PE Premium Funding at St. Teresa's
Children at St. Teresa's participate in a wide range of sporting activities through a varied and exciting PE curriculum. We are very proud of our extensive range of after school clubs and our many sporting successes.
The PE curriculum is delivered by teachers, specialist PE teachers and Sports Coaches from Bee Active. All lesson are designed to be incredibly fun whilst aiding children’s physical development and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
The early years programme of study complements the EYFS guidelines and is designed to improve children’s agility, balance and coordination in an incredibly fun environment. Sessions are brought to life by using a wide range of resources and media, to ensure children are enthused by physical activity and engaged in wider learning.
Key Stage 1
Children are given the opportunity to continue their physical development in a range of increasingly challenging and competitive situations. The activities still relate to wider themes across the national curriculum complementing the children’s development in agility, balance, coordination and dance. Bee Active regularly hold activities for the local community at weekends and during the school holidays. For more information on any of services they provide visit www.beeactive.co.uk
Key Stage 2
Key skills acquired in Key Stage 1 continue to be developed through a combination of gymnastics, dance, invasion games and swimming lessons.
Lessons are delivered by two specialist PE teachers; Mr Cheadle and Mr Stevenson (PE teacher from St John Fisher Catholic College).
There are many opportunities for children to participate in after school clubs with a sporting focus.
Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1- Bee Active, Dance Club, Archery and Football.
Key Stage 2- Athletics club, Netball, Football, Archery, Dance Club.
PE Premium Funding at St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
All primary schools receive an additional yearly PE Premium grant from the Government. This extra funding is intended to heighten the effectiveness of PE provision in schools, and it is at the school’s discretion as to how the additional funding is spent.
Our school’s aim is to use the additional funding to improve the quality of teaching of PE, as well as engaging our children in high quality sporting activities, both curricular and extra-curricular. We endeavour to motivate individuals with a desire to develop their skills and talents and to inspire a lifelong interest in their health and well-being.
All schools receive £8000, and an additional £5 per child in years 1-6. St Teresa’s received £9350 during the 2014-2015 academic year.
This meant we were able to invest in the following:
- New sports equipment to improve children’s break times
- The employment of an outstanding PE Specialist, to deliver high quality lessons across KS2
- Additional swimming lessons to ensure the inclusion of all KS1 and KS2 pupils
- Transport to a wider range of inter-school and County level competitions
- New equipment for after school sports clubs, in order to expand the numbers able to participate
- New sports equipment for Foundation Stage to improve the delivery of PE lessons
2014-2015 was a highly successful sporting year for St Teresa’s. An increase in the quality of sports provision, combined with a wider variety of extra-curricular sporting opportunities meant that the impact of the additional funding was evident. Due to this, our school was able to achieve the SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES BRONZE AWARD, which illustrates our school’s commitment to developing levels of competitive sport within our school community.
This next academic year, St Teresa’s will again receive £9,350. Plans in place will ensure that the school benefits from:
- The continued employment of an outstanding PE specialist
- Working closely with a local sports provider to develop a whole school assessment strategy which is in line with the new National Curriculum
- Additional support and training for teachers, in order to raise the standards of teaching and learning in PE
- Additional swimming lessons to include all KS1 and KS2 pupils and CPD for staff
- Children taking part in sessions with specialists in a particular sporting field
- Raising the profile of children’s health and well-being
- Children being exposed to professional sporting experiences