The Physical Education and Sport premium is designed to help primary schools to improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils. Schools receive PE and sport premium from the government based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
The funding for St Mark’s Primary School is £16,490 for the academic year 2018-2019.
The school is a member of the West Lancashire Sport Partnership. This partnership provides a comprehensive, flexible and responsive service that supports the development and delivery of Physical Education and School Sport in an effective and professional manner.
Some of the funding is used for the delivery of PE and sport from qualified sports coaches for 1.5 days each week (38 weeks of delivery) at a cost of £9030. Each half term the school accesses two different School Sports Specialists who deliver their specialist area of the National Curriculum. The areas that the school receive support include Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion Games, Net and Wall, Striking and Fielding and Athletics and Outdoor Adventurous Activities. The specialists plan all curriculum sessions to meet the needs of all the pupils from nursery to year 6 and assess the pupils against the core tasks within the Lancashire Scheme of Work. The School Sport Specialists not only add to the PE and sports activities that the school already offers but deliver lunchtime and after school clubs.
The school is using £6370 of the funding to engage in the Forest School Programme and become a Forest School. Forest Schools provide opportunities for young people to explore their creativity and develop confidence, resilience and curiosity through hands-on experiences in a natural environment with trees. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has planned, designed and constructed an outdoor learning and teaching area in the school environment. The Forest School activity sessions have been delivered by a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner provided by West Lancashire Sport Partnership. A member of the school staff is in the process of becoming a qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner having embarked on the training course.
The school is using £450 of the funding to engage in a range of Outdoor and Adventurous activities for pupils in Key Stage 2. These activities will be delivered by the West Lancashire Sport Partnership coaching staff.
The remaining £600 of funding will be used to purchase additional outdoor resources to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities.
In addition to the provision provided by sports specialists the school has access to a range of services/opportunities delivered by the partnership.
Such services/opportunities include
Impact on Pupils
- 100% of pupils achieved at least expected in both aspects of Physical Education, Moving and Handling and
- Health and Self-care which is above National 89.5% and 91.2% respectively
- 100% of pupils in year 6, 100% of pupils in year 5 and 100% of pupils in year 4 have met the National
Curriculum requirements to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using
a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations