Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.  Initially this was be paid for the two academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 but it has since been extended.  The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve the breadth and quality of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Our  Primary PE and Sport Funding for 2014/15 is £8000 plus £5.00 per pupil. This gives Chorley,St Mary’s School a total of £ 9 065.

At Chorley St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we have decided to use this money to:

  • Buy into membership of the Chorley School Sports Partnership (CSSP) and continue our excellent partnership with this organisation which provides expert coaching and a wide variety of sporting competitions for all age groups. See the CSSP website for more details.
  • Employ qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
  • Audit staff training requirements and procure quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport.
  • Become members of the Youth Sport Trust and take advantage of expert advice to evaluate the school’s current strengths and development points in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement, including purchasing of new equipment where necessary.
  • Develop intra-school competitions e.g. House Competitions in cross country running, dodge ball etc,

(More details can be found on the action plan available from school document at top of this page and the summary of expenditure for 2014/2015))

Targets for 2014/15 and beyond (suggestions):

  • Provide training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • Establish a house system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for KS2 initially.
  • Ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to access competitive inter-school sport.
  • Ensure that all pupils can swim at least 25m by the end of KS2.
  • School to participate in all events organised through the School Sports Partnership.

Impact Measures:

  • An increase in the number of pupils taking part in extra-curricular sport
  • Pupils’ views gathered in questionnaire to inform action plan for next year which show improved attitudes and participation in PE and sport.
  • A high level of opportunity for pupils to be involved in competitive school sports is maintained and extended.
  • The greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health
  • Quality of overall provision to improve so that all teaching in this area is at least `Good’ or better
  • Achieve Youth Sports Trust Quality Mark

Updated July 2015

PE Sports & Health Action Plan