St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.
St. Vincent’s are extremely proud of the participation in sport by both pupils and staff. At St. Vincent's we have employed a Sports Activity Leader who delivers PE lessons throughout the school and organises a range of school activities inclusive for all children. As a school we are extremely proactive in trying to raise the quality and opportunity for all children. Physical education is celebrated throughout the school.
The Government funding of £9,492 has allowed the school to work towards creating healthier lifestyles and increased participation for all. We have done this by;
- Increasing the range of extra-curricular sporting activities, such as; (YR 3/4/5/6 Netball, YR6 Handball and Rugby, provided by the sports leaders from St. Cuthbert’s (Creating links with secondary schools). YR R/1/2/3/4/5/6 Gymnastics Training and we have an Elite Gymnastics Club outside school for all those who already attend, YR 4/5 Rugby Training, YR 6 Cricket training, YR 4/5/6 Bootcamp, YR 5/6 Athletics, YR 3/4/5/6 Girls Football, YR 6 Boys Football and Y5 5 Mixed Boxing (creating links with local clubs).
- Improving the quality of PE lessons by up skilling staff through training, and participation. Funding expert Gymnastic Coach to deliver extra curricular gymnastics for YR R/1/2/3/4/5/6. Funding a Cricket Coach who has helped develop and deliver Cricket for YR 3/4/5/6. Netball for YR 3/4/5/6. Both pupils and staff have benefited from these initiatives.
- Specialist equipment has been purchased to allow more involvement for more pupils during PE Lessons, and to also improve the level of skills taught to the children.
- New markings and basketball nets have been placed on the playground to increase the understanding of the specific games, which has in turn increased the number of ‘friendly’ and competitive games within and against other school, which has helped create and build relationships with the wider community.
- The schools involvement in the Rochdale Borough School Sports Partnership has allowed pupils to participate in a variety of sports at a higher level. Helping children to increase confidence through representing the school at Borough level with opportunities and County level, playing in competitive tournaments against various schools, helping build strong relationship and community links.
- The schools participation in the Lancashire County Cricket affiliation, has allowed the pupils to be entered in to Borough and County cricket competitions, pupils have the opportunity to represent the school at a higher level.
- PE Achievement awards are purchased and given to 1 child per class for their outstanding achievement during each half term, to recognise the hard work, involvement and effort put in by pupils.
- Captain’s badges for all teams have been purchased to identify children chosen to lead their sport, to give them responsibility and encouragement to become good role models for their peers.
- PE Sports Leaders T-shirts purchased to identify sports leaders and to give KS2 children more responsibility by showing their commitment to sport and PE. Ambassador T-shirts for selected children who have shown commitment throughout KS2.
- Gymnastics Proficiency award scheme purchased which can be implemented to allow children to succeed and be recognised for their progress in Gymnastics.
- A commitment to Outdoor and adventurous activities, Yr. 6 children presently attend a residential at Robinwood activity centre.
- Developing an orienteering course around the school which can be used in Curriculum teaching or as an afterschool activity. A course has been mapped and school is awaiting the installation of guidance points.
- We believe that our school has prioritised the use of our PE premium funding to maximise the impact on our school.
We aim to sustain the positive impact of the PE premium funding at St. Vincent’s. The time and effort put in by all staff will continue to ensure participation levels continue to increase to improve pupil progress and achievement.
Our future plans are to build on the success of the year so far and offer more opportunities to children at all levels and to encourage every child to participate in extra-curricular activities. This promotes the importance of Health and well-being. We also aim to increase participation in more friendly/competitive events within school and with other schools, and to continue providing opportunities and support for staff to further develop their skills in Physical Education.
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