The Government announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 to improve provision of physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools.
The premium myust be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of P.E and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Our Sports Premium funding allocations are as follows:
- Amount of funding received in 2016/17 - £8,908
- Amount of funding received in 2015/16 – £8,900
- Amount of funding received in 2014/15 – £8,880
- Amount of funding received in 2013/14 – £8,885
P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Our Lady of Grace School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
We are therefore delighted to be able to use the £8,908 Sports Premium to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2016-17 in the following ways:
- As a school we are keen to continue to call on the expertise of outside agencies to further enhance the learning of our children.
- Employing a Specialist PE teacher to work with all teachers and classes
- Provide quality assured professional development opportunities for teachers enabling quality teaching and learning for all children
- Furthering Community links, and particularly with our feeder Secondary School, St Paul’s Academy
- Develop the schools involvement in team sports and competitions
- Provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all
- Continue to offer a wide range of school activities to pupils across the school. This includes an Active Kids Club which is run on a weekly basis for children who may be less confident or active in PE. This club aims to motivate and promote P.E. in a fun and energetic way.
In partnership with St Paul’s Academy, Our Lady of Grace have employed specialist Sports coach Michael Maher for one day per week to work with us to provide high quality Physical Education lessons.
We also enter several sports competitions at St Paul’s Academy and Michael will help us prepare for these tournaments.
To continuously improve the teaching and learning of PE, all class teachers will be expected to attend PE sessions with Mr. Maher. Throughout each six week block, the class teachers will have an opportunity to observe, team teach and lead parts of PE sessions with support and guidance from Mr Maher. Mr Maher will provide teachers with verbal feedback about teaching and learning.
Lunchtime groups for competition teams will continue to be timetabled for throughout the year. This is to maintain the high level of participation and achievement that our children have developed in all aspects of sport.
- ActivKids club at lunchtime, run by Mr Lammas. This is targeted at supporting the least active children and building confidence.
- Children in receipt of FSM will be encouraged to take part in after-school clubs and are supported in doing so through P.E funding.
Outcomes for PE 2015-2016
Last year OLOG set a record for the amount of competitions won by any school, in one year at tournaments held at St. Paul’s Academy.
We held lunchtime session for our teams in readiness for competitions at St Paul's to help children maintain a high level of achievement.
For more information about our achievements, please refer to the sports event section.
In 2015-16 our teams were placed:
- October 2015 - Mixed Netball Tournament - Winners
- November 2015 - Indoor Athletics - 4th place
- March 2016 - Rugby Tournament - Winners
- March 2016 - Girls Basketball Tournament - Winners
- March 2016 - Boys Basketball Tournament - Runners Up
- June 2016 - Primary School Football Cup - Winners
- June 2016 - Girls Gaelic Football - Winners
- June 2016 - Kwik Cricket Tournament - Winners
- July 2016 - Greenwich Schools Swimming Gala - 1st place (small schools)
In 2014-2015 KS2 teams placed:
- Football boys - losing semi finalists
- Football girls - losing semi finalists
- 5/6 Athletics - 4th out of 15 schools
- 3/4 Athletics - 3rd out of 13 schools
- HI 5 - Runners up out of 8 schools
- Touch Rugby - winners
- Boys Gaelic Football - 3rd out of 8 schools
- Girls Gaelic Football - 4th out of 6 schools
- Catholic Schools Cup - Losing semi finalists