In P.E, the children at St Edward’s develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and are physically active for sustained periods of time. They also have many opportunities to engage in competitive sports and activities and lead healthy, active lives. At St. Edward's, we ensure that our pupils become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness. The children also learn and live by the Olympic and Para-Olympic values such as respect, fairness, courage and determination whilst they engage in a range of sporting activities.
Sports Premium Funding is funding given by the Government (calculated on the number of pupils of school age 5-11 that you have on roll at the October census) that is ring fenced for the provision of PE and Sport.
The aim of Sports Premium Funding is to: 1) Improve the quality of PE teaching through CPD for staff so that all pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and access a broader range of sports. 2) Increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity. 3) Increase the quality of initial teacher training in the teaching of PE/Sport. 4) Ensure that schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and Sport, including as a tool for whole school improvement.
Sports Premium Funding 2017-18:
In the budget of April 2017, St Edward’s received £8725 of Sports Premium Funding.
We spent £1000 (11%) on the Leeds Primary School Offer, which provides training for staff, competitions for pupils in a range of sports, skills workshops, curriculum resources and membership of both the Youth Sports Trust and the Leeds Schools Sport Association.
We spent £3100 (36%) on hiring a pool and a coach for Class 3 to swim all year round. (The school paid an additional £2150 on transport to send them swimming.)
In the school year, 2017-2018, 100% of our year 3 pupils met the required standard for the end of KS2 for swimming unaided (they can swim competently using a range of strokes over at least 25 metres). 100% of these pupils passed their safe-rescue course
We spent around £2778 (32%) on the sports partnership with Boston Spa, which provides specialist coaches for a variety of sports. The remaining money (21%) was spent on PE resources/equipment, including for active playtimes and including badminton resources. We had a badminton coach for the first time, thus introducing a new sport to school for the first time; having the resource means that we can continue to include the sport in our curriculum thus sustaining this improvement.
During the school year 2017-18 we won the Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition, the Y4 local cluster tennis competition and the Y5 local cluster tennis competition; a second team placed second in the Y5 competition too. We then won the Leeds East Y4 tennis tournament, and the Leeds East Y5 tennis tournament, both teams qualifying for the Leeds City Finals. Our Y5 team finished second, qualifying for the West Yorkshire Finals. We also won the Y4/5 local skipping competition. We reached the quarter finals of the Bishop’s Cup football tournament and were runners up in the Gala football competition.
We have also competed in other football tournaments, in cross-country, netball, gymnastics, and taken part in the Leeds, “Run for Fun.”
During 2017-18, 107 pupils have represented school in sports; this was 69% of the total pupils and 97% of all KS2 pupils, both of which is an increase on the previous year.
The CPD provided to staff by sports coaches and the PE resources bought have led to sustainable improvements in PE delivery.
Sports Premium Funding 2018-19:
In the budget of April 2018, St. Edward’s received £7200 of Sports Premium Funding, with a further £10,115 being received in November 2018; this equals total funding of £17,315.
We spent £1000 (6%) on the Leeds Primary School Offer, which provides training for staff, competitions for pupils in a range of sports, skills workshops, curriculum resources and membership of both the Youth Sports Trust and the Leeds Schools Sport Association.
We spent £3600 (21%) on hiring a pool and swimming coach for Class 3 to swim all year round. (The school paid an additional £2150 on transport to send them swimming.)
We will spend some of the money on the sports partnership with Boston Spa and some on PE resources (amounts to be allocated).
During school year 2018-19 (as of October 2018) we have taken part in cross-country and football competitions, with 28 pupils representing school so far.