PE is Powerful Education at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We follow a Head, Heart, Hands Curriculum at St Joseph’s which not only enables out children to develop fundamental motor skills but it also encourages the development of a health mind, body and spirit. This equips our children for life-long skills to participant in sport and physical activity in school and beyond. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum plus extra-curricular opportunities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our students.
We are dedicated to delivering 2 hours of high-quality physical education lessons a week. Our PE curriculum is balanced, varied and embedded in ensuring children develop fundamental motor skills.
This process begins in the Early Years were children are introduced to key skills such as; running, jumping, co-ordination, balance, agility, throwing and catching. These are acquired through discrete Physical Development lessons such as Smart Moves, Mini Yoga and Bike Balancability and through embedded activities in their indoor and outdoor classroom environment.
As the children progress throughout the school these core skills are then built upon and transferable skills are developed through traditional sports (see our long term plan, KS1 skills progression and KS2 Skills progression for more info). This enables pupils to develop the skills necessary for competitive sport and ensures pupils are ‘high school ready’ by the end of Year 6. More unusual sports are delivered to our pupils by our Sports Crew and Albion Ambassadors, our young leaders, who deliver in school competitions to all pupils. It aims to introduce a variety of fun and engaging activities which inspire the children to lead active lifestyles beyond school. It also encourages our Keystage 2 pupils to develop valuable lifelong coaching and leadership skills.
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for Physical Education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
As of 2017-18, the sport Premium has doubled and Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
Schools can use funding to:
hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
run sport competitions
increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
run sports activities with other schools
Schools should not use their funding to:
employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
How will St Joseph’s account for this funding?
We will publish a statement of income, spend, impact and sustainability annually. The use of the premium will be managed by PE Co-ordinators, the finance administrator and overseen by the Headteacher. This information will also be shared with school governors and parents. Take a look at our PE and Sport Premium Documents to see how we have utilised the premium so far to vastly improve PE and Sport at St Joseph’s.