In the government policy paper of 2010 to 2015 it states that ‘Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation and contributes to economic growth’.
The government wants more people playing sport from a young age and to keep them playing throughout their life. This helps to fulfil sporting potential and promotes a healthy life style. To make sure as many people as possible are playing sport, the government is spending over £450 million on improving PE and sport in primary schools.
At St Sebastian’s we recognise the contribution of P.E. to health, fitness and well-being of all our children. We believe that a varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our pupils. We offer a variety of morning, lunchtime and after-school P.E. clubs across the key stages. We also link up with All Hallow’s R.C. High School which allows us to provide additional tuition and take part in cluster competitions.
All Year 4 children have a one hour swimming lesson each week to ensure that all children can swim at least 25 metres.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.
100% of our Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
100% of our Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively.
100% of our Year 6 pupils can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
St Sebastian's funding allocations:
Sports Premium 2019-20 £17,750
Sports Premium 2018-19 £17,706
Sports Premium 2017-18 £8,796
Sports Premium 2016-17 £8,835