The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of their PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
At St. Peter’s, Physical Education is a key feature in our curriculum in our drive to promote a healthy lifestyle. As part of our expansion to a Primary School, we now have a large school hall with a sports floor, climbing and rope frames, some challenging new large gymnastics equipment and lots of new general PE equipment. The children have access to the latter at playtimes as well as during lessons. We make good use of our local amenities, such as Vale Park for games and sporting events, and from Key Stage one onwards, the children attend swimming lessons with a professional coach at the King Alfred centre. We also have very good links with local schools such as St Mary's RC School just up the road from us and PACA, where we hold our annual Sports Day. All children participate in PE from Nursery up to Year 4, which is currently our oldest year group. Throughout the year, the children engage in gymnastics, dance, outdoor games and multiskills. We take a cross-curricular approach to physical activities and ensure enjoyment by using games or apparatus during other lessons, such as Maths. Please see below and our photo gallery for photos of our recent sporting activities.
As a school, we promote the importance of being healthy, being safe and looking after ourselves, in all areas, to ensure that children have an understanding of an active, healthy lifestyle and how to live one.
2017/2018 Sports Premium update
For 2017/2018, our Sports priorities will be to build on the progress made by pupils and teachers in the development of their skills and to ensure sustainability through evaluating the impact of Sports Funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements.
This year, our priorities are:
- To offer a free activity breakfast club to our Key Stage 2 children here at St Peter's.
- To continue and increase our provision of after school activity clubs.
- Track children’s uptake in clubs.
- Continued Sports Coach support from Mr Hance.
- Entry and exit conversations with children, detailing their involvement in clubs and their sports’ skill development.
- Annual questionnaires to staff about the impact the sports coach is having on their own and the children’s skills’ development.
- Change for Life Club to run again in the spring term.
- To take part in more sporting competitions.
- Introduce 10 minutes of daily exercise for all year groups.
We have already been able to implement many of these priorities, such as the provision of clubs, partaking in more sport competitions and the daily 10 minutes of exercise, which we already see is having a positive impact on learning behaviours in the classroom.
Our new girls' football team (in their new kits!) took part in an afternoon football tournament held at the Brighton College grounds. While we may not have won, the girls really enjoyed it and played with enthusiasm and vigour!
The boys' football team also took part in a similar tournament and were thrilled to have won 2 out of their 6 games!
We regularly monitor how we are using our Sports Premium throughout the year to continue to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, including further increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with Sports Premium funding can be achieved in several ways. We look at progress in PE, as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
We have continued to develop the skills of pupils and teachers through employing a Sports Coach and making good use of our created links with another local school through this.
So far this academic year, school staff have run after school football and netball clubs, which have all been full. We are currently investigating further sports clubs for the spring and summer terms.
We are using Sports Premium funding to subsidise some of these clubs to reduce costs to parents and further encourage sports clubs participation - for example, the free activity KS2 breakfast club.
A full financial report on this academic year's expenditure will made be available on the website at the end of the school year.