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Sport Premium

At St Mary and St Margaret’s CE Primary School, we believe PE & Sport are an essential element of a balanced and purposeful curriculum. We believe that PE & Sport have the potential to change young people’s lives for the better – physically, socially and emotionally. The high priority we already give to PE is reflected in numerous successes and awards, including Solihull Sports Primary School of the Year in 2013.
We therefore welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in further developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Sport Premium Grant
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11). For St Mary and St Margaret’s, the total amount of grant received for 2016/2017 was £8985.
What does the Sport Premium mean for our School?
‘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). At St Mary and St Margaret’s we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration: Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:
Physical Education - Raising the standard of teaching and learning in PE
What are we doing? How are we doing it? What impact have we seen on pupils so far?
To increase teaching staff subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
All staff to be good/ outstanding PE teachers.

Working alongside our PE Subject Specialist (Mrs Broome-Phillips) to increase staff subject knowledge and confidence in PE.

Opportunity to work alongside and learn from Central Coaching PE specialists.

The improvement in teacher confidence and performance is ensuring that children are receiving better quality PE lessons.
Healthy Active Lifestyles - Ensuring all children are encouraged to take regular exercise
What are we doing? How are we doing it? What impact have we seen on pupils so far?
To increase pupil activity levels before, during and after school.

Participation in Children's University programme, designed to encourage active participation in after-school clubs both in and beyond school.

Unity Community and Additional Services specialist PE staff running  after school activities, e.g.  Football Club.

Yoga Bugs for Early Years.

Maths of the Day active maths scheme.
Other staff running after school activities, e.g. running club, netball club etc.


Increased numbers of children
participating in extracurricular
sports clubs, increasing the number of children who are
taking regular exercise.
To increase pupil activity levels during lunchtimes. System set up by School Council for the use of updated lunchtime play equipment. Increased physical activity during lunchtimes. Improved hand/eye coordination, ball skills etc. Increased interest in sporting activities.
Competitive School Sport - Increase participation levels in extra curricular sport
What are we doing? How are we doing it? What impact have we seen on pupils so far?
To increase the amount of
competitive sport opportunities for pupils.
Funding of a regular football coach for Y5/6 football team coaching and competitions.
Funding transport to wide range of competitive sports fixtures (e.g. athletics, gymnastics etc.).
Large number of pupils taking part in wide range of competitive sport (e.g. football, tennis, gymnastics, netball, indoor and outdoor athletics, cricket etc.).
Many pupils now take part in regular free football training.
We have been successful in a range of competitive sporting activities, including winning competitions in gymnastics, netball skills, tennis and biathlon.