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Sports Premium

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Halifax, we understand the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to develop and continue to learn in a successful, happy and enthusiastic way. Physical Education continues to remain a priority for the whole school.

 When the additional premium was introduced we considered what the priorities were at our school:

Governors identified the need to prioritize improving teacher confidence and knowledge in all aspects of physical education.

School Staff identified the need to improve provision for all children during the school day, in particular breaks and lunchtimes.

School Leaders identified the need to improve provision of the variety of healthy lifestyle opportunities offered to our pupils.

How we’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable

  • Staff and Governors are committed to ensuring success of this funding. 
  • Governors ask challenging questions of the leadership and ensure accountability.
  • School Leaders ensure success through regular monitoring and evaluation of the SIP (School Improvement Plan)
  • Subject leader ensures sustainability through regular evaluations and end of year reports. 


Previous grant spending

The grant received for 2015-16 (£8609) was allocated to ensure our school improvement needs in this area were realised. We :

  1. Employed a qualified Sports Coach (JB Coaching) to work with teachers and support staff throughout the school, to further develop our PE Curriculum.

  2. Employed a qualified Sports Coach (JB Coaching) to work with each KS2 class every lunch time, focussing on different team related sports, to encourage co-operative games as well as develop skills. 

  3. Provided enhancement activities for the whole school through JB Coaching, to enable access to a wide variety of physical education activities. 

  4. Tragetted groups of children to enable them to access specialist provision in the form of Tag Rugby, Boxing, Netball, Athletics and Cross Country. School competitions, clubs and developing healthy lifestyles workshops will take place in connection with these opportunities. 
  5. Purchased additional equipment and staff to enhance work with specific children during physical education lessons. 

  6. Agreed to work with partnership primary schools to develop competitive sports opportunities and provide kit, equipment and transport to events to ensure access for all.

  7. Successfully gained grant funding to improve access to high quality sporting facilities. A MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) is being requested as we do not have direct access to this type of resource.

  8. Signed up to the Sainsburys School Games Scheme.



For further information please contact the school to speak with the PE-Co-ordinator.