As a Church of England School we are guided by our Christian values in supporting the learning of all our children. Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing skill and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action and the skills of cooperation and teamwork. It promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
Aims of P.E.
Our expectations for all children at St Johns are:
- To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination
- To encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations
- To develop the way children perform skills, and apply rules and conventions, for different activities
- To show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance;
- To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise
- To develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination
- To develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities, and how to evaluate their own success.
Primary Sports Funding
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. The funding is for the period 1 September 2014 – 31 August 2016. This funding was ring fenced to be used for sport specific areas to make an impact in Physical Education and Sport in schools.
Schools were 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.
In July the Government announced that all Primary schools in England will receive a straight doubling of their current PE & Sport Premium funding grant.
This means that schools will be able to continue to deliver, improve and develop their high quality Physical Education, Physical Activity and School Sport provision.
Key Changes from September 2017
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil in Years 1-6
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil in Years 1-6
Based on these changes, funding received by St John’s First School in the academic year 2017/18 will be: £ 17,820
The revised vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is:
VISION: All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport.
We have used the document commissioned by the DfE and created by the Association of Physical Education and the Youth Sport Trust (shown below) to support us in assessing and auditing our provision of PE and identifying what to spend our PE Premium on. Please see attachment below for our full allocation for the year 2017-18, further details of the Sport Premium can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools