Primary PE and Sport Premium

A new government initiative was introduced in 2013 to give primary schools additional funding to spend on improving the quality of sport & PE for all their pupils with the aim of improving provision and experiences within schools.

This initiative was launched following the Olympic Games with the aim of providing an enduring legacy, from which the children would benefit for years to come. Initially, the intention was to provide funding annually for two years: this has now been extended.  Schools are now allocated £16000.00 per annum + £10.00 per eligible pupil.

Principles

At Upton St Leonards C of E Primary School we aim to:

o Ensure that all children enjoy physical education and sport
o Improve health (both mental and physical) and well-being
o Promote active participation and lifelong learning and for each child to fulfil their potential
o Ensure the funding is spent on improving the provision of PE & sports to develop the children‘s education
o Provide additional sporting opportunities through the use of targeted sessions delivered by qualified coaches
o Encourage those children who are reluctant to participate in physical activities to join a sports club
o Challenge and develop talented pupils by providing specific workshops
o Develop class teacher knowledge and skills through training sessions
o Network with other schools through the Gloucestershire Schools Sports Network, Active Gloucestershire and the Gloucester Schools Primary Football Association

The following is a brief summary of the sporting activities undertaken by the school thus far:

o Interschool football leagues (boys)

o Interschool football leagues (girls)
o 7 a side girls football tournament
o 7 a side boys football tournament x 2

o English Schools football tournament 

o Large schools swimming gala 
o Large school Gloucester City rounders 
o Gloucester schools games rounders 
o Year 3 & 4 Tag rugby tournaments 

o Year 5 & 6 Tag rugby tournament

o Tag rugby league (winners)
o KS1 multi skills festival 
o Archery Level 2 tournament

o Mountain bike level 2 (winners) and Level 3 tournaments

o Indoor 5-a-side football tournament

o Large schools athletics tournament 

o Cross country district championships

o Sportshall Athletics competition for year 5s and 6s

o Quadkids Athletics Years 3 and 4

o Quadkids Athletics Years 5 and 6

o Key Steps Gymnastics Competition Years 1 and 2

o Key Steps Gymnastics Competition Years 3 and 4

o Advanced Gymnastics Competition years 5 and 6

o Cricket League District Level

o Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

o Quicksticks Hockey League

o Dance Festival at Ribston Hall High School (Christmas)

o Dance Festival at Ribstone Hall High School (Easter)

o District Table Tennis Tournament (winners)

We have spent part of the funding training teachers to improve the quality of PE lessons and we have invested in high quality coaching. Specialist coaching not only benefits the children by improving levels of progress in PE, but also ensures that the provision is fully inclusive, innovative and inspiring and teacher professional development opportunities ensures good practice and high level teaching is sustained for the future.  The equipment and resources available have vastly improved and as a result of the increased funding we have been able to broaden the experiences of the pupils both in PE lessons and in extra curricular sporting commitments.