PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in additional to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore, can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Initially the funding was only to be provided for 2013-14 and 2014-15, however since that time Prime Minister, David Cameron has committed to keeping the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.
Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. The funding for 2016-17 is calculated on the following basis: Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
Professional Athletics, Cricket and Football Coaches to work alongside the teachers and up-skill them in the delivery of the PE curriculum. Structured games and sports in lunchtimes and after school clubs delivered up skilled staff and Athletics and Football Coaches. Paid for staff to attend various PE courses and conferences to further develop their PE professional development in all phases of the school. Continuation of our ‘Change 4 Life’ club run by staff who have developed their PE teaching through attending some of the PE courses that have been made available to them this academic year.
On Wednesday the 27th of September, our two girls' football teams walked down the road to Oxford High for the first of this seasons ‘Girls on the Ball’ events. It was a glorious sunny afternoon and everyone was excited to kick start the season. We had a team in Year 3 & 4 and one in the Year 5 & 6 age groups. Each team played four matches with varying results.
Our Year 3 & 4 team lost their first match, but pulled together strongly to bounce back with a couple of wins and a draw. They showed great team spirit and ‘Unity’ in the way they all played and worked together. The Year 5 & 6 team were outstanding in the way they worked together, moved the ball around the pitch and involved all the members of the team. This resulted in them winning every match and not conceding a goal. All the girls were fantastic and represented the school flawlessly. A big thank you goes to Mr Cosford for coming along to help run the teams and to all the parents who came to support and encourage the girls.
We now look forward to our first Girls Open 7-a-side match on the 13th October at St. Mary & St. John and our first Manor Cup match on the 18th October here at St. Nicks.
County Cross Country Qualifying Round at Oxford Spires
We went to our first ever cross-country event on 7th November. It was at Oxford Spires School. We went by coach with about 15 children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. There were about 70 boys there from lots of schools. We don’t know how many people were there in total but it felt like a 1,000 people. It was great fun.
We got to wear blue shirts, which were a bit smelly, and Sam’s shirt was a bit small, but we felt like part of the team. Before the race, Tom felt nervous but Sam felt good. Tom says: “Although I came last I had a great time.” The race was by years: 5 and 6 girls, then boys, then 3 and 4 girls and boys. After the race, Tom’s orange exploded and a nice woman gave him a biscuit. You should join athletics if you have a good heart and courage (and also good legs of course).
Sam and Tom Fletcher - Lime Class (year 4)
Cross-country was really fun. I really liked it when the girls and boys races came. Tessa, Maddy and myself tried our hardest and we gave it everything. We loved cheering on the other teams too and running up and down the steep hill in our race. I couldn’t believe Tessa came first in the Year 3 & 4 girl’s race. It was so exciting. Meanwhile, we had our snacks (yummy) and drinks, while we were cheering the others people racing. What I really liked was taking part, that was what really mattered. Never give up!
Helena Sharif – Lime Class (Year 4)