Sports Premium & School Sport
The Sport Premium grant is a government-backed funding initiative aimed at helping primary schools across England improve their physical education and sportprovisions.
The premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE, physical activity/literact, and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise.
At St George’s we use the funding to:
- To make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physucal education and sport that we offer in school and as an extra-curricular activity
- Engage pupils in regular physical and healthy activity
- Create a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils
- Increase participation in competitive sports
- Provide additional swimming for children in years 5 & 6 to ensure that as many children as possible are able to swim by the time they leave primary school
Sports Premium Funding 2020 – 21
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 professional input through buying into programmes to support staff in dance and gymnastics. We continue to invest in high quality resources, and buy into swimming lessons at a local swimming pool. We have recognised the importance of the government scheme of 60 active minutes, therefore also brought into TeachActive to support teachers in delivering active numeracy and literacy lessons. 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 2019/2020 = £19068
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, basketball and hockey. 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.
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. Clubs are run by a sports coach throughout the year. In the Autumn term we run football and basketball clubs, in the spring we held multi sports and badminton clubs. Due to lockdown, no clubs ran in the summer term. 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 and basketball. Due to lockdown, there were not competitions in the Easter and Summer terms. 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 Sports Coordinator met with the leaders once a week to plan sessions for the Fit4Life session which they ran with the support of the sports coordinator.
We have continued with our Fit4Life which is run by the Little Leaders and the Sports Lead. It 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 ‘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.
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.
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 have a high profile at St George’s and permeate many aspects of school life.
Due to the lockdown, the annual fun day for KS1, sports day for KS2 and year 6 residential trip did not happen.