Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School is committed to providing high quality sporting opportunities for all of our children. This year, our children are participating in a range of sports delivered by professional coaches, including football coaching, delivered by Stockport County Football Club
We were lucky enough to welcome Beth Tweddle to our school. She led an inspirational assembly focusing on health and fitness. Stockport County have also delivered an assembly on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
Our school also offers a range of PE-based after-school clubs, including football and netball and will be offering a range of new after-school clubs in the second Autumn term, including Zumba and dodgeball.
Our children have had the opportunity to be competitive through our annual sports’ day and a number of special tournament days which we have held, including Rugby World Cup Day and a Power League competition organised by Stockport County. Some of our children took part in the Stockport Harriers school cross country league in October 2017 and we are looking forward to increased participation in the upcoming races over the winter. Please see the information leaflet in the school office if you need a reminder of the dates. Children are welcome to participate in any/all of the runs and we look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to Woodbank Park soon.
Sports Premium Funding at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for PE and sport to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision within primary schools. The money has been given directly to schools. Each school has received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School has used the money to try to maximise the impact for our children, with the aim of encouraging all children to live a healthy, active lifestyle. The attached documents detail how the funding has been allocated for our school.
The funding has allowed us to improve sports provision in many ways and has allowed the school to purchase new equipment to sustain us for future years. It has also allowed us to provide a range of high quality sports coaching across all year groups. After-school sporting provision has increased and we now offer a range of clubs, including football, tag rugby, cheerleading and netball.
The current allocation for 2017-2018 is £16,000 plus £10 per child. We plan to use this money to:-
– increase competition in school
– improve sports equipment
– provide a greater range of sports on offer for our children
– provide training to staff, following an evaluation of current training needs
– improve Early Years’ provision for physical development
– provide high quality coaches to support staff in their development of delivering high quality PE lessons
– to improve the impact of the Health Squad in encouraging health and wellbeing across school.
These measures will ensure that sports provision will be improved at a sustainable level as:-
-all teachers will have been taught high quality PE by external specialists, which will lead to an improvement in methodology during PE lessons and increase teachers’ bank of knowledge.
– children from an early age will be exposed to competition and this should lead to a greater willingness to participate in future events, along with an awareness of the skills needed to be a good competitor.
– Equipment which will lead to children getting a better start to their physical development in the early years.
– An ethos of healthy eating within school.