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PE and Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium Grant?

During his time as Prime Minister, David Cameron announced a renewed package of funding for PE and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million in each of the next two years to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. The ‘Sugar tax’ is also providing schools with additional funds to enable schools to further develop their Sports and health provision.

This funding will be ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding will be allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism.

St Oswald’s is a Good  School with Outstanding features.

We have a culture of high expectations for all pupils and this is evident throughout the school. We recognise that PE, sport and developing the whole child is the key to our success. Through sport the important qualities of resilience, communication, teamwork, and friendship are improved…..which can then be taken back to the classroom.

From an early age sport is nurtured and encouraged. Our curriculum shows regular PE lessons (2 hours a week), sport related topics annually. We hold extra-curricular days which develop children’s understanding of healthy body and mind; we have held healthy body and mind days, Pupils participate in workshops for example the “Tryathalon”

Each morning children participate in Shake and Wake in the classrooms.

We have a soft outdoor surface suitable for PE, in addition to this we have a grass play area as well as 2 further outdoor play areas.

All Junior Pupils have the Use of Ashbourne Leisure Centre on a weekly Basis.

After school sporting opportunities;

  • Multi skills club which includes participation of all (SEN/FSM/ Gender)
  • Cricket Club- A Chance to Shine Programme
  • Forest Schools

Lunchtime we employ a Play Activity Leader who leads sporting events across the playground; focusing on developing team work and team games (hockey, basketball, football, athletics……

Partnerships are strong, we are affiliated to the sports development partnership; we take part in football competitions, sports hall athletics, Mini Red Tennis competitions, Squash taster sessions

We work with the local schools annually holding a mini Olympics for the year 2 children in the summer term.

Swimming; All K S 1 and 2 children participate in swimming.

Celebrations of sporting events are through certificates, articles in the Ashbourne News Telegraph and all events are celebrated in the weekly rewards assemblies

Soccer stars coach the children in Multi Skills activities and games on a weekly basis

A Chance to Shine Cricket Programme also takes place.

Continuous Professional Development for the members of Staff

All staff had had training in the following areas;

  • Fundamentals of Sport
  • We have a trained PE lead who has undertaken a Level 5 PE qualification and is our Physical Education Subject Lead within school
  • Cricket Coaching to develop staffs knowledge of skills in cricket and how to teach cricket to children from EYFS-KS2