PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At SS Simon and Jude we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. 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. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For the year 2017/2018 we were allocated £19,560 to spend on improving our PE provision. Once funding for the current year has been confirmed we will publish the planned spend.

Planned Spend for Sports Premium 2017/2018

  • embed and implement the new PE scheme throughout the whole school, based on the new national curriculum guidelines
  • hire specialist PE coaches to teach the new PE scheme, alongside our staff, as a valuable staff training programme
  • teach children all the essential skills they need to be able to take part in competitive sports and games in each area of the PE curriculum
  • train teaching staff to develop their confidence and knowledge in teaching
  • build on the wide range of existing after schools we currently run by introducing new after school clubs. This will provide the children with even more opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports and activities such as tri-golf, self-defence and street dance
  • replenish, update and add new resources and equipment ensuring high quality PE lessons are sustained. New equipment will also enable even more sports and activities to be delivered
  • provide the children with opportunities to participate in internal and external sports competitions to increase participation in competitive sport
  • raise the profile of PE by inviting different sporting companies into school for themed days and links to IPC topics
  • hold sports days across school to allow children to experience competitive sport and increase participation

Year 6 Swimming Competency

Our year 6 pupils attend swimming lessons in June – once we have the results of the current school year we will publish the results.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety 2017/18 results:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations