Emmaville Primary School

School PE & Sport

Emmaville PE Mission Statement
 
It is our aim at Emmaville Primary to provide the opportunity for our children to safely experience a range of sporting activities for their fun and enjoyment. Through carefully planned PE and sports activities we aim to ensure that all children are happy and enjoy PE, thus raising participation levels both in and out of school and therefore in turn, promoting healthy lifestyles. 
We strive to provide high quality PE and sports teaching in both curriculum and after school clubs. We aim to ensure that within their own level of ability all children can achieve and experience success, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential. 
We value the benefits of PE and sport to build children’s self confidence, esteem and self worth which is character building and essential for our pupil’s development. 
We aim to provide opportunities for all children to experience competition at various levels both individually and as part of a team by means
 
What is the Sports Premium?
 
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to improve the provision of physical education 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their children. 
Each school will receive £8000 plus £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. Here at Emmaville that will mean around £9000 a year.
 
Purpose of the Funding 
 
The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools will be expected to spend the funding on improving and enhancing their provision of physical education and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how to do this. 


Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional change4life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport 
- running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Ofsted have provided schools with the following advice in September 2013:
How will we Spend our Allocation at Emmaville?
 
PE and Sport is important and valued at Emmaville Primary School and this funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progression. It is of the upmost importance to us that all children benefit from this sports funding, regardless of sporting ability. As we have developed our two year action plan, we have included the seven priorities for appropriate use of the Sports Premium funding set out by the government. In addition to this we have also made reference to the above advice received from Ofsted. 

For more detailed information about our two year plan please refer to the attached PE Action Plan and the timetable of sporting opportunities. Please note the Action Plan and Sporting Opportunities timetable will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Emmaville Primary School has always worked closely with the Gateshead School Sport Partnership, many of the school priorities on this year’s PE Action Plan are being developed through the current SLA agreement and we fully endorse the following:

“The Gateshead School Sport Partnership co-ordinate activities and facilitate collaboration amongst other schools, their clusters and key partners.”

We have adopted the Gateshead School Sport Partnership mission:

“To build an active and healthy future for all young people through the provision of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity. We will focus our attentions on clear outcomes for our children and young people. We aim to realise the benefits of involvement in high quality PE and school sport for the young people of Gateshead in life as well as sport. This involvement will lead to many positive outcomes. “