PE and Sport Premium
The PE and Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding provided to schools to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport available to pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Here at St Mary and St John, we believe that physical activity, physical education (PE) and sport are an integral part of every child’s education and holistic development. Not only does it promote wellbeing through development of a healthy, active lifestyle, but we also believe it impacts positively on overall academic performance and behaviour too.
We aim to inspire this generation of children through adult and peer role models and by providing access to high quality, inclusive PE provision and the opportunity for all children to experience and participate in a wide range of sports and competitions, both within and beyond the curriculum. We aim for children to not only enjoy but understand the health benefits of taking part in regular physical and sporting activity, in the hope that they will go on to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle throughout their lives.
The PE and Sport Premium has allowed us to extend our provision, improve the quality of that provision and ensure sustainability.
We have annually bought into the Rutland School Sport Partnership (RSSP). The Headteacher, who is the Rutland Primary Advocate for Active Together for Leicester/shire and Rutland, also sits on the Rutland SSP steering committee. RSSP supports our PE co-ordinator in the strategic direction the school should take in regards to curriculum PE and competitive sport development. Membership also allows for collaboration with other primary schools within the county and beyond and offers training for staff and expert coaching for pupils providing sustainability through a modelling, team teaching, coaching and mentoring approach. Sports where coaches have delivered a programme include dance, gymnastics, tennis and football.
At the beginning of 2016- 2017 we appointed pur Sports Coach as a permanent ‘home grown’ member of staff, with combined Higher Level Teaching Assistant duties. This has had a hugely positive impact on extending the provision of sporting opportunities and extra-curricular clubs, as well as supporting teachers in the delivery of high quality PE lessons.
Over several years we have developed the role of our Sports Young Leaders who attend training workshops in the county. Year 6 House Sports Captains have also taken on greater leadership responsibilities and organise and run inter-house matches during lunchtimes. They also support KS1 events and sports days and support the House Captains during House Assemblies and events.
Over a number of years we have developed our provision of curriculum swimming lessons and water safety skills, which are held at St Goerge’s Barracks. We have used the funding to train two members of staff with the relevant qualifications to deliver curriculum swimming lessons and support our original swim teacher. We aim to ensure that 100% of pupils leave the school at the end of KS2 able to swim, fulfilling national curriculum requirements.
We work collaboratively with RSSP, our family of schools who are supported by the local secondary school and others local schools – we have regular meetings and set up competitions.
We take part in many inter-school competitions, involving all our KS1 and KS2 children in at least one event per year. This was recognised this year by achieving the Platinum Schools Games Mark. We have forged substantial links with local clubs, enabling us to signpost children to engage in community sport and talented youngsters to develop their skills beyond school.
As a school, we participate in and are successful at a wide range of sports. The link below is to Rutland Active Hub and has all the competition information.
Competitive Sports include:
- High 5 Netball
- Football leagues, Boys, Girls, Years 3/4 and 5/6 and Ospreys development team
- Quick Sticks hockey Years 3/4 and 5/6
- KS1 Multiskills – everyone
- Multisports – Years 3/4
- Sportshall Athletics
- Spotlight Dance
- Rounders Years5/6
- Gymnastics competitions – Key Steps 1 KS1, Key Steps 2 KS2 and the development festival
- Cross country
- Swimming Galas – individual and School Games Team
- Tennis competition Years 3/4 and 5/6
- Cricket – Year 5/6
- Quadkids athletics at Corby Triangle
- Inclusive competitions: Sportshall Athletics, Boccia
We provide extra-curricular sporting activity clubs 4 evenings per week. These are inclusive and open to all pupils. The clubs rotate through the age groups.
We try to provide new sports in the curriculum:
- Table Tennis
We regularly provide enrichment activities both within and beyond the curriculum that promote sport and an active lifestyle:
- Year 2 and Year 6 outdoor and adventurous residential trips
- Den building
- Outdoor learning/forest school
- Muddy buddies gardening
- Scooter Training
- Balance ability
We have a very supportive PFA who also support PE, Sport and physical activities by providing additional funding for equipment.
We have a School Council who provide our Pupil Voice
We have a link Governor who works closely with the PE Subject co-ordinator and SLT to monitor standards and reports back to the full Governing Body.
See the link below to see how we use our School Sports Premium.