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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Sports Funding 

Sports Funding 2017

Background to Funding

St Mary’s has been 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.


Ongoing monitoring shows that up-skilling staff has proved successful, and pupil are now receiving a PE curriculum that ensures progression of skills and a range of sporting activities. As a result the impact has been:


Measurable Impacts of Sports Provision

 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.


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.


  • There are high levels of obesity at both schools
  • There are still a large number of children do not have access to out of school sports clubs

Plans for the future:

The school will now move on to focusing on ensuring that:

  • Both schools have high quality resources and facilities.
  • There is quality and range in our team sports provision.