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Sport Premium

Sport Premium is the additional funding provided by the DfE to improve the provision of physical education and sport. St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School has been granted £8900 for the academic year 2015/16.

Examples of how we have effectively used PE and sports funding at St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School:

  • Hiring of a sports apprentice to enhance our PE teaching, sports provision and lead intra and inter school competitions.
  • Provide staff training on how to teach PE well through employing specialist PE teachers and qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
  • Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport - Dance Desk.
  • Buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives.
  • Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses.
  • Engaging the least active pupils in after school activities and clubs.
  • Providing training and payment to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • Forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision.
  • Running inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages.
  • Paying for transport, pool hire and extra instruction to provide additional swimming lessons for those pupils unable to swim by the end of Year 6.
  • Sports clubs and teams including Netball and Football.
  • Netball and football league and competition entrance fees and transport.
  • Additional sports equipment.
  • Lunchtime coach to run School House competitions for KS2 (1 day per week).

Impact of Sports Premium Spending

Please see the report below to find out about the impact of our sports premium spending: