Sports Premium Funding 2016/2017
A Sports Premium grant is awarded annually to schools to fund improvements in the provision of PE and sport so that all pupils develop a healthy lifestyle.
In 2016/2017 St Elizabeth’s has been allocated £9,100 Sports Premium Funding. St Elizabeth’s has 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 and also plans, supports and monitors the class teacher led sessions to ensure quality and progression throughout the school.
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 in 2016/2017 we will continue to increase the number of ‘B’ team ‘friendly’ matches.
Pupil involvement in sports leadership and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is given high profile at St Elizabeth’s. In 2015/2016 a pupil Sports Committee was set up to promote participation in sports throughout the school and this will continue in 2016/2017. 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 also co-ordinates parental involvement in sports teams.
In September 2016 work on our new sports pitch was completed and this will enable our classes to have PE lessons outside in all weathers, increasing the range of sports available to all children in school to include: football, netball, tag rugby, hockey and basketball. In addition to class teaching, in 2016/2017 we will also use this new resource to hold lunchtime sports clubs run by the specialist PE teacher and increase our before and after school sports provision. The Pupil Sports Committee was integral in the success of the bid for the funding of the new sports pitch.
Click here to read the PE Plan 2016/2017.
Impact of Sports Premium 2015/2016
In 2015/2016 St Elizabeth’s used the Sports Premium Grant to fund a specialist PE teacher. The impact of this funding has had enormous benefits on pupils at St Elizabeth’s. The quality of PE teaching has improved, the range of sporting opportunity has increased, the participation and success of our pupils in competitive events has increased and the involvement of pupils in sports leadership has developed. Our great improvements in PE were recognised in July 2016 when St Elizabeth’s gained the Gold Sports Mark Award.
Click here to read an Evaluation of the PE Plan 2015/2016.