Key Infomation

Sports Premium Funding

At St Matthias School, we believe in promoting all round physical development not just through sport and dance, but also though promoting of active play and systemetic development of gross and fine motor skills. We believe that sports, dance, swimming, fitness,  extra-curricular clubs, active playtimes and staff who are knowledgable about promoting motor development all play an important role in promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and self-confidence.

What is the Sports Premium?

Sports premium is money given by the government to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of sport and PE we offer and to help staff embed physical activity throughout the school day

Purpose of the funding

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE, sport and the promotion of physical activity throughout the school day, but there is freedom to choose how we do it.

Use of the funding at St Matthias School

In 2018-2019 St Matthias will receive £17,450 in sports premium. This money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular sports during lunchtime and after schools clubs. We will also train all staff in the promotion of physical activity throughout the school day, with more active playtimes and the encorporation of activities that build core strength and promote gross and fine motor control across the curriculum.

Uses of the funding and how impact will be measured:

Train staff in promotion of physical activity throughout the school day, across the curriculum £3000
  • provide training for all staff on the routine promotion of gross and fine motor control and building of core strength across the curriulum
  • impact will be measured through teachers assessing improvements in core strength  as children are able to hold certain body positions or perform certain  actions for longer
  • provide training for playtime staff on promotion of active play during playtimes for all children, not just those who always choose such play
  • impact will be ascertained through surveys of numbers of children involved in physical activity at a given time and through talking to children about their experiences.
  • develop teachers’ confidence in teaching dance, through shadowing a specialist dance coach
  • impact will be assessed from September 2010, as teachers start planning and teaching their own dance lessons
Provide opportunities for physical activity before school, during lunch time play and after school. £10,500
  • before school games session
  • cricket
  • football
  • bike
  • tennis
  • impact will be ascertained through gathering numbers of children attending these sessions. For playtimes, impact assessed as above.
Ensure children have opportunities to compete against other schools in a variety of sports £1000
  • football , both girls and boys teams
  • cricket
  • cross country
  • tennis
  • impact will be assessed through data about numbers of opportunties to compete and through talking to children about their experieicnes

Sports Premium Funding 2016-2017: Impact

How the impact was measured

  1. Greater confidence in planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons.
    More systematic coverage of curriculum. Achieved
    Observations of children and staff during PE lessons  Achieved 
  2. Increased range of sports now offered, including out of hours. Now offer creative dance, in line skating, cricket, fencing, judo, tennis (rolling programme).
  3. Increased participation by girls in lunch time and after school sports coaching. 8 girls now regularly attend football club (out of 35) (4 the previous year).  Particiption in lunch time sport is equally balanced between genders. After school clubs vary depending on which activity is being offered.