Sports Premium 2021-2022
Following on from the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Corpus Christi Primary School endeavours to create inspired and enthusiastic pupils through our Physical Education and School Sports offerings. The required number of Physical Education hours per week is consistently carried out across the school, with additional sessions taking place where opportunity arises.
As the school is a feeder school of Newman RC College and in a cluster with other Catholic primary schools in the local area, we have taken part in many competitions throughout the year, with much success and with children ranging from Year Three to Year Six. The competitions include boys’ football, girls and boys sports hall athletics festivals for years 3, 4, 5 and 6, and cross country
To cater for these competitions, the children’s interests and their health needs, there are a wide range of PE extra-curricular clubs put on across the course of a year. These include: Multi sports, Netball, Hockey and Football.
Sports festivals organised in conjunction with Newman RC College and the Catholic school cluster have provided opportunity for competition and participation for children across a range of sports.
We have also organised and played Inter-school friendly boys and girls football matches with a number of local schools.
As in previous years, there were many Play Leaders trained and put into practice. These children were taken from Year Six, trained and were able to take responsibility for the planning, resourcing and organising of both competitive games and skills based activities with groups of children at lunchtimes.
PE and School Sport Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Some evidence of ways the money is being spent throughout the school:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE: Oldham Sports Development are specialist sports coaches delivering a range of sports through school including multi skills (KS1), football (KS1/KS2 and invasion games (KS1/KS2)
- Additional sports resources for the Foundation Stage: Due to a lack of quality sports resources for the foundation stage, a range of equipment was purchased to enhance fitness and fine motor skills (including throwing and catching).
The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive the funding.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Corpus Christi Primary School.Allocation
For the academic year Sept 2021 – August 2022 (based on 338 primary aged pupils) we will receive an amount of £18,620.
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
We will be undertaking a PE and School Sport audit and developing our Sports Premium plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school.
- All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- Children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
- Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
- Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints.
- We make use of collaborative and partnership working
Impact of the Sports Premium
We evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including 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 different 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. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
For more general information regarding PE and Sports Premium funding for primary schools, you can read more here on the government website.