PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At St James we believe that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that more children are becoming more active and engaged in sports. We strongly feel that a fun, varied and competitive PE curriculum and extra-curricular sporting activities have a positive influence on all children and provides a great baseline for an active and healthy future.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

For the year 2018/2019 we have been allocated £17,720.00 to spend on improving our PE provision at St James.

Sports Premium Report

The report below shows how we are allocated Sports Premium funding at St James CE Primary School and how we spend this funding for the benefit of our children.

Planned Spend for Sports Premium 2018-2019

  • Hire quality sports coaches to work with Teachers – Manchester City x1 day per week
  • Participate in Sainsburrys School Games competitions
  • Host School Games competitions where possible
  • Quality CPD opportunities for staff
  • Introduce new sports and activities in lunch time and after school clubs
  • Alternative sports x2 after school sessions per week
  • Increase the number of pupils participating in after school clubs and change 4 life clubs
  • Support transport costs for School Games competitions
  • Support Outdoor Adventure Sports with supported funding for Robin Wood Trip

Swim Levels

Pupils at St James CE Primary School have block swimming lessons in the summer term for Year 6 pupils. Once the pupils have completed their swimming block in the Summer term 2, Swim levels will be published on the school website.

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?60%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?60%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?100%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?No