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Sports Premium - 2016-17

St. Thomas the Martyr Primary School believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, makes a unique and vital contribution to a pupil’s physical development and well-being.

The sports premium is funding in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to best support and improve provision of physical education [P.E.] and sport in the school.

In 2016/17 the school received £8,666

We intend to use this funding in the following ways.

These include:

  • Hiring specialist P.E. teachers and qualified sports coaches to work with our teachers and children. A specialist is employed in each area of P.E. per half term to ensure we provide the very best coaching for our children from coaches who are actively involved in the sport themselves.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children in additional or existing school clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for staff in P.E. and sport.
  • Receiving high quality up to date support materials for the planning and assessment of P.E.
  • Participating in sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in P.E. and Games.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs • Providing training for Playground Leaders to enable the older children in the school to set up and supervise various games for younger children during the lunchtime break.
  • Introduction of extended swimming sessions and increased number of sessions over the year.
  • Purchase of mapping software to facilitate orienteering and other activities.

Examples of impact include:

  • More children attending our sports clubs, this is especially true of our younger children for whom there were previously fewer after school sport activities available.
  • Two of our children represent the school on the local Sports Council; the children discuss sporting activities across the local schools.
  • Children have participated in regional events; including a tournament at Liverpool Football Academy
  • The school has been awarded the Gold Mark in the Sainsbury’s Schools Games Award for the second year running. (2016-17 PE Funding Statement v1) Page 2 of 2 Growing & Achieving Together
  • Training for Playground Leaders was undertaken to enable the older children in the school to set up and supervise various games for younger children during the lunchtime break.
  • More children representing the school in sports competitions both in curriculum time and outside school hours, by entering additional teams.
  • We are now able to offer a range of lunchtime sporting clubs in addition to after school clubs.
  • Younger children are more actively involved in games organised by our older children, they in turn are gaining the experience of leading sporting activities in school.

More innovative teaching in swimming including extended lessons, improved planning and motivational certificates and badges for achievement resulted in 93% of last year’s Year 6 pupils reaching National Curriculum standard.

The introduction of gifted and talented swimmers after school club has given our children the opportunity to broaden their skills and abilities. We intend to continue with these strategies.

In addition, we are currently involved in the health and exercise project with Edge Hill University which is aiming to increase children’s enjoyment and participation in exercise through a variety of interventions in school.

The sports specialists are currently providing a weekly exercise programme across key stage 2 to develop children’s general fitness and knowledge around healthy living.

2015-16 Parent / Carer Questionnaire Feedback.....

This school is exceptional. Every member of staff values, and generously cares, for each child. Each child is treated as an individual and their individual needs are supported and nurtured in an environment that inspires self confidence, determination and self esteem. Values of kindness, care and sympathy are strongly taught, both in theory and practice, this produces a happy, healthy school of which the children and staff are quite rightly proud.
This year Miss Birmingham has consistently gone above and beyond, words cannot describe the attention, care and sincere dedication she has put in to help our daughter grow in every single way. This has always been a hundred percent supported by Mrs. Hayes, Miss Robinson, Mr. Roscoe and Mrs. Butcher.
Thank you doesn't seem enough, you have worked magic and it means the world to us as a family. Our daughter absolutely loves school, and that is an absolute credit to you.