Sports Premium

Vision for Sport at St Joseph's

All pupils leaving St Joseph’s are physically literate and leave with the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle which develops a lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

The PE and sport premium funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective: “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 PESSPA 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

Swimming remains a priority for the forthcoming year. All KS2 year groups will have swimming lessons. Children will be identified to represent our Federation in Galas.

Key achievements to date

  • Participation in the London School Games.
  • Development of ethos – spirit of the games – having a positive impact on behaviour. This approach is fully embedded in our school
  • Involved in biking initiatives.
  • PE lead involved with cluster schools – supporting PE leaders and establishing competitions.
  • Swimming established for KS2 pupils
  • Pupils selected for club swimming
  • Participation in Catholic schools’ competitions
  • Extension to after school club offers – KS1 and KS2.
  • Cross Country championships with pupils placing individually in gold and silver
  • KS1 Gymnastics competitions attended this year
  • CPD opportunities for staff – coaching sessions and competitions.
  • Information on website which has enabled more pupils to access community clubs
  • Achieved school games Platinum award three years in a row
  • School participates in 19 different sports
  • Young leaders embedded across KS2.
  • 63% of our Y6 pupils meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum – swim 25m or more