Pupil participation in sports, physical activity and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle are of great importance to us at St Elizabeth’s. We are delighted that we have earned the Sports Mark Gold Award for the third year running in July 2018 and we aim to maintain and improve our sports provision each year.
The Sports Premium grant is extra funding that is given to schools annually to fund improvements in the provision of PE and sport so that all pupils develop a healthy lifestyle.
In 2018/19 St Elizabeth’s has been allocated £18,690 Sports Premium Funding. St Elizabeth’s decided to use this grant to continue to employ a specialist PE teacher to work directly with staff and pupils to raise attainment and levels of progress in PE. The specialist PE teacher teaches every class in the school, as well as plans, supports and monitors the class teacher led sessions to ensure quality and progression throughout the school, and organises staff INSET.
The specialist PE teacher also organises pupil participation in the Richmond Schools Sports Partnership competitions and leagues, in addition to our own school sports events and inter-house competitions. Our aim is that every child in Key Stage 2 should experience taking part in a sports competition each year and we are continuing to increase our participation in a wider range of competitions and tournaments throughout the school.
Pupil involvement in sports leadership and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is given high profile at St Elizabeth’s. We have a pupil-led Sports Committee which promotes participation in sports throughout the school. Our older children are also trained to act as Play Leaders for younger children at playtime. The specialist PE teacher facilitates the Sports Committee and the Play Leaders and also co-ordinates parental involvement in sports teams.
In addition to the PE specialist teacher, St Elizabeth’s also employs a Teaching Assistant who assists in the organisation and delivery of sports clubs and participation in tournaments.
Our astro-turf sports pitch enables all our classes to have PE lessons outside in all weathers. This has increased the range of sports available to all children in school to include: football, netball, tag rugby, hockey, basketball, tennis and dodgeball, all of which children participate in at a competitive level. Our hockey team is a particular strength of the school and in June 2018 our team competed in the London Youth Games.
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Impact of Sports Premium 2017/18
In 2017/2018 St Elizabeth’s was allocated £18,400 Sports Premium Funding.
This funding was used to increase pupils’ participation in external sporting events and to purchase new resources to increase our PE and sports provision.
We measure the impact of the Sports Premium in terms of the feedback we receive from children, staff and parents about the level of engagement of participants in sport. We also measure impact by the number of children who have participated in sports events and competitions outside of school.
- In 2017/18 we offered 13 sports clubs before and after school. The weekly participation in these clubs was 241 places.
- Our pupils participated in 23 external tournaments for: hockey, swimming, netball, football, dodgeball, athletics and multi-skills.
- Throughout the year our pupils participated in the borough netball, football and tag rugby leagues.
- All pupils participated in inter-house netball and football tournaments and sports days as well as the ‘Daily Mile’.
As a school, we are very proud to have earned the Sports Mark Gold Award for the third year running in July 2018 and we believe that this reflects our commitment to sports and PE for all pupils. We are aiming to achieve our fourth Gold Award in 2019.
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