Sport at St John’s
Our broad aim for all children in PE and Games is to promote healthy physical development through the acquisition of skills, co-operation and confidence. We endeavour to achieve this in an atmosphere which encourages individual and team effort.
The children take part in movement and dance, apparatus work and educational gymnastics, team games, swimming (Yr3, 4 and 5) and athletics. We consider these activities to be an important part of your child's education. Children are expected to participate unless there are special grounds for exclusion. If your child is unfit for an activity, please write us a note and we will make alternative arrangements. It is important that your child is provided with kit on the appropriate days.
We run a variety of clubs throughout the year to cater for many children and different sports. In the summer term the whole school takes part in a series of Sports Days. These include a wide range of activities which are fun and enjoyable. We take part in numerous local festivals throughout the year such as cross country, tag rugby, football, netball, tri-golf, indoor athletics and cricket.
Primary School PE Funding
At St John’s we value the vital contribution that Physical Education makes to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that a varied and innovative curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities can have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and achievement in all areas of a young person’s life.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to develop the role and prominence of PE in primary schools. The funding was jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement he promised that the funding would be continued into the 2015/16 academic year allowing schools to develop longer term plans and ensure high quality physical education was available to all children.
We anticipate that St John’s will receive £9,215 in Sports Premium funding for the 2015/16 academic year.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
How we plan to spend the funding in 2016/17
- Continue to employ a specialist sports coach to deliver high-quality PE lessons.
- Extend the time of the sports coach so that we can ensure every child is participating in physical activity each week.
- Provide targeted training by the sports specialist to teams attending sporting events to ensure we are providing competitive sporting opportunities for a wide range of children.
- Provide each year group with a supply of spare PE kit so that every child is included in PE lessons and to ensure high participation levels.
- Provide training for 10 children to become Sports Leaders within the school and lead activities for children during lunchtimes.
- Develop the Golden Mile around the school grounds providing signs, posts and pedometers to engage children in activity.
- PE lead teacher to attend local training on assessment tools in PE so we can ensure all children leave the school with the knowledge, skills and a life-long love of physical activity.
How we spent the PE Funding at St John's - 2015/16
- Employed a specialist sports coach to provide high-quality PE lessons to all year groups and provide training for teachers to improve their own practise.
- Provided funding for the school trim trail to allow all children to be active during playtimes and lunchtimes.
- Provided equipment to support Active Playtimes.
- Provided supply cover to allow teachers to take teams to inter-school matches and regional finals.
- Membership to British Gymnastics to allow our gifted and talented children to attend regional and country-wide finals in trampolining.
How we spent the PE Funding at St John’s – 2014/15
- Employing specialist sports coach to support teachers in all year groups.
- Specialist squash coaching for year 5.
- Mini bus training for key staff members to allow children to participate in competitions and festivals further afield.
- Targeted lunchtime sports coaching for key stage 1 & 2 children.
- Links with SE England Table Tennis to develop opportunities for key stage 2 racket sports.
- Membership to British Gymnastics to allow gifted and talented children competitive opportunities in gymnastics and trampolining.
- Training of staff to build confidence and skills in the delivery gymnastics.
- Online resources to allow physical activities to be carried out in the classroom environment.
- PE resources and sports equipment.
- Buying an assessment package to aid teacher judgement and inform future planning so all children can make progress in PE.
- Buying into an enhanced package offered by the local Sports Partnership to allow us to offer free Bikeability to Year 6 children.
How we spent the PE Funding at St John’s – 2013/14
- Employing specialist coaches of Physical Education.
- Professional learning to up skill teachers and teaching assistants.
- Employing local coaches to provide extra-curricular sporting opportunities.
- Introducing an in-school physical activity programme – 5-a-day-tv.
- Purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources.