St. Paul’s Catholic Primary School

P.E.

At St. Paul’s, we promote sporting excellence and encourage all children to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

We pride ourselves on our sporting achievements, and aim to give children experience in a number of different sports, exposing them to a range of options.

Pupils take part in 2 hours 45 minutes of physical activity each week; well above the national expectation of 75 minutes. Children’s fitness levels are checked each term, and tracked to ensure that we see a positive trend in relation to the fitness of our children. The importance that our school has for physical wellbeing is highlighted by the ‘The Daily Run’, which guarantees that our children are active each and every day. The daily run has not only resulted in increased levels of fitness, but also an increase in the positive attitudes our children have towards their own well-being and lifestyle choices.

Opportunities for extra-curricular activities are provided both by the school teachers and external providers, to ensure that a wide range of sports are available for our children. Opportunities include clubs such as football, netball, tennis, basketball, hockey, cricket, gymnastics, golf and personal fitness - and this is not our full list. Our clubs deliver equal opportunities to both boys and girls, so that all children can access the activity in which they have interest and passion.

Our school is part of the Esher District Primary School Sports Association (EDPSSA), and throughout the year, events are organised by P.E. co-ordinators to enable our pupils to take part in inter-school matches and competitions.

For the autumn term, schools in the district take part in a boys’ and girls’ football league. They take part in league and cup matches and tournaments. Priority is given to Year 6 pupils, with Year 5 children being given opportunities too.

In the spring term, there is a netball league allowing mixed-gender teams, again prioritising Year 6, with Year 5 children also invited to take part. The spring term also holds the Annual Cross Country Championships, which are held at West End Common for selected pupils in Years 4, 5, 6.

The summer term focuses on athletics, and concentrates on two events: the District Sports field events - open to Years 3, 4, 5, 6; and the District Sports track events (open to the same year groups).

All pupils throughout the school will have the opportunity to take part in competitive sport during the Infant and Junior Sports Days in the summer term.

 

In the last year alone, we are thrilled to have won hockey, netball and football tournaments, and are currently the reigning Cross Country champions. Please refer to our newsletters for further details. 

 

St. Paul’s has received a Sports Premium Grant totalling £19,300 from the government, with a surplus of £12,255; there is a total of £31,555 for the academic year 2019/20. The aim of this grant was to ensure schools were able to provide a high quality P.E. curriculum, increase active participation in sports inside and outside of lessons, and ensure teachers were attaining appropriate training opportunities. The government states:

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’ (DfE June 2013).

With this in mind, we focused on sustainable spending of the Sports Premium, and involved external clubs and companies to boost our P.E. provision across the whole school. 360 Sports Education work with every class across the school to revitalise our teaching of gymnastics and invasion games, ensuring that children develop their skills in a fun environment that matches their need. Surbiton Hockey Club delivered a morning club and lessons for all pupils in Years 4 and 5, which proved a huge success to development. Furthermore, we have purchased resources to enable higher quality P.E. lessons and provide more equipment for children to develop skills during free time at break times and lunch times.

Use of PE funding 2019/20

Investment Cost Impact Who When

Employment of 360 sports to work enhancing teaching of PE and providing CPD to teachers.

£27,000

Upskilling of teachers in their PE delivery.

Updated scheme of work will ensure full curriculum coverage in those areas.

Increased provision of activities for the children at playtimes helping to target specific groups of children.

360 sports

3.5 days per week working with every class for the full academic year. Lunch time clubs also provided for specific groups of children – gifted and talented included.

Playball lessons

£3,000

Providing ks1 children with specialised teaching of the basic skills.

Playball Esher

All academic year

New Staff PE uniform

Approx. £500

Teachers are easily identified and told apart from children.

Alley Catz

Summer term

Sporting resources

£555 Providing resources for teachers to deliver high quality lessons and ensure a safe learning environment. Including crash mats. Sports Education Summer term

Supply cover for fixtures and sporting events and CPD

£500 Children are able to attend sporting events in the local area and compete with other schools.

District Sports

and tournaments

Daily Run

£0 PE lead to encourage staff and children to exercise daily together. Increase to child happiness and wellbeing as well as showing health benefits. Teaching Staff Daily

 

Total

£31,555

Funding 2019/20: Approx. £19,300

Funding from previous year: £12,255

Total: Approximately £31,555

Total before – Total spend = £0 remaining