PE and Sport Premium
At St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery we aspire to promote Physical Education and Activity throughout the school year to inspire children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. We are proud to have inclusive and engaging activities, involving competitive sports that provide a wide range of opportunities for our pupils both in and out of school hours. Our close links with Thanet Passport help to provide pupils with an extensive range of competitions that help to build on their skills and confidence throughout the school year.
At St Ethelbert's P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum lead by our full time sports coach Mr Williams. We believe that the subject, delivered by staff passionate about sport, inspires our children to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their physical and mental health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through P.E. lessons, lunchtime activities or extra-curricular clubs. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.
Above all we believe that sport should be fun which will encourage our children into a future of enjoying a physically active lifestyle, striving to be the best they can be.
Our roles and responsibilities…
Our role as a sports captain is to support the teachers in PE lessons, showing the right supportive attitude to our peers. We must set the right example as far as clothing and attitude in lessons and clubs. We also work with lower classes to lead groups of children in their PE lessons. During sports days we are an invaluable asset to the staff, we help and organise our peers and younger children.
The PE and Sport Premium was established to provide primary schools with funding for additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, physical activity and sport.
It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.
Schools are expected to use the funding to show additional and sustainable improvement in: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles; raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement; increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport; broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils and increased participation in competitive sport.