening club.
  • Take part in the  School Sports Partnership which allows us to take part in inter school activities.
  • Provide a 'focused healthy living week, which included a focus on developing physical and mental well-being.
  • Fund Forest School outdoor learning opportunities for all age groups at a different location.
  • Purchase sports equipment and playtime resources to encourage more active play times and the establishment of Pupil Playtime leaders.
  • Support  Year round Swimming activities throughout the year in set classes. (Y1, Y2, Y3 and Year 4)
  • Support adventure residential activities for children in Year 5 and Year 6 to increase physical activity. 

The Impact has been:

  • Teachers who are more confident in delivering good quality PE sessions.
  • Increased awareness in pupils of the importance of daily physical activity.
  • Increased number of pupils attending after school activity and enrichment clubs clubs. E.g. Forest School, Cricket, Football and Gymnastics
  • Children who would not normally be so active, engaging in physical activity through  the extended opportunities provided.  e.g. Mile a day, football enrichment, Mountain biking, Cricket and weekly Forest School sessions.
  • Increase confidence and engagement of children through outdoor learning opportunities, including development of skills in working as part of a team. This has had an impact back in the classroom.
  • Increase opportunities for competitive sports and achieved success. The children took part in football inter-school sports, Key Stage 1 inter-school sports day, Cricket competition, Sports challenge days at St peter's High School, Cross- county running, Inter-school athletics, 
  • Increase in daily activity for all our pupils - more active play-times and enrichment sessions.
  • Children, who would not have the opportunity to learn to swim outside of school, have increased their physical activity, enjoyment,  water confidence and skills.

In 2017, 86% of the year six cohort  met 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.

 2018-19 Funding: £16,000

Future Plans in 2018- 2019 include the following:

  • Further develop our playground and school field to increase pupils' physical activity opportunities.
  • Further increase pupils opportunities to take part in competitive sports.
  • Pupils in KS2 will be screened for excellence(By Montagu Coaches) and offered a place at St Peters Sports Academy Club.
  • Further Training of our own Forest School and Outdoor learning Lead teacher. and development of resources and the school sites.
  • Purchase Active Mathematics  whole school resource to ensure increase physical activity in the school day whilst improving key mental Mathematics skills. 
  • Release time to visit another local school to reflect on how they have promoted and developed active and outdoor learning opportunities across the curriculum. 
  • Continue to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle with pupils to develop awareness
  • Purchase wobble bikes for our youngest pupils, including providing training and planning resource for teachers.   

School Development Plan for PE, Sports and Active Learning 2018-19