Sports Premium Funding
Following the success of the Olympics in London 2012, the government announced new funding of £150 million which will be provided towards improving the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in Primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary schools to spend on enhancing PE and sport within their schools.
For 2016-2017, St Joseph's received £9,115 in 2 instalments.
As a school, we decide to spend a large portion of the funds on improving the quality of curriculum PE. We have employed a specialist PE teacher who delivers 2 1/2 hours of PE each week to YR - Y6. This change has brought about a whole school engagement and enjoyment of PE & sport it has allowed:
- An increase importance of physical activity and its benefits.
- Expert sports coaching in a range of different sports, which has had a positive impact on the school’s recent performance results;
- Lunchtime & curriculum sporting tournaments to give all children the opportunity of participating in competitions;
- Increased pupil awareness of the importance of sport & physical activity in achieving a healthy lifestyle.
We have also been able to use the funding to continue to invest in sports equipment for the whole school. We also continue to be a member of the Kingston School Sports Partnership.
Annually we review how the sports premium is being spent and what areas of PE and school sport need improving. We run an inclusive health check using the Sainsburys school games criteria at the start of every school year. This health check allows for the sustainable spending of the allocated funding across different areas of PE & school sport.
To find out more and how we spend the funding please see our action plan & impacts below.