PE & Sports Premium
Our school community is inspired by the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13) where we are encouraged to think about and understand that the smallest things have the greatest potential when they are provided with the best environment for growth. This is exactly what we all strive for at St James’; a learning environment where all our children can flourish and grow in their own unique way.
St James’ Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St James’, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE at St James’ Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
- The long-term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met and we use the guidance from ‘the Enfield PE Team’.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities. As well as sporting activities during breaks and lunchtimes.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area through Enfield PE team. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Children in Year 4 swim once a week for during spring term 2 and in the summer term.
- We launched the “Daily Mile”, last year (2020) to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day. This is used within the outdoor PE session and children are encourage to use this skill during their breaks and lunchtimes.
- We have a dedicated sports TA, who leads and develops Gross motor Skills (GMS) and Fine motor Skills (FMS) to develop the children in EYFS and Key stage 1 to ensure they are developing the core skills and strength needed to become active and healthy.
We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
The PE and Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the physical education, physical activity and sport that they offer their pupils. At St James’ CE Primary School we recognise and value the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all of our children. We provide an inclusive and progressive PE curriculum throughout the school and offer a range of opportunities for children of all ages.
Our PE and Sports Premium will enable us to continue and extend our provision in line with The Department for Education’s vision. The money received must be spent by schools making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of health active lifestyles.
The Department for Education Vision: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools against 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
The PE and Sport Premium money is to be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils. At St James’, we are funding the following:
- Supporting regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages
- Entering children into different leagues and competitions organised by the Enfield PE Team.
- Procuring quality assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport through the Enfield School Sports Partnership.
- Specialist gymnastic teaching.
- Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and Sport.
- Purchasing further resources.
- Additional after school sports clubs.
- Increasing pupil participation in inter and intra school competitions.
- Training Year 5 & 6 Young Sports Leaders through our partnership with the Enfield PE Team.
- Lunch time play leaders to run games and activities
- Implementing activities to supplement the PE and sport already established in school.