Sport Premium Funding

Physical Education Funding

PE at St Eugene’s

All children and young people should experience regular and varied high quality Physical Education (PE). At St Eugene’s we provide a varied and balanced programme of physical education which is enjoyable, vigorous and purposeful whilst promoting healthy lifestyle through behavioural change. We encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity and aim to instil a love of physical activity though the range we provide such as gymnastics, dance, tennis, hockey, football, swimming, athletics, cricket, rounders and basketball.

To support our PE curriculum we also offer a variety of sport based clubs after school. Our PE curriculum promotes understanding of children’s thinking, creativity, health, physical and social skills. We promote sportsmanship and a healthy sense of competition as well as leadership through our PE leaders who help lead warm ups, organise and set up equipment and support out cluster competitions.

Sport Premium

In April 2013, the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport. Funding has therefore been allocated to all state maintained secondary, primary, middle and special schools (including non-maintained special schools), academies and pupil referral units with primary aged pupils for the period of 2013 – 2015.
In the academic year 2014/2015, St Eugene’s received £8,950 and in 2015/2016 we received £8,897.

We already provide two hours of PE for every class across the school taught by a qualified coach. These PE lessons allow the children have the opportunity to hone skills AND take part in a competitive game during a lesson. Children in Key Stage 2 come to school in their PE kit on these days in order to minimise ‘getting changed’ time and maximise active time in lessons. Children in Year 2 attend weekly swimming lessons for the whole year in order to ensure all children make at least good progress in swimming.

The sport premium grant is being used on top of these lessons to improve the quality of PE and sport provision and raise standards across the school in the following way:

  • Hiring professional sports coaches to teach after school clubs every week. Two of these clubs target children who may not be confident in PE lessons and would benefit from additional support to develop their skills as well as promoting a positive attitude to PE and sport.
  • Using IT equipment for use in PE (such as flip videos and iPads) to allow children the opportunity to evaluate their own skills as well as their peers. Investment in the use of IT in lessons will also aid teacher assessment and the progress of children during PE lessons.
  • Holding a Healthy Heart Day which includes parent participation
  • Competing in regular Camden Schools Sports Association (CSSA) sport tournaments and cluster competitions for pupils of all ages.
  • Ensuring that an adult supervised competitive sport is available to pupils during break times.
  • Purchasing more sports equipment for use during playtimes.
  • Developing playground friends to organise competitions during lunchtimes to increase physical activity and participation in competitive sport.
  • Running other after school clubs, linked to CSSA competitions, to increase confidence and achievement.
  • Purchasing equipment linked with CSSA competitions to increase children’s confidence and success in tournaments and support the development of the curriculum.

Parent Participation

As a direct result of participation in most forms of physical education you and your child can experience many benefits, both physically and mentally, leading to lasting engagement in physical activity and the rewards they bring. Parents can do much to help their child gain the greatest benefit from physical education by taking an interest, offering encouragement, and if possible joining in. By taking an interest, offering encouragement and joining in where possible, families can help their children experience the greatest benefits of physical education.
Always be ready to encourage your child whenever they experience difficulty, try, try again and never give up! Always give praise for dedication, progression and effort, not just results. Where possible, volunteer to accompany your child to their sport competitions to show your support, you might be surprised by how much you get involved! Think of ways the whole family can get into physical activity, which is a great way to spend quality time together. Try brisk walks, kicking a ball in the park, swimming at the local pool or even playing frisbee.