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Sports Premium

Catchgate PE Mission Statement

It is our aim at Catchgate Primary School 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 again for the current academic year 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.


During the funding year 2023 - 2024, school will receive £18,825 in funding.


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.


How will we spend our allocation at Catchgate?

PE and Sport is important and valued at Catchgate 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.

For more detailed information about our P.E. plan please refer to the attached PE and sport premium action plan.


How we use our PE and sport premium

We are free to choose the best of way using of the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities we offer to our pupils, 

Here are some examples of what we do:

  • running sports competitions and intra-school events

  • upskill the PE leads by accessing training and attending Local Authority network meetings

  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport

  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs 

  • co-ordinate sports activities with other schools across the district

  • develop resources across the school grounds 


Mr Andrew Whitehead is the Governor with responsibility for overseeing the sport premium spend.  He meets termly with the Head teacher to ensue the action plan is being implemented.

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