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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

PE and Sport

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary – Summer 2023


PE and Sport Vision

At St. Joseph’s, we want all of our children to become physically literate and confident with the knowledge, skills and motivation in a way which supports their health and fitness. We want to nurture them as they move towards making their own choices on how to lead a healthy and active lifestyle as young adults.

It is expected that we will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • the engagement of all children in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles;
  • 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 children;
  • increased participation in competitive sport.



What is the Physical Education and Sport Premium Funding?

The PE and Sport Premium was introduced after the 2012 Olympics, the government funded PE and Sport Premium is used to improve the quality and range of sport in schools.  Schools decide how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.  This gives primary schools the support they need to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision and increase opportunities for pupils to access regular exercise.  More information can be found by clicking here.


What were the priorities for 2022-2023?

The priority for 2022-2023 was to spend the sport premium on enabling children to take part in regular physical activity, including face-to-face competition, trips and experiences.

The PESSPA Alliance found data in 2020, showing that our locality has been highlighted as a cause for concern for levels of childhood obesity.  From this data, we made sure that we could target specific children for in school sporting opportunities, after schools clubs, and ensuring all children are hitting their 30minutes of activity during the school day (not including breaks), plus an additional 30 minutes outside of school.  


Swimming & Water Safety

At St. Joseph’s, swimming is taught in Year 5 (previously Year 4, but due to COVID restrictions was changed to ensure all children experience school swimming lessons).

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.  All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.

The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that children should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke);
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


2021-2022 Swimming Results (current Year 6 cohort)


Primary School Sport Premium Reports:

Please see below attachments for Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium: