Background to the grant
The Government is continuing to provide funding to improve provision of Physical Education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools. 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The aims of the grant are to ensure children have the chance to:
- Enjoy P.E. and sport in school
- Compete against their peers
- Have the chance to achieve sporting excellence from a young age
The following measures have been put in place to hold schools accountable for their spending:
- Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of P.E. and Sport within the inspectors handbook and supporting guidance
- Schools will need to publish on their websites how they use the grant allocated to them
At Cardinal Newman Catholic Primary School we pride ourselves on our high level of quality provision in a number of sports. We believe that participating in sport not only develops the child physically but enables the child to grow in a holistic manner both socially and academically. We aim to provide every pupil with access to two hours of Physical Education provision per week, whether through direct teaching during curriculum time or through the large number of extra-curricular clubs we offer.
Impact of the Sports Premium Grant
Participation levels are high at Cardinal Newman and enjoyment of P.E. is evident in lessons. In the past three years through the Sports Premium funding we have been able to strengthen the delivery of the Physical Education curriculum by employing specialists that have challenged all pupils and contributed to staff CPD.
Sports Premium provided us with the opportunity to employ a specialist PE coach for Years 2 to 6. Employing a specialist coach has also enabled us to provide more extra-curricular opportunities for pupils.
High levels of physical activity and engagement in sport continues to be a key strength of the school and we know from research that physical exercise can develop confidence and attainment and a sense of belonging to the school.
In addition year 3 pupils have swimming lessons at The Xcel Leisure Centre with suitably qualified staff. This is tailored to their swimming ability and they have the opportunity to gain recognised swimming awards.
Extra-Curricular and Competitive Sport
We offer a large range of sports clubs at Cardinal Newman with the aim of providing ‘something for everyone’. The following list is a snapshot of what was offered to the children during 2016/17 Academic Year.
|Surrey Football Coaching||R-6|
|Football (run by school)||5+6|
|Tora Kai Judo||1-6|
Our school is an active member of ERPSSA (Elmbridge, Runnymede, Primary School Sports Association) and as such we take part in a number of football, netball, cricket, rugby, athletics, golf and hockey competitions throughout the course of the year.
We have achieved a number of sporting successes over recent years and have grown a reputation for competing at a high level in all sporting competitions. As a school it is important for us to give all pupils the opportunity to represent the school in at least one competitive sporting fixture during their time at Cardinal Newman School.
The Sports Premium funding enabled us to participate in the following sporting competitions throughout the year.
|Sport||Type of Fixture||Frequency|
|District Football (Boys)||Tournament||2|
|District Football (Girls)||Tournament||2|
Objective: To raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE by focusing on the use of specialist coaches to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision for all pupils in addition to providing staff development.
|Recruitment of a specialist sports coach||High level PE skills will be delivered across the school. Teachers' PE skills will be developed
through access to CPD opportunities.
|Supply Days to attend sporting
fixtures and courses (over 15
competitions are attended
throughout the school year)
|Many children have competed in a level 2
competition this academic year. This has included:
indoor athletics, tag rugby, cross country, boys'
football, girls' football, netball, hockey, district
All children regularly take part in Intra School
|PE scheme bought to support
the delivery of effective PE
|Val Sabin PE scheme||£ 824.00|
|Equipment to enhance PE
New shed for games equipment
|Surrey Schools Cross Country
Bracknell Cross Country
|Entry costs||£ 24.00
|Membership of the local Schools'
|Membership fee||£ 60.00|
|Winning competitions||Engraving of trophies||£ 52.00|
Participation in Sport 2016-2017
|Sep||Introduction of Sports
|Friday Assembly -
every 2 weeks
|22.09.16||Sports Crew Training||Cleves School||9am-12pm||Mr Flower|
|20.10.16||Yr 6 Boys' Football||St Anne's, Chertsey||3.20pm-4pm||Mr O'Shea||4-4|
|Yr 6 Boys' Football||St Anne's, Chertsey||3.20pm-4pm||Mr Flower||4-0|
|04.11.16||Yr 5 Boys' Football|
|08.11.16||Yrs 3+4 Quicksticks
|10.11.16||Yr 6 Boys' Football Tournament||Royal Holloway University||12.30pm-4pm||Mr Flower||2nd|
|11.11.16||Yr 5 Boys' Football||Home v Grovelands||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr O'Shea||5-1|
|11.11.16||Yr 6 Boys' Football (friendly)||Home v Bell Farm||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Flower||5-0|
|16.11.16||Yrs 5 + 6 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament||Surbiton Hockey
|29.11.16||Yr 6 Boys' Football||Away v Walton Oak||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Flower||8-0|
|29.11.16||Yr 5 Boys' Football
|Home v Grovelands||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Philp|
|12.12.16||Yrs 3 + 4 Tag Rugby
Tournament (2 teams)
|Esher Rugby Club||12.30pm-2.50pm||Mr Flower||1st +
|12.12.16||Yr 6 Boys' Football||Manorcroft||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Flower||7-0|
|16.12.16||Yr 6 Fulham FC Surrey Kids Cup||Fulham training ground, Motspur Park||9.00am-12.30pm||Mr Flower|
|17.1.17||Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador Training||Reigate College||9.00am-12.00pm||Ms Hunt|
|19.1.17||Yrs 5 + 6 Girls' Football Tournament||Royal Holloway||1.00pm-4.00pm||Mr O'Shea||Group
|09.02.17||Yrs 5 + 6 Tag Rugby Tournament||Cobham RC||12.30pm-4.00pm||Mr O'Shea||Runners up|
|09.02.17||Yr 5 Football||Home v St Anne's||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Philp||9-1|
|09.02.17||Yr 6 Football||Home v St Anne's||3.20pm-4.00pm||Mr Flower||0-0|
|20.2.17||Yr 6 Chelsea FC Surrey Premier League Tournament||Chelsea training ground, Cobham||9.00am-12.30pm||Mr Flower||Runners up|
|22.2.17||Yrs 5 + 6 Girls' Tournament||Cleves||12.30pm-4.00pm||Mr O'Shea||Joint 3rd|
|01.3.17||Yrs 4-6 Cross Country Relay||Bracknell||12.30pm-3.30pm||Mrs Haire|
|02.03.17||Yr 6 Netball v St Jude's||Home||3.30pm-4.10pm||Miss O'Neil||2-8|
|03.03.17||Yr 5 Football v St Ann's Heath||Away||3.30pm-4.15pm||Mr Flower||0-1|
|03.03.17||Yr 6 Football v St Ann's Heath||Away||3.30pm-4.15pm||Mr Flower||2-0|
|06.03.17||Yr 6 Netball v Bell Farm||Away||3.30pm-4.10pm||Mrs Mears||4-8|