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St James C of E Primary School

Welcome to our school website which I hope you will find both informative and a reflection of what is happening here at St. James School. We are a church school and our Christian values underpin a lot of our work and aspirations both for the children and the whole school community.

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PE Provision & Premium

 

At St James we recognise how important PE is to the emotional, social and physical well being of our children and we know, from our pupil survey, that pupils at St James really enjoy their PE lessons.  Through these, our children learn new sports and skills as well as developing their teamwork, determination and self belief.  Our PE takes a varied form and we provide a minimum of two hours of PE per week from Year 1 to 6. 

We cover:

  • Gymnastics, Dance, Netball, Hockey, Football, Dodgeball, Basketball, Rounders, Tennis, Tag rugby, Kwik cricket, Volleyball, Swimming, Squash and Fencing

 

 

PE Premium Funding

 

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for PE and sport for schools. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and is ring fenced to be used for sport specific areas in order to

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

At St James Primary, we currently have approximately 255 pupils on our roll.  The funding we receive for this is £14,410.

 

Our key PE and sporting aims for 2017-2018 are

  1. to engage all pupils in regular physical activity
  2. to raise the profile of PE and sport across the school
  3. to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. to broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. to increase participation in competitive sport

 

What have we done?

We have ensured that our PE provision is of high quality during the core day and after school.  We currently run football, gymnastics, dodgeball, mulitsports and fencing after school clubs and provide football squad training for Year 5 and 6.  Years 4, 5 and 6 attend swimming lessons and our local pool and we have been awarded the Sainsbury’s silver award for PE.

 

We have employed London Football Academy sports coaches to team teach alongside teachers to raise standards within PE and sport and run fun sporting activities at lunchtimes on Mondays.

The impact has been

  • To ensure all pupils receive high quality PE and sports teaching
  • To raise the quality of teaching in PE and sport.
  • To improve children’s activity levels and promote active lifestyles
  • To widen the range of sports that pupils experience.
  • To encourage children to participate in sport outside of the school day (through two after school clubs)

Monitoring

  • Learning walk feedback from PE lessons.
  • Teachers’ feedback on confidence in teaching.
  • Registers of attendance of LfA afterschool clubs.

 

We have employed Kick sports coaches to support teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons and run football training for all Year 5 and 6 pupils.

The impact has been

  • To ensure all pupils receive high quality PE and sports teaching
  • To widen the range of sports that pupils experience
  • To provide training and opportunities for competitive sport

Monitoring

  • Learning walk feedback from PE lessons
  • Teachers’ feedback on confidence in teaching

 

We have employed a Fencing coach from FightingFit for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6.

The impact has been

  • To enrich children’s experiences of range of sports.
  • To provide a link to a local sports club and to encourage children to join community clubs to take part in sport outside of the school environment.

Monitoring

  • Participation of pupils in out of school clubs

 

We have contributed towards the funding of Year 5 and 6 residential trips

The impact has been

  • To allow children to experience a range of outdoor adventurous activities and develop new skills (e.g. archery, rock climbing, sailing, caving)
  • To engage children, particularly those who are less active, to participate in sports outside of the school environment

Monitoring

  • Range of activities for pupils involved

 

We have organised A-Life fitness workshops for all pupils from Reception to Year 6 and a drugs and alcohol awareness workshop with Year 6.

The impact has been

  • To increase children’s awareness of the health benefits and enjoyment of exercise
  • To encourage children to be active outside of school
  • To learn about how drugs and alcohol can affect our health and fitness levels

Monitoring

  • Whole school participates in workshops

 

We have organised dance workshops for all pupils from Reception to Year 6

The impact has been

  • To increase children’s awareness of the health benefits and enjoyment of exercise
  • To introduce children to new ways of keeping active
  • To encourage children to be active outside of school

Monitoring

  • Whole school participates in workshops

 

We have provided supply teacher cover to release PE subject leader for management, planning and organisation of whole school PE.   This also includes time for the PE subject leader to take the school teams to events.

The impact has been

  • Moderation exercises carried out to ensure high quality planning and the delivery of lessons
  • Subject leader has also provided mentoring and coaching to less experienced teachers

 

We have provided opportunities for pupils to lead in PE (eg our Sports Crew organising playtime activities for Year 2 pupils and our Sports Ambassadors helping to run intra-school competitions).

The impact has been

  • To increase pupil’s participation in competitive sports within and outside of school.
  • To ensure all pupils receive high-quality PE and Sports teaching.

Monitoring

  • Participation in competitive sports.
  • Learning walk feedback from PE lessons.
  • Sports Crew actively running sporting activities at lunchtimes.
  • Sports Ambassadors supporting intra-school competition.

 

We have contributed to inter school competition costs (transport, etc) as we have taken part in a number of competitions including netball and athletics

The impact has been

  • To increase pupil’s participation in competitive sports within and outside of school.

Monitoring

  • Participation in competitive sports.

 

We have purchased a number of items of PE equipment (eg Quick Sticks hockey set)

The impact has been

  • To provide children with appropriate equipment to use in a wide range of sports.
  • To encourage pupil’s to be active at break and lunch times by providing a range of equipment.

Monitoring

  • Children participating in a wider range of sporting activities at break and lunch times.

 

We have purchased kit for football and other sports teams to wear when competing with other schools.

The impact has been

  • To increase pupil’s participation in competitive sports within and outside of school.
  • To raise the profile of competitive support within the school.

 

Planned spending

Item

Cost

LfA sports coaches to team teach alongside teachers to raise standards

£2,340

Kick sports coach to support teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons and run football training

£5,200

Fencing coaching for pupils in year 4, 5 and 6

£5,850

Funding of Year 5 and 6 residential trips

 £260

Swimming lessons  and half term intensive course for one pupil

£1730

Workshops for the school

£755

Residential trip contribution

£280

Supply teacher cover to release PE subject leader

£360

Competition costs

£70

PE, sports equipment

£255

 

Swimming and After School Clubs

At St James Primary, we provide our children in the older classes with the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Park Road pool.  All our Year 6s can now swim the required minimum length with the school helping one child with two half term intensive swim courses to attain this standard.

Many of our after school clubs focus on promoting fitness and a love of sport.  We run football and dodgeball clubs, alongside gymnastics and fencing.  For more information on these, please click here.

For more information, you can download our PE Premium policy here. 

For more information on PE and sports competitions, please click here