At St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding until 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
‘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’ (DFE June 2013). At St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. Please see the document below which details how we have spent our funding and the impact that this will have on our school in the future.
Our school funding for this year is: £8885.00
We are working to ensure this funding is spent on improving the provision of PE and sport. In 2015/2016 we used the money in the following way:
- Hiring specialists PE teachers/qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers;
- Supporting and engaging children throughout new or additional activities;
- Professional development opportunities for teachers;
- Running sports competitions without our newly formed local league or increasing pupils; participation in the school games;
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs;
- Additional swimming for those not reaching level 4 in Year 5.
We have also had training for all teachers on the new PE curriculum.
In 2016/2017 we are continuing with all of the above. See below for further information on successfully achieving much more participation in sport competitions and providing children with opportunities to compete against other children from different schools to increase their development.
Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn about the importance of key values such as: honesty,
respect for themselves and others, and
adherence to rules.
It also provides a forum for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. These learning aspects highlight the impact of physical education and sport on a child’s social and moral development in addition to physical skills and abilities.
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