School Sports & Sports Premium

We have subscribed to the Local Authority School Sports Partnership which enables the children to participate in a range of cluster, local and regional events, in addition to PE CPD, School Games Mark support, leadership training and access to lesson planning.

We employ Mrs Mullis (a specialist P.E. teacher) 2 days each week to support staff with their teaching, liaise with the P.E. subject leader (Miss Bullock) and lead CPD. We have recently gained the School Games Mark Platinum award for the third year in a row , showing that we are meeting targets regarding participation, leadership opportunities and competition at Level 1 and Level 2 and club links.

The teachers have taken part in various CPD opportunities. These are being implemented in lessons throughout the school. Staff attend an annual PE conference which looks at the latest developments in PE, school sport and physical activity.

Mrs Mullis and Miss Bullock continue to work with the staff and governors to develop competitive but fun sports days for children from Years 1-6.

We ensure that, where possible, a teacher can accompany the children to sporting events during the school day.

Transport is not charged to the pupils attending any sporting events. We use local coach companies and the sports funding helps us to do this.

The sports premium funding helps us to incorporate training, organisation and resources. It also supports the training and delivery of sessions for pupils throughout school by the playground leaders and Sports Crew. Leaders run Personal Best challenges which encourage resilience and helps children to become more determined as they work towards improving their own score.  This has enabled us to improve leadership opportunities for KS2 pupils. Our School Games Sports Crew run level 1 competitions for Y2-Y6, and playground leaders enhance the activity levels of children at playtimes. We have table tennis leaders running activities and competitions at lunch times and after school club leaders who assist teachers with skill development and making children competition ready across KS1 and KS2.

The sports premium funding enables us to subsidise paying for sporting extra-curricular clubs when not full as we have a range of different external teachers/coaches.

Our Health and Fitness Week is an annual event. The week highlights the importance of physical activity at St Francis and links to a range of external providers such as Destination Judo, Kalma Yoga and these provide a valuable link and opportunity to follow pupils’ sporting pathways outside of school. We continue to encourage inter and intra sports activities where possible and incorporate our School Games days into this week.

We, as a school, value the importance of physical activity in supporting learning taking place within the school day. Therefore, we endeavour to ensure that physical activity is embedded throughout the curriculum and the school day so that children meet the government guidelines of 30 minutes of physical activity per day at school. Information has been sent home to parents/carers regarding encouraging the additional 30 minutes each day to take place at home. A group of children was involved in setting up the Active Council ready for September 2023 to inspire pupils to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Finalised spending plan for 2023-2024 will be available here once finalised.

Click here for further details of how our Sports Premium Funding was spent during the academic year 2022-2023,and the impact it has had on the children within St Francis of Assisi Church of England Primary School.

Please click here for a link to our School Games page which has reports and blogs, future events and other information.

In June, we spent the week stepping outside our comfort zones and trying something new as part of Sports week. Please see the pictures below from 2023 and our sports week in 2022. The school Sports Premium budget supported these opportunities. We also invited parents in to school to join our daily before-school activities.

Just wanted to say thank you for today, what a lovely school with fantastic children and sports leaders. The Y6 children were especially amazing, taking it all in their stride at short notice, they displayed outstanding communication skills and were great role models for the younger children.