PE & Sport Funding

St John's Vision Statement for P.E

Our aim is for all children at St John's Catholic Infant School to experience high quality Physical Education(P.E), school sport and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation in sport as part of a healthy lifestyle.

We will aim to:

  • improve children's health and well being
  • provide high quality sporting opportunities for all
  • assist each individual to be the best that they can be
  • encourage community involvement and responsibility
  • promote a lifelong love of sport
  • celebrate sporting achievements
  • continue the lasting legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic games.

We recognise that sport has an important role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap. Research has shown that sport as part of a broad and balanced curriculum can improve attendance,behaviour and attainment. Sport can also build self-esteem,teamwork and leadership skills.

The PE and Sport Premium  Grant is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. 

Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport.