We are proud to work with the local Sainsbury's School Games initiative. In October 2016 we were delighted to have our affiliation upgraded to 'Silver' and are looking forward to continuing to develop our partnership to 'Gold' standard. We are looking forward to participating in other School Games activities this year.
Sport Premium Spending at St Mark’s C.E. Primary School
In April 2013, the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding to support the delivery of PE and school sport. Funding is allocated to all state-maintained secondary, primary, middle and special schools (including non-maintained special schools) and academies. Each school will receive £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. The Government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in the primary schools over 3 academic years: 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. An election pledge of the Conservatives was to continue this funding until 2020, if re-elected (see BBC news report). The money will be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children.
For the year 2014/15, at the Autumn census, St. Mark’s Primary School had 418 pupils on roll, meaning a Sport Premium budget available of £10,090. This was been ring fenced for the development of sport and healthy lifestyle choices.
At St Mark's Primary School we are committed to supporting all children to achieve and thrive through the development of a healthy and active lifestyle. We offer a variety of opportunities which will promote a life-long understanding of how to stay healthy - in an enjoyable way! We want to offer experiences which will encourage sportsmanship, team work, challenge, knowledge and perseverance, as well as introducing new sports skills or coaching which will improve existing skills. We hope to widen the possibilities for children and staff to undertake quality teaching and learning with regards sport, physical activity and personal health. We provide an inclusive and progressive PE curriculum throughout the school and offer a range of extra-curricular opportunities for children across the school.
The main use of our funding has been to continue to provide our children and staff the opportunity to work with our two specialist coaches to help teach and develop new skills within the children in all year groups. The activities include clubs, activities and lessons. Our staff work alongside our coaches in order to help with professional development and improve confidence in teaching PE.
Our specialist gymnastics teacher brings a wealth of experience and skills to encourage the children to not only develop their sporting skills but raise their confidence as a result.
We use a qualified sports coach to develop a wide range of skills across a broad variety of sports.
Each child has a minimum of one term’s teaching time taught by one of these coaches.
We support regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages and arrange sporting activities and opportunities among our Bournemouth Septenary Trust affiliated schools.
We have used our funding to also purchase new equipment which children have access to for both teaching time and playtimes to encourage active play. All children have access to sporting equipment during free time, particularly during our weekly rights time when children have an opportunity to use equipment purchased through our funding.
A breakdown of spending for 2014/15:
£8,135 Specialist sports coaching
£720 Additional coaching provision
£676 Facilitating access to sporting events/activities
£559 Provision of additional equipment
£78 Supporting pupil access to training
The impact of the Sport Premium:
Sports Premium Funding 2015/16
For the year 2015/16, at the Autumn census, St. Mark’s Primary School had 419 pupils on roll, meaning a Sport Premium budget available of £10,095. This has been ring fenced for the development of sport and healthy lifestyle choices. This funding will not be used for any other purpose.
Expenditure already committed for coaching in 2015/16: £4,170
St Mark's will spend Sports Premium Funding in the following ways:
British Values in Physical Education:
Promotion of the concept of ‘fair play’ (mutual respect) following and developing rules, (the rule of law) inclusion, celebrating and rewarding success, being magnanimous in defeat and participation in activities that promote kinship and affiliation with others (tolerance).
Page last updated: 11/02/16