PE & Sport Premium
St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary receives PE and sport funding. The information below shows how the school has used this funding.
At St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School we recognise the importance of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities have positive influences on the concentration, self-esteem, attitude to learning and achievement of all our children. Participation in sport and physical education helps the children learn more about key values such as team work, fair play and respect for themselves and others. Evidence shows the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s health, growth and development. Sport also provides an environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to deal with both winning and losing.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding each academic to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two.
From September 2013, Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of PE and sport as well as considering how effectively schools have used their additional funding. The impact of the funding will be considered in terms of:
- achievement in PE lessons;
- increased participation in competitive school sport;
- personal health and well-being; and
- improved attitudes and behaviour towards learning.
Inspectors assess and report on how effectively this new funding used to improve PE and sport provision when making the judgement on the quality of the school’s leadership and management. In addition, inspectors take account how increasing participation in PE and sport is helping all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of, when making judgements about the achievement of pupils at the school. When evaluating the curriculum, inspectors consider pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. The opportunities created by the school for pupils to take part in a range sporting events and activities are part of those considered by Ofsted as relevant in promoting aspects of pupils’ SMSC development.