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PE & Sport Premium

The Government is spending over £320 million  this academic year to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

At St James we have always believed that sport and PE are extremely important to the physical health and emotional wellbeing of our children and physical activity and sport have become even more important in the wake of the pandemic. We are dedicated to raising standards in PE and ensuring that greater numbers of our 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 June 2021, the Department for Education confirmed that the primary PE and Sports Premium would be continuing into the 2021/22 academic year. 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 2021/2022 we have been allocated  £19,350.00.

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 2021 -22
• Introduce new sports and activities in lunch time and after school clubs.
• Alternative sports after school sessions weekly.
• Increase the number of pupils participating in after school clubs and ensure all
pupils are given the opportunity to participate.
• Increase SEND pupil participation in school sports and after school clubs.
• Hire quality sports coaches to work with Teachers based on pupil voice – Cheer Leading, Dance,
Football, Cricket etc.
• Participate in inter-school games and competitions.
• Host inter-school games and competitions where possible.
• Quality CPD opportunities for staff – including on new scheme of work.
• Support transport costs for inter-school games and competitions.
• Support Outdoor Adventure Sports with supported funding for activities such as
Ranger Dan and Army Fitness.
• Invest in a new scheme of work for PE to ensure a clear, progressive curriculum is in
place which allows all pupils to develop skills and confidence.
• Purchase resources to allow for effective delivery of the new PE scheme of work.
• Support swimming above and beyond the sessions already provided as part of the curriculum.

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.

This year, the swimming dates for Year 6 are:

Year 6L – 13th – 17th June

Year 6D – 20th – 24th June

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?70%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?75%
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