Sports Premium & School Sport
Sports Premium 2017/2018
The Government introduced funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a ‘Sport Premium’, the Government is providing £320 million during 2017/2018 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 2017/2018, the amount of funding received was £17730 to support effective PE and Sport at St George’s.
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.
At St George’s we use our funding to enhance PE and Sport via a professional company, Kinetic Coaching, delivering National Curriculum Physical Education teaching through the provision of well-trained sports coaches. 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 2017/18 = £21941
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.
Kinetic coaching continued to deliver 1 PE session a week, to Years 2-6, in the Autumn term with teachers teaching the second lesson of the week. In the Spring and Summer terms, teachers provided both lessons of high quality P.E.
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. We have a coach from
At St George’s we have always been keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year. A sports coach throughout the year runs the clubs. In the autumn term, they run football and basketball clubs, in the spring they hold basketball and gymnastics clubs and in the summer, it is football and summer sports. Children learn the key rules of the game 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 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. They Little Leaders helped to organise 3 events in the summer term; Reception multi skills day, Year1/2 football tournament and the EYFS/KS1 fun day. Each child was responsible for an activity and they were in charge to set it up, organise the children and score the activity.
The school now have a boy and a girl’s football team who train regularly and play in competitive matches against local schools.
We have continued with our Change for Life Club which is run by a professional sports coach 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 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 ‘Change 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 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.
Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as ‘Sports Week’ where children participate in a wide range of activities held through lunchtimes and PE lessons.
The Wider Curriculum
During our residential visits to Arethusa, children are given the opportunity to participate in many outdoor adventurous activities, which may include, wall climbing, high ropes course, problem solving team games and orienteering.
Mile A Day
Each child is still running a mile a day. This has become 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 2018 8 children from year 6 represented the school in the Vitality Westminster Run.