The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for two years, with a view to extending until 2020, in order to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
At St Alban’s Catholic Primary School, we understand the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. That is why we have employed a highly skilled Lead Sports Coach, alongside his dedicated team, to work with the children on the playground at lunch time. They play a variety of team games to build resilience and sportsmanship, keeping them active and healthy.
In addition, we believe that an exciting, varied PE curriculum, combined with extra-curricular opportunities, can help to promote other valuable qualities such as good discipline, teamwork, communication, perseverance and a drive to succeed. We aim to achieve this through a commitment to providing every child with the necessary skills and confidence to participate in sporting activities and in leading a healthy lifestyle.
Our main objective: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in our school.
It is expected that we will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
St. Alban's is required to publish the percentage of pupils, within our Year 6 cohort, who met the national curriculum requirement to:
Meeting national requirements for swimming and water safety
Due to Covid-19 lockdown in the Summer of 2020, Y6 pupils were unable to attend swimming sessions and therefore we are unable to comment on the percentage of pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? N.B. Even though your pupils may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school at the end of the summer term 2020. (This is based on their ability in Y5 due to Covid-19)||
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? (This is based on their ability in Y5 due to Covid-19)||
|What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? (This is based on their ability in Y5 due to Covid-19)||79%|