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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

PE & Sports Premium

At Holy Family we believe P.E. is very important and an essential part of the curriculum. Each class have two P.E. lesson each week, therefore it is vital that children’s P.E. kits are in school at all times!  A P.E. kit should consist of a pair of white shorts, a red t-shirt and black plimsolls. Children must also have their hair tied up if it is long and remove their earrings.  If their earrings cannot be removed you must provide plasters or tape so they can be covered.  During the colder months children are able to wear black jogging bottoms and fleeces, as well as their white shorts, if their P.E. lesson is taken outside.

Sport Premium funding is money that primary schools receive each year from the Government to improve the quality of the P.E. and sports activities they offer pupils (see DfE's Sports Premium Link).  The funding is based on the number of pupils in the school.  This money is used to develop or add to the P.E. and sport activities that the school already offer and to make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.  We believe that a varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the attitudes, concentration levels and the academic achievement of our pupils.

Holy Family, with the support of Miss Child in her role as P.E. Coordinator, have used this funding to increase the quantity and quality of sports provision in the school.  Children across all year groups and of all abilities have had opportunities to participate in events both in our school and with other local schools.  The pupils also benefit from working with Signature Sports, professional sports coaches, for lunch time clubs and after-school sports clubs.

This academic year (2020-21) we have received £29,983 in Sports Premium Funding and have so far used this money for the following:

  • Hiring external coaches to support the school in the provision of PE (Pride in Play/Signature Sports)
  • CPD training for all staff from external coaches (Signature Sports)
  • Cost of trophies, refreshments and resources for different events
  • Equipment to enhance P.E. opportunities for pupils e.g. balls, beanbags etc.
  • Swimming lessons for Y2 and Y3
  • Booster swimming lessons for Y6
  • New playground markings
  • New scheme of work: The PE Hub

As COVID-19 restrictions become more relaxed, we will use the funding to:

  • Provide cover to release staff to accompany and support pupils at sporting events
  • Costs for events, such as Festival of Dance
  • Transport costs to festivals and sports tournaments

Currently 60% of our Y6 class are able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres or more.  They use a range of different strokes effectively and can perform safe self-rescue within different water-based situations.  The 40% of the class that cannot do the aforementioned will, if COVID-19 restrictions allow us to, attend a week of booster lessons booked for after SATs.

To see how the Sports Premium Funding was used during the last academic year and the impact it had, please click on the 2019-2020 Sports Premium Funding’ attachment.

For information regarding how this year's funding has been spent so far and how we plan to spend it, please click on the ‘2020-2021 Sports Premium Funding’ attachment.