School currently receives a Sport Premium grant to improve the quality of PE and sporting activities that we offer our children. For the academic year 2019-20 we received £19,800 (this reflected an increase from £18,110 in 2017). It is up to the school and Governors to decide how to spend the grant, but it must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to be used the encourage the development of healthy and active lifestyles.
During this academic year school had planned to focus on developing the profile of mental wellbeing, increasing the participation in physical activity (including outdoor and adventurous activity) and providing increased organisation and co-ordination for our sport offer.
Due to COVID 19 these priorities were somewhat altered to best meet the needs of our pupils and also to focus on what could practicably be achieved within the restrictions in place.
The following document sets out what we intended to achieve, how we implemented it and what impact this has had on our pupils.
School has used the 5 key indicators from the Youth Sport Trust to ensure we are following best practice to develop and enhance sport and physical education across the St. Michael’s.
• Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
• Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity) being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport.
School have chosen to spend the money in 5 different areas, all linked to the 5 Key Indicators set out by the Youth Sport Trust.
A. Development of the school resources and spaces.
B. Developing the profile of mental wellbeing within school.
C. Providing high quality training to upskill staff and impact on the provision offered.
D. Increase participation in physical activity, including outdoor and adventurous activity, introduction to new sports and activities and competitive activities.
E. Provide increased co-ordination and organisation for our offer.