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 Our Mission Statement

 At St Augustine’s, it is our mission to ensure all pupils leaving our school will be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle. These skills, combined with a positive attitude towards PE and sport encourages lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

 Introduction

At St Augustine’s, we work hard to provide our children with a range of opportunities to take part in sporting activities, both in and out of school.

These sporting opportunities are delivered through a high-quality physical education curriculum, which inspires the children to do their best and have fun. We believe that these opportunities allow children to develop their knowledge of a range of sports, improve their communication, build their teamwork skills and build self-esteem.

We work hard to allow children opportunities to compete against each other in a safe and supportive environment but also to compete against themselves. These opportunities give the children the opportunity to see real improvement in their performance and skills.

The timetable

Government guidance suggests that all primary school children are provided with 2 hours of physical education opportunities each week. Following this guidance we provide Year 1- 6 with 1 hour of PE with external coaches and 1 hour of PE with their class teacher.

The PE curriculum is carefully planned and monitored in line with government recommendations which can be found by clicking on the document link below:

Physical Education Primary National Curriculum

Sports Clubs

With the help of our team of Sports Stars (4 children in Year 6) we are able to provide sports clubs and activities which are chosen by our children. Our Sports Stars take to the playground every half term armed with clipboards and questionnaires to provide a Pupil Voice about PE and after school clubs.

In the table below you can see how many children participated in our after school clubs during the 2017/2018 school year:

Term

Number of Children

Autumn

59 (36% of school)

Spring 1

85 (42%)

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

 

Summer 2

 

 

Funding

Each year, the government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated directly to primary schools to achieve the Department of Education’s vision for Primary PE and Sport Premium.

The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sport in schools.

Purpose of funding:

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport

This year, the PE premium has doubled and is calculated by reference to the number of primary aged pupils in years 1 to 6 (pupils aged 5 to 10), as recorded in the annual schools’ census in January 2017.

The funding is allocated to school in 2 separate payments. 

  • 7/12 of funding allocation in October 2017
  • 5/12 of funding allocation in April 2018

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

This year St Augustine’s School received £17,660

The document below outlines how the PE premium is being spent during the academic year 2017/18. This is a working document and will be updated on a half termly basis.

Evidencing The Impact

School Games Mark

In the summer of 2017, we were awarded the School Games Bronze Award. This was a great honour and took a lot of hard work and commitment from both staff and students. At the end of the year, an application form had to be submitted with a variety of data including: participation in competition, attendance in after school clubs and the development of leadership skills.

Bronze GIF

This year 2017/2018, we are aiming for the School Games Silver Award.

In order to do this we need to:

To do:

How it will be done:

Provide all students with two hours of Physical Education, school sport and physical activity per week (made up of curricular and extra curriculum activity) 

     More after school clubs

     Introduce break time clubs

     Introduce lunch time clubs

     Clubs picked by the children

Engage at least 35% of pupils in extracurricular sporting and physical activity every week

     Interview children and pick clubs based on their interests

     Identify the barriers to participation

Over the course of the academic year, have targeted provision for those least active young people in your school and a minimum take up of at least 10% from those identified as least active at the start of the academic year.

     Create a specialist ‘Change for life club’

     Create Golden Time clubs, lunch time and break time clubs to the specific needs of the children

Develop competitive opportunities: Use the School  Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys and girls to take part in age and stage appropriate level of competition.

     Introduce inter-house competitions based on the interests of the children.

     Continue to participate in a range of School Games competitions.

Engage a representative group of students within and beyond the curriculum in leading, managing and officiating in School Games activity. 

     Appoint 8 sports captains to lead their houses and help run inter-house competitions

     Appoint St Augustine’s All Stars to be the pupil voice and inform club decisions

     Train a work force to run activities and officiate clubs

     Appoint ‘PE Professionals’ to lead clubs based on their interests outside of school.

Have active links with at least three local community and pathways sport/physical activity and leisure providers e.g. sport clubs, leisure centres, youth centres etc where the link is a signposting function (posters/assemblies etc) including one where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational including one where institute is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend.

     Research appropriate links to make with  school based on the interests and opportunities for children.

     Advertise clubs based on the PE lessons in the school newsletter/website

     Plan taster days to encourage children to participate in new activities

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