Vision and Aims for PE
At St Peter’s we share the Department for Education’s Vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium:
For all pupils leaving primary school to be 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 emphasise 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 St Peter’s will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity –kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that you should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
You should not use your funding to:
- employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
- teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum – including those specified for swimming.
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 6. 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 sporting activities!
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.
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.
Our full 2020/2021 report on this academic year's expenditure is available to download at the top of this page.