School Sports Premium Funding

St Helens Primary School PE & Sport Premium
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million pounds for Physical Education (PE) and Sport often referred to as a Sport Premium.  This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.  For the Academic Year 2020/21 the funding has increased to £16920.

Current Provision
We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at St Helens and of the extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our pupils.  Sporting Clubs include: Dance, Football, Cricket, Gymnastics, Multi-skills and Netball.

We also run a Sports Leaders programme for our Year 5/6 pupils who assist in the delivery of clubs and, in particular, our annual Summer Sports Day.

Intra-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calendar including football, netball, country dancing and Kwik Cricket and festivals to ensure that all pupils in KS2 have an opportunity to compete at an appropriate level.  We hold a house based Sports Day in the summer term.  This year we are looking to increase the variety of different physical activities on offer to all our pupils.

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2020/21    Total £16920

Key Objectives and Anticipated Benefits

  • To continue to provide greater extra-curricular sporting opportunities for all pupils – £1200

A wider variety of coaches will be acquired to inspire our pupils to undertake after-school sport; more pupils will participate in competitive and non-competitive physical activity.

  • To further improve the teaching of physical education and the learning experience for all pupils by employing experts in the subject – £5000

We employ specialist PE teachers to increase opportunities for our pupils to undertake PE to ensure all pupils are engaged in positive experiences of physical activity.  The aim is to improve the quality of teaching in order to make lessons more inclusive and to increase pupil progress.

  • To improve the provision for PE by updating PE equipment – £1500

We will replace and enhance our PE equipment available to our pupils so that they can access different sports and activities in order to improve specific skills in a range of sporting activities.
The funding will provide additional playground equipment to try and ensure that every pupil can have a happy and physically active break and lunchtime.  This equipment will be purchased with the support of the School Council.
Pupils will be enthused and motivated to participate in PE and sport as a result of the new and suitable equipment that has, and will be, purchased.

  • To develop sporting opportunities for pupils with SEND and for those pupils who are disengaged with PE and Sport – £500

This will enable all pupils to fully benefit from this funding, therefore leading to active and healthy lifestyles.  We will create multi sports clubs in alternative sports in a fun and safe environment.  We will develop Sports Leaders to assist pupils who are disengaged from PE and sport during lunchtimes.

  • To provide opportunities for our Gifted and Talented pupils to progress – £200

The school will sign up to the Baylink Cluster Gifted and Talented programme with the PE Lead inviting pupils to sessions to work with like-minded pupils across the local area.

  • To continue the professional development for all staff – £1500

We will further improve the teaching and learning in PE and ensure it is effective across the school by access to training courses as required.
We will increase the number of minibus drivers in order that we can attend more events.

  • Swimming – £2700

The life skills of water safety and swimming are vital for our pupils, living so close to open water, to have before leaving primary school.  All Y3/4 pupils attend a 10 week swimming and water safety course.

  • Edumove – £1000

Edumove is a revolutionary and educational social enterprise approach, which uses physically active games to deliver academic objectives whilst promoting health via increased physical activity.
Staff will partake in CPD training on how physical activity can be incorporated into lessons to ensure all pupils are more physically active.

  • Kit – £1000

A barrier to participation within the school is the lack of suitable sports footwear for pupils.  The school will purchase trainers in a variety of sizes, which will be loaned out to pupils for PE activities, clubs and festivals at the discretion of staff.

  • Technology – £750

New technologies can help to engage all pupils and enhance PE and physical activity.  This will enable visual feedback to help reinforce learning during PE.

  • Transport – £1370

This is a contribution to the cost of transporting pupils to and from events, competitions and festivals to help widen their aspirations and experiences in physical activity and sport.

October 2017