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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Sports Funding 

Sports Funding Summary

Background to Funding

St Mary’s is using the new primary sports funding to improve the provision for sports, hiring qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE and increasing pupils’ participation in a wide variety of sports.

Overall Objective:

To ensure that provision for PE and sport is of a high quality and that PE premium is used to ensure a legacy after 2015.

  • To Increase Participation in Sports and PE and Develop Healthy Life Styles by:  
  • Developing confidence in staff with the teaching of PE across the school.
  • Developing a curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils and ensures progression of skills.
  • Promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle to all pupils.
  • Increase the range of sporting and PE opportunities on offer for all year groups.

Measurable Impacts of Sports Provision

The measurable impact of this provision includes:

  • That pupils are participating in a wider variety of sports such as dance and tag rugby;
  • The PE curriculum is now much more inclusive due to the range of sports pupils are participating in;
  • Staff have developed more confidence in the teaching and assessing of PE, with evidence of pupils making progress as a result;
  • Teachers are gaining a better subject knowledge of PE;
  • Teachers have access to more resources when teaching PE;
  • Evidence of progression in all areas of PE Curriculum (dance, gymnastics, athletics, invasion games) throughout the school;
  • Teachers confidently recording the levels of attainment of all pupils in all areas of the PE Curriculum;
  • An improvement and development in pupil’s teamwork, leadership and communication skills through PE;
  • Pupils are more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle;
  • More pupils attending a variety of sporting clubs offered after school, thus improving and developing their skills and knowledge;
  • To increase in access to specialist sports tuition for children from at-risk groups who may not have the opportunity outside school;  Raise prestige of sporting achievement to encourage further participation;
  • Identification of children with specific emotional needs and careful tailoring of lessons to accommodate their learning.


Current practice and strengths:

  • Good provision of clubs and after school activities for children, especially given our limited facilities
  • Curriculum provision is good. Children are taught a range of sports across the key areas of PE by qualified sports coaches and teachers
  • Swimming is offered to all children in years 3, 4, 5
  • We have good links with our local secondary schools and are able to use their facilities where possible.
  • We promote competitive sport outside of school and take part in as many inter school competitions.
  • Children with SEN are included in all provision and their needs are met.

Regular Evaluation / Measurement of Sports Provision

The above impacts are measured through regular questioning and feedback of staff and pupils; observation and assessment sheets; and attendance / feedback data taken from sports clubs.