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St John's C of E Primary School, Maidstone.

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PE and Sports Premium Funding


 Use the tabs above called 'Sport Premium - funding and impact' to see how we spent our Sport Premium funding for the academic year 2018-19 and the spend to date for this academic year 2019-20.

P.E and Sports Premium is a government funded payment aimed at improving and increasing the provision of PE in schools across the country. 

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that we should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 (based on the January 2018 census). Each school will receive £16000 plus £10 per child between Year 1 and 6 and so we received £19,480 for 2018-19 and will receive £19,770 for the academic year 2019-20.

We believe PE is a hugely important part of the curriculum and we pride ourselves on offering children many opportunities to get involved in sport, both during and after school. This funding has enabled us to employ the services of outside agencies and specialist coaches to come into the school and provide High Quality PE and Sport sessions.

For the last five years, we have employed the services of a local company PASS Ltd (Physical Activity & Sports Specialists) with the coach who worked in St John’s being a fully qualified P.E teacher. We believe the expertise, drive and energy of the team from this company allowed us to ensure staff at St John's increasingly felt more confident in delivering a high quality P.E curriculum where the children received excellent teaching. Through a series of observing the coach, team teaching and then being observed themselves, our teachers received invaluable CPD which, in turn, enabled them to become more confident in the delivery of the curriculum. This ultimately impacted the children through higher quality, sustainable PE teaching whilst ensuring our offer to all children continued to be fun, active and engaging. At the end of the academic year 18-19, it was felt that, because staff felt their confidence in the delivery of high quality P.E had improved, we could now use the money previously spent on coaches in other ways, one being the implementation of a new P.E scheme in 2019/20 which introduced new sports and skills to the children as well as a clear way for staff to assess children's learning within their P.E curriculum.

Our Vision for PE at St John's C of E Primary School


Our school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. 

We listen to our children's wants and needs and provide them with a range of active experiences and clubs. 

We want to aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes.

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
We strive to educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being. We have good links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure the children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.