The Federation of St Elphege’s Catholic Schools

London Sport PE and Sport Premium Case Study

Which of the 5 key indicators did your work expect to see improvements across?

  • The engagement of all/more pupils in regular physical activity – at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day
  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

What did you hope to achieve?

For all teachers, primarily newly qualified teachers, to feel confident in teaching PE, as well as improving their subject knowledge, understanding and delivery.

What did you actually do?

Also: Who was involved / target audience and partners involved / How / What was been done /

SSSP provided support to teaching staff.

The focus was for teachers who asked for support and NQTs.

PE coordinator involved in organising appropriate times and space (halls) for sessions.

SSSP in several times to work with teachers to deliver PE lessons and team-teach PE lessons using Real PE and the Merton schemes of work for PE.

What was the role of London Sport and/or other partners e.g. local authority, sport partnership, etc.?

For example: funding/subsidised programme, guidance, access to training, access to self-review, mentor, access to Suppliers Hub, etc.

The school used the Sports Premium funding to join the Sutton School Sports Partnership, who have strongly supported the development of PE in the school.

What was the impact of what you did? How do you know?

What has been achieved / impact on the young people and on the school overall (stats, evidence and main factors for success)

All staff involved are now confident in using Real PE, as well as delivering PE. During observations, the NQT teachers demonstrated their good and outstanding teaching practice in PE lessons. Consequently, all children are able to learn and develop new skills in PE, as well as developing their enjoyment of sport.

Quotes from pupil(s)

Children in Year 3 have said:

“My favourite lesson used to be Maths, but now it’s PE!”

“I have learnt lots of things in PE, like how to forward roll and balance properly!”

“I wish we could do PE all the time!”

“ I like using the challenge cards – I always try to get to the highest one!”

Quotes from school staff involved

“I am grateful for the support of the school and the sports partnership in supporting me to teach PE.”

“I was nervous about teaching PE when I started my teaching career, however, it is now one of my favourite lessons to teach!”

What was your key learning from your work this year?

Overall, the profile of PE and sport has been raised across the school. This has been in line with the whole school improvement plan. New teachers, as well as other staff, have increased their confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching PE and sport.

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