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

 91 (44%)

Summer 1

 101 (48%)

Summer 2

 101 (48%)

 

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

Silver GIF 1grUYXP

The School Games award 2018/2019

Last year we were awarded the SILVER school games mark. In the spirit of the school games we like a personal challenge so here is what we need to do to win GOLD:

Criteria

How to do it

Provide all children with 2 hours timetabled PE and have extra curricular opportunities available.

Check timetables half termly. Ensure extra curricular clubs are chosen by the children to encourage participation.

Engage at least 50% of children in extra-curricular activity every week.

Run additional clubs at lunchtime, before and after school.

Provide targeted provision for the least active children in school with a minimum uptake of 15% (must be sustained over a term)

Identify the least active groups within school.

Identify their personal interests.

Organise targeted activity which includes their interest.

Monitor attendance.

Use school games formats to provide competitive opportunities.

Download the school games formats and make a folder for easy access.

Provide formats for PE staff to organise inter-house competitions.

Provide 2 ‘personal challenge’ opportunities.

Re-introduce Skip2bfit in the playground and promote leader boards.

Ask School Games Crew to organise another opportunity to develop personal challenge.

Organise 7 intra-school competitions.

Continue to arrange inter-house competitions (2 per half term).

Attend 6 inter-school competitions

Sign up for competitions.

Arrange transport.

Attend events.

Organise for 1 B team to attend an inter-school competition

As above.

Promote The School Games at least once a fortnight

School games to have a weekly feature in the school news letter.

Local links to be advertised, health and fitness advice and news shared with parents.

Leadership opportunities are included for all in PE lessons.

Discussion with PE coaches and teachers.

Suggestions and planning advice given.

Lesson observations complete.

Engage a group of students (15%) in leading, officiating and managing school games activity.

Approximately 16 children need to be identified.

Training provided.

Opportunities to lead, officiate and manage carefully planned.

Have a school sport organising crew in place.

As above – identify those that could take a leading role.

Utilise sports coaches, volunteers or other providers to support school sport and physical activity delivery that complements your School Games Organiser’s (SGO) provision.

Use specialist coaches/teachers when possible for after school and golden time clubs.

Train and engage wider school staff in the delivery of school sport and physical activity.

New whole school PE provision brought in.

Training day provided in September 2018.

Track and evaluate impact of new scheme on pupils.

Have active links with at least five 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 including of two where the relationship is about the provider delivering taster sessions on site or the school/educational institute is a partner host site for the activity and young people are actively engaged to attend.

Continue to promote previous clubs (Kenilworth Tennis and Squash Club, Leamington Athletics Club, Leamington Running Club).

Provide area to advertise leaflets/posters.

Identify areas of interest amongst children and advertise local opportunities.

Arrange taster days in a range of local sporting activities.