St. Mary's CE VA Primary School
Vision for PE
At St Mary’s CE VA Primary School we provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to enjoy, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
We believe that whole school engagement in a high-quality physical education curriculum will embed:
Our core values: compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, generosity, justice, perseverance, respect, service, thankfulness, trust and truthfulness.
Key learning skills: risk taking, reflection, independence, working with others, creativity & curiosity and problem solving.
We aim to ensure that all pupils:
All pupils leave KS1 with basic physical literacy skills. In KS2 all pupils develop these skills and apply them through a range of sporting opportunities. This will be achieved through:
Healthy, Active, Lifestyles
Engage all pupils in physical activity, to foster a love of PE and activity. This will be achieved through:
All pupils will have the opportunity to take part and contribute to sporting competition. This will be achieved through:
Sports Champion of the Week Award
Each week in Friday's celebration assembly, one child from each class is awarded the 'Sports Champion of the Week'
The award is given to a child who has displayed one of the sporting values, which were agreed upon by the sports captains. These sporting values include: Honesty, Respect, Commitment, Teamwork, Resilience, Perseverance, Fun, Enjoyment and Love of Sport
Inter - School Sports competitions in 2018 - 2019
|Thornbury Association School Competitions||Yate Academy Sports Partnership|
|Tag Rugby Festival (Y1 & 2)||Indoor Athletics (Y5 & 6)|
|Orienteering (Y5 & 6)||Dodgeball (Y5 & 6) Silver medalists|
|Cross Country (KS2)||South West Finals Dodgeball (Y5 & 6) Silver medalists|
|Bottoms Up Tag Rugby (Y6)||Tag Rugby (Year 6) semi- finalists|
|Tag Rugby (Y6) Winners||Quick Sticks Hockey (Y6)|
|Area Sports (Y3 - 6)||South Gloucestershire Primary Schools Cross country (Y5 & 6)|
The information below gives details of the schools PE and Sport Premium Grant and how the funding is allocated.
What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an ‘Olympic Legacy’. Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each at St. Mary’s that is around £8,800 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
In 2017 the government increased the funding by a further £8000 a year. We have successfully used the funding to siginifiacntly improve our PE at St Mary's as shown in 2017 when we were awarded the silver PE Kite Mark, a nationally recognised sports excellence award.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, and have the freedom to choose how they do this. The governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional coaching and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum and extra – curricular sports after schools clubs. Our Sports Funding allocation enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing more sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and by training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
At St Mary’s the funding is being used to deliver the following projects and initiatives.
The appointment of a qualified sports coaches from a variety of providers. This has enriched the curriculum and enabled all our children to experience and take part in opportunities promoting participation in physical education and competitive sport. The coaches work alongside the teachers delivering quality PE through differentiation, assessment and focused skill development.
Lunchtime sports clubs
Training pupils as sports leaders to organise and lead lunchtime events and inter- house competitions
Development of our sign-post initiative that supports children in finding access to local clubs and elite sport providers such as Rockhampton cricket club, Thornbury rugby club, Bristol Sport badminton and Bristol Flyers basketball.
We have links with local clubs and societies and ensure the continued promotion of activities and sports such as tag rugby, athletics, tennis, kwik cricket, swimming, football, netball.
We work with local cluster schools for inter-school matches and competitions (Yate Academy Sports, South Gloucestershire and the Thornbury Schools Sports Partnerships)