Physical Education, Sport and Health at St Laurence’s Primary School
At St Laurence’s, we recognise the importance of providing a high quality physical education programme within which pupils develop physical competence and confidence and are given opportunities to be physically educated and become physically literate. Within our physical education provision we also aim to promote personal development, health and well-being, enjoyment, success and achievement of all pupils across the whole curriculum and beyond.
We are committed to delivering quality PE for every child as well as providing a wide range of enrichment opportunities before and after school.
School Sports Grant
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic year 2015/16 to provide new, substantial primary sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The aim of this funding is to continue the sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games with schools being given the freedom to
choose how to spend the money in order to improve PE and sports provision in their school.
Full details of the Grant can be accessed through the Department for Education website:
PE & School Sport Grant information
Sept 2015 to March 2016 (2015-16 Financial Year)
April 2016 to August 2016 (2016-17 Financial Year)
Total amount of PE & School Sport Grant money received 2015-16
£8,000 plus £5 per pupil
At St Laurence’s, we have chosen to spend the money on ensuring that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development in order to be able to deliver outstanding teaching in all areas of PE.
In order to achieve this we have used a proportion of the funding to approve a service agreement with Chorley Schools Sports Partnership (CSSP) whose remit is to:
• Support schools to deliver 2 hours of high quality PE every week thus improving the PE experience for ALL young people.
Reception – Gymnastics and Multi Skills
Year 1 – Gymnastics and Multi Skills
Year 2 – Dance
Year 3 – Gymnastics and Athletics
Year 4 – Dance and Gymnastics
Year 5 – Dance and Rounders
Year 6 – Dance
• Enable every young person to enjoy competition and provide support to the most talented to progress, increasing participation at every level.
The following after school clubs are also provided by the SSP:
Year 1/2 - Dance
Year 3/4 – Gymnastics and Tennis
Year 5 - Athletics
Year 6 – Orienteering
• Develop a new generation of coaches working in schools
The following coaches form the SSP have come to deliver:
Lorraine, Amy, Hannah and Daneka
• Connect schools with community club sports
We have developed links with:
Chorley Tennis Club
Chorley Cricket Club
Chorley Athletics Club
Euxton Girls Football Club
• Support the development of an increased number of young leaders and adult volunteers working in school sport
All children in Year 6 have been trained to deliver Playground Games at lunchtimes and work with Reception through to Year 2 on a rota basis.
• Use PE and sport to inspire learning and achievement
We enter all competitions offered by the SSP with a high level of success.
• Support and develop school staff confidence and competence in delivery PE and School Sport, specifically with PE subject leader development
Staff have had Continuous Professional Development in the following sports:
Dance, gymnastics, multi skill and athletics.
Their services include:
Spring Term – Years 5 and 6
Boys Football, girls football, hockey, netball, rounders, swimming, mini tennis, sportshall athletics, tag rugby, cricket, table tennis.
In the last 2 years we have qualified for : girls football, girls cricket, boys football, and orienteering.
All year 6 pupils.
We enter all leaugues including, football, netball and rounders.
Year 5 have designed flags and Year 6 are creating pledges.
We have achieved the National Silver and Gold Participation Awards over the last 2 years
Delivered to Reception and Year 5
Some of our children have attended the Gifted and Talented Course and all children were given the opportunity to apply.
The subject leader has attended a variety of courses to develop teaching, learning and assessment.
In this academic year, we are also using this funding to:
Over the twelve month period we received £8464 in Sports Grant Funding. We used the bulk of the funding to buy in The Chorley Schools Partnership once again. They had helped us receive an award for being the "Most Successful School in Chorley" in 2013/14 and this year we would like to retain our title. Mr Brooks has also set his sights on winning the award for" Involvement in the most Activities". The remainder was used to provide some additional staffing to cover tournaments and to ensure that no child was prevented from taking part due to financial issues.
We were allocated £8535 which enabled us to buy into the successful Chorley Schools' Sports partnership at the higest rate of £5400. This entitles us to access to trained PE specialists who come into school one afternoon plus after school club each week. In addition other courses and competitions can be accessed both at school at at other venues. These have been accessible all children across the school.
School has qualified for a variety of finals across a range of sports including winning the Lancashire Girls' football tournament in Blackpool.
In March 2014 both Y5/6 girls and Y5/6 boys won the Chorley Cross Country event held in Astley Park.
The remainder of the premium has been used to fund some equipment, training for staff and some transportation expenses - though we are very grateful to our parents who cheerfully provide lifts and cheer us on.Good luck to all competing in the 2015 cross country!!!!!!