PE and Sports Premium
Statement for PE, Sport, Healthy Lifestyles and Attainment
The Sports Premium Fund and the London Olympic Games legacy, led to the first Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust's Olympic Sports week and marked the start of this journey towards greater health and happiness. The whole week was planned for at a BKCAT PE Leaders’ meeting, where all ten Primary schools within our trust completed an exciting week of activities for all children. These activities included our own trust Olympic torch that travelled between each school. We provided an opportunity for all children to witness the ‘real’ Olympic torch travel through Wakefield. All schools competed in a variety of sporting events including; a mini Olympics tournament at Thornes Park, a football tournament and school sports day for pupils. This signified our intent and commitment to PE, sport and healthy lifestyles.
What is Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium Funding?
The government currently provides additional funding to Primary Schools in order to improve provision of physical education and sport. Each school receives £8000 plus an extra £5 per child from Year 1-6. The PE and Sport Premium funding has been allocated by the Government until 2020.
The Government’s commitment to every Primary School providing specific funding to develop Physical Education and competitive sport to promote healthy lifestyles and wellbeing assists us in our work to create opportunities and awareness for healthy living.
As a result of this additional funding, we have been able to buy specialist teachers to deliver high quality PE and Sport, while at the same time providing bespoke CPD for our teaching and teaching support staff and providing a support network for staff and opportunities for pupils to compete in a variety of sporting events. Our specialist PE teacher’s work alongside class teachers in lessons to create a rich dialogue, a variety of engaging activities set at the appropriate level and measure pupil progress. After school clubs and activities offered provide additional opportunities for pupils to participate in sport/wellbeing activities.
The structure adopted for developing PE and sporting clubs means our children are gaining new skills and experiences and teachers are learning new techniques and knowledge to aid their professional development in teaching sport and PE. We want our children to develop a secure understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle through active participation in Sport and PE.
The school learning mentor has led yoga sessions for pupils in school, to help improve relaxation and assist concentration techniques, while reducing stress and anxiety levels. In addition we are aiming to develop through the BKCAT some wellbeing sessions for staff leading into developing health and awareness sessions for staff. Consequently, the specialist coaches we work with in school have left the staff feeling confident to delivery their own high quality lessons this year. The participation levels are the high and our pupil’s enjoyment has improved.
We aim for:
- Children to have life-long love of PE, Sport and Physical Activity and understanding of a Healthy Lifestyle.
- Development of staff confidence and ability to deliver higher quality PE lessons, improving the learning and participation of ALL pupils.
- Creating further opportunities for more pupils to participate in Sports at after school clubs.
- Increased participation in competitive sports amongst our pupils/Trust.
- Development of pupil confidence and self-belief in their sporting ability.
- Creating links with local schools giving opportunities to socialise and compete with other children outside of their school.
- An improvement in the provision and resourcing of PE Equipment to enable staff to deliver higher quality PE.
Pupil questionnaires highlighted that in 2016;
All children at St. Austin’s reported that they enjoy PE.
Pupils asked for a football, dance and netball after school club.
Pupil quote - “I enjoy PE, I like working hard and working with others.”
Recent Sporting Achievements include:
2016: Wakefield Skipping Festival (Third Place)
2016: Catholic Partnership Football Tournament (Quarter Finals)
2017: Wakefield Skipping Festival Year 2 (Winners)
2017: Wakefield Skipping Festival Year 4 (TBC)