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 2017-2018 is calculated on the following basis: Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 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.
St. Nicholas' continue their path to glory, beating Wolvercote School 24-4 in the Gils Open 7-a-side competition. We were in great form with some great passing and individual skills on show during the match. Wolvercote Primary School showed great spirit in getting 4 goals past us but they were out played. Goals were shared between Libby, Tayla and Ellie.
Well done St Nicholas.
Ellie-Mae Richardson - Elm Class (Year 6)
We set off full of nervous energy to go to a Netball fixture evening hosted by Oxford High. When we arrived we were spilt into groups. Some of us were together and some of us weren’t, but it didn’t matter too much. We went round different stations learning how different aspects of Netball are played, such as passing, defence, shooting and attacking. We also learnt about the different positions in netball and where you can and can’t go on the court. Once we had been to every station a bell went and we were all called together. We were to play a 20-minute match. Each half was 10 minutes with a short break in between each half so we could change positions and try somewhere different on the court. It was lots of fun and I think I’d go again. We also got juice and chocolate biscuits at the end of the event.
Becky Day – Maple Class (Year 6)
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)