Sports Premium

PE and School Sport Premium Funding

At St Loys we recognise that all young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience in a broad range of sport and physical activity can build a lifetime habit of participation with numerous benefits to physical and mental well being and children’s emotional development.

We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum with access to daily and Curriculum Enrichment activities has a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.

What is the Sports Premium?

Since September 2013 the Government has provided annual funding for schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) offered. The funding is designed to develop or add to the PESSPA activities schools already offer, in addition, to building capacity and capability within the school ensuring that improvements made are a lasting legacy benefitting pupils joining in future years.

Our use of the funding to date has included:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules and materials/equipment for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils to attend after school sport clubs and residential visits

PE and Sport Premium Plan 2021/21

We expect to receive around £15,000 for the academic year 2020/21 and did not have a carry forward as a result of Covid disruptions. We intend to utilise this money to purchase additional sports equipment to enhance our provision across a broader range of activities and increase pupil participation in inter-school sporting competitions. In addition to this we plan to update our PE planning scheme in order to offer a more robust teaching of curriculum skills and development as a whole school approach.

You can view the full Sports Premium Funding Plan for 2020/21 by clicking here 2020_21 SSP Funding Plan

Swimming lessons:

Our Year 6 children were not able to swim beyond March of this year due to Covid restrictions, however, data has been derived from the end of their Year 5 swimming lessons as follows:

100% of our current Year 6 pupils could swim over a distance of 25 metres competently. See the full data by following the link above.

PE and Sport Premium Plan 2019/20

We expect to receive £16,000 for the academic year (2019/20). We can utilise this money for developing the range of extra-curricular sports clubs and professional coaching we offer, to purchase sports equipment and to incentivise pupil participation in competitive games and daily initiatives.

We aim to provide a broader range of extra-curricular sporting clubs and coaching and to continue to develop staff CPD opportunities by working alongside our Chenderit School Sports partners. In addition to this, we plan to initiate opportunities for more daily activities and regular ‘healthy week’ initiatives.

You can view the 2019/20 full Sports Premium plan here.

We will also endeavour to carry forward any monies not utilised because of Coronavirus to assess children’s emotional and mental well-being, and plan to utilise funding to respond to identified need, eg. yoga/mindfulness activities or clubs.

Key achievements to date 2018/19 Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need
New playground equipment/resources purchased (school council) in support of active playtime and lunch breaks.
Continued links with Chenderit Sports Lead Teacher who delivered sessions for UKS1 and KS2 covering Cricket and sports games skills.
Teaching Sports skills training CPD for teachers and support staff.
Participation and achievement at Cluster Sports events.
Secret Garden run Yoga lunchtime club.
CPD opportunities for all staff with particular focus for enhancing Support Staff skills and confidence in supporting PE lessons.
Development of whole school ‘healthy living’ initiatives and dai
PE lesson visits to evidence impact and assess future need.
Evaluate gaps in resourcing eg. athletics equipment for use indoors; gymnastics equipment.
Assess mental & health wellbeing needs to inform provision of extra-curricular clubs/lunchtime clubs eg. mindfulness, yoga.

Swimming lessons:

In 2018/2019, 93% of Year 6 children could swim at least 25 metres.

In March 2020, our Year 6 children completed their swimming lessons successfully with 75% able to swim at least 25 metres. 100% of Year 6 children could perform self rescue.

PE and Sport Premium Plan 2018/19

Total expected to receive into school 2018/19: £16,000.00                                          

Objective Action Deliver Cost Desired Impact
To maintain an increased participation in after school sport clubs in school and at Chenderit. Provide funding for Sports leader- organising after school sport at the secondary school and in-house training for staff to continue to improve standard of PE provision at St Loys.
To provide mini bus transfer from school to Chenderit for afterschool sporting events
Tamsyn Knight( PE teacher at Chenderit School £995 For 70% of children to continue to take part in after school sports clubs at school due to greater affordability and range.
To provide a gymnastics/ yoga and dance club after school ensuring increased participation in sports clubs by pupils at school Employ trained coaches to provide quality participation in a variety of sports. Secret Garden Gym club provider £3500 For 70% of children to continue to take part in after school sports clubs at school due to greater affordability and range.
To provide greater opportunities for active play during breaks. Continue to employ a lunch time play coordinator to develop the role of young sports leaders who will teach and encourage participation in lunch time play/ sport style activities.

Provide relevant equipment necessary to improve activities offered.
Lunch time super visor £3000

All children are participating in aerobic activities every day.
To replace Morning wrap around care club with a sports club to improve access/ opportunities for active participation/ sports access Employ Pacesetters to run Morning Club, providing an alternative sporting activity every morning Pacesetters £8,000 100% increase in sporting activity for children attending morning club. All pupils attending Morning club participate in 30 minutes of sporting activity per day.