P.E. and Sports Funding
The Government has provided much needed additional funding to help improve the provision of P.E. (Physical Education) and sport in primary schools and to ensure that these improvements are sustainable.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and Sport in schools.
Read our latest Sports Premium Report: 2018-19 Report
We are proud of our PE and sports and are holders of the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award for our sports and PE offer (2016-17). We are also pleased to be part of the Daily Mile initiative about which you can find out more by following this link
What are we using our funding for?
- Continued support for the professional development of all staff to enhance PE teaching.
- Continued employment of a sports lunchtime assistant to improve activity and sport during lunchtime and after school.
- A focus on curriculum delivery of high quality PE and on competitive sport using durable and high quality resources.
- To further enhance our self-sustainable models of participation in an ever widening range of sports, activity and health and wellbeing clubs across the school.
- Continuing to develop a wide range of sports opportunities for all children through the provision of quality clubs and coaching.
- Increased competitive matches with neighbouring schools in all activities.
- Development of our sports crew (pupil centred leadership with Sports leaders from Year 6) who coordinate inter-house competitions in a range of sports across the year groups and across the academic year.
- To develop an active learning culture by accessing training and our PE lead becoming an active learning ambassador.
- We support the PE lead in time needed to introduce a n active learning philosophy to teachers in CPD and in observations to help improve outreaching and learning.
- We have also joined Active Surrey which enables discounted CPD and special offers on equipment and expertise.
- Our PE specialist also attended the PE conference to help set out our goals and vision for the years to come.
The intention is to continue to develop both curricular and non-curricular enjoyable, competitive and varied chances to participate in physical education, activity and sport each week. To provide a gateway to outside Clubmark awarded bodies to continue children’s love of active learning. We have concentrated on the development of sustainable provision of co-curricular sports activities providing a variety of sports experiences changing with the seasons. In the course of the last academic year there were 325 pupils per week engaged in active and sports participation outside of PE lessons.
Information can be found in our weekly and termly newsletters of the successes of our various School teams in competitions over the year.
At St Thomas’ we are proud to provide a range of sports clubs and sporting experiences. It is important to us that our children are encouraged to live healthy, active lifestyles, they enjoy and participate in physical activity, they develop their confidence skills and attributes associated with good sportsmanship and leadership as well as being given opportunities to engage in competitive sport and coaching.
What are we doing?
- Weekly P.E. and sport which includes, Football, Netball, Volleyball, Cricket, Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance, Goal ball, Swimming, Stoolball, Rounders, Tennis, Badminton, Dodgeball and Orienteering.
- Weekly access to qualified sports coaches
- Access to competitive sports which include matches, tournaments and festivals
- Inter and intra school games
- Use of our MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) for pupils at break, lunchtimes and P.E. lessons
- Use of our MUGA to assist sports clubs on our site during holiday times
- Sign posting pupils to extended school sports activities and clubs outside of school time
- Hosting and sign posting pupils to holiday sporting activities
- Celebrating sporting success in and outside school
- EYFS and Key Stage 1 & 2 annual Sports Day
- Annual Healthy Schools and Sports Week
- Sports activities during curriculum theme weeks
- Outdoors and Adventurous Residential and Activity Weeks
- Pupil leadership with Sports Leaders in Year 6 leading and coordinating inter house sports competitions and leagues.