Sports Premium & School Sport
Sports Premium 2018/2019
The Government introduced funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a ‘Sport Premium’, the Government is providing £320 million during 2018/2019 to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.
This funding can only be spent on Sport and PE provision and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support.
For 2018/2019, the amount of funding received was £17650.
We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities.
We continue to invest in high quality resources, and buy into swimming lessons at a local swimming pool. We have spent considerably above our Sports Premium Allocation and have invested highly in quality PE and Sport over many years as we know the importance of physical activity on children’s’ health and wellbeing. Total spent on PE for 2018/19 = £23457
All children in years 4, 5 and 6 attend swimming lessons. Year 6 attend 7 weeks in Autumn 1 with Year 5 also attending 7 weeks in Autumn 2. Year 4 attend swimming lessons in the spring term and the summer term.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all our children. We are committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well planned PE covering all areas of the National Curriculum.
At St George’s we teach all the areas of games;
In Early Years they are taught basic multi skills – throwing, catching, balance and different ways of moving.
In KS1 and KS2 the autumn term is based on invasions games; football and basketball. In the spring term children learn dance and gymnastics and finally in the summer term net and wall games are covered by tennis and field games are covered by cricket.
The PE coordinator has held INSET sessions for teachers to improve their competency in teaching a wide range of sports to their class. We also invested in iMoves PE Package to help teachers plan and deliver dance and gymnastics sessions as this was an area that they identified as being less confident in.
A variety of sporting equipment is available every lunch time to engage the children in a range of sports, including football, basketball, table tennis and four square. Each year group has a set day to be involved in a sports specific session in the sports cage. This reinforces and supports key behaviour skills and attitudes, as well as giving children a healthy sporting experience.
At St George’s we have always been keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year. Clubs are run by the Sports Leader and sports coach throughout the year. In the autumn term they run football and basketball clubs, in the spring they hold football and gymnastics club and in the summer is football and summer sports. Children learn the key rules and how to play the sports.
We listen to the children as to what provision they would like to have included.
Competition and Participation
St George’s have continued to be members of the Association for Lewisham School Sports (ALPS) which has allowed children from the school to participate in many competitive team tournaments in a wide range of sports including athletics, hockey, football, basketball, netball, gymnastics and tennis. All children have enjoyed the competitive element to participating in sports and it has taught them about working as a team and sportsmanship.
The school has also provided training for ‘Little Leaders’ – children whose leadership skills are developed to help organise and run sporting activities for younger children. The Little Leaders support the running of Fit for Life club weekly.
We have continued with our Fit for Life which is run by the Sports Leader and is aimed at children who are disengaged in sports or who do not have the opportunity to take part in sporting activities as much as they would like to. It is a national scheme and is aimed at children in years 3 and 4. During the sessions children get to take part in a variety of fun multi skills activities. They children get to attend a ‘Fit for Life festival each term, where they meet children in the same club form other schools and celebrate sports by taking part in a variety of games and discuss a healthy life style.
In the summer we had our annual EYFS/KS1 fun day which the children enjoyed. We went to Dulwich College Sports Club for a KS2 sports day where the children took part in a variety of running, jumping and throwing activities.
We continued with our Intra School competitions (Level 1), where all children had the opportunity to represent their house and play against their peers in house sports including; hockey, basketball, football, dance, gymnastics, tennis and athletics.
We try to ensure that we cater for all our children’s needs and we regularly monitor participation and check uptake against gender, ethnicity and Free School Meals.
We have continued to recognise the importance of club links so children can experience professional coaching within sports and then have links to their club. We signed up to the Sonic Crickets who came in to deliver coaching and then ran an inter competition against other schools. We also had Hockey Panthers come in to deliver hockey sessions to all children in KS2. Paul Dyer (a sports coach from Conisborough) came in to teach year 3 children table tennis. We continued our link with a local tennis club, where 3 children took part in the summer camp there.
The Wider Curriculum
During our residential visit to PGL – Windmill Hill, children were given the opportunity to participate in many outdoor adventurous activities, which may include, wall climbing, high ropes course, problem solving team games and orienteering.
We have taken children from KS2 as spectators to a variety of weekend sporting events that they would not normally have access to such as Basketball/Tennis Tournaments and the Women’s FA Cup Final which has encouraged them to become more involved and active in sporting activities at school.
Mile A Day
Each child is still running a mile a day. This has continued to be a key part of the children’s day.
PE and sport has a high profile at St George’s and permeate many aspects of school life. In May 2019 10 children from year 5 and 6 represented the school in the Vitality Westminster Run.
Kite Mark Award
We are extremely pleased to say that we achieved the Gold Kite mark award from School games for Sport and P.E in the 2018/2019 year.