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Sports Premium Funding

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School 2019/20


As part of the Olympic legacy schools have received an additional £8,000 [plus £5 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old] to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has been extended until 2020.

The funding for this year has been doubled by the Government to tackle the growing problem of childhood obesity and inactivity.

This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) is ring-fenced in school budgets and provided to improve our provision of physical education (PE) and sport. Schools must ensure that the premium is spent in such a way that the impact leaves a legacy. Therefore we are focusing on coaching staff to improve teaching in the long term at the same time as enhancing sporting opportunities to our children. We are also focusing on providing all pupils with at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day through active playtimes, active lessons and a daily fun run.


At St. Joseph’s we continue to be a member of the  Christchurch School Sports Partnership, led by Dan Moody at the Grange School. This contract provides regular opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports locally. Through this initiative we believe that the health and well-being of our pupils will be enhanced.


Nathan Rickard, an HLTA and our PE Co-ordinator, organises teams to take part in sports competitions and ensures that equipment is in good order. He also organises both intra and inter-sport competitions in support of our Schoolgames Gold Mark as well as supporting all our PE lessons.






















The  School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.  Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.

During 2019-2020 St Joseph’s retained the Gold Mark for the fourth year as a result of our increased participation in competitive school sports in both intra and inter-sporting events.  These are the House Competitions which St Joseph’s organise and the Christchurch Schools Partnership Competitions.


Sport Premium Funding for St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School 2019/20


The 2019/20 funding is being used as follows, much of it continuing from the previous year:-

  • Specialist professionals to coach and train all our teachers into delivering high quality lessons. (Individual development plan for each teacher)
  • Specialist support in planning the new curriculum.
  • E-training for all teachers and T.A.s who are involved in sport.
  • Improve the sport equipment and resources following the advice from professional coaches.
  • Specialist advice and coaching of lunchtime supervisory assistants to organise small sided games and ensure active playtimes.
  • Staffing and transport costs for inter-schools sports events and competitions.
  • Focus on the gifted and able children, recognising achievement outside of school.
  • Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions
  • Providing training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes using the School Sports Organising Crew
  • Using the existing house system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions during sports lessons.
  • Purchasing outdoor equipment for KS1 children to ensure they are active during the day.
  • Increased opportunities for SEND and less able pupils (inclusive events)

This year we have continued our baseline skills assessment (Stability,locomotion and object control) for curricular sport in all year groups. This has shown significant improvements in pupils' abilities.

In 2013-14 we had a 29% participation in all competitions. In 2014-15 we had a 54% participation. In 2015-16 we had a 94% participation. In 2016-17 we now have 96% participation. In 2017-18 we have maintained 96% participation. In 2018-19 we now have 100% participation. In 2019-20 we have 61% participation.

  • Pupils are benefiting from specialist teaching during lessons.
  • Specialist coaching is enhancing the P.E. curriculum and improving staff confidence and expertise in teaching sport specific skills. (as shown by the staff confidence survey)
  • Improved opportunities for participation in a wider range of sports.
  • Improved opportunities for participation in inter-school competitive sports.
  • Newly appointed sports leaders from Year 5&6 will represent pupil voice in matters of sport.
  • Newly allocated notice board in prominent position to celebrate sporting achievements within and outside school.
  • Planned coaching at lunchtimes will enhance playtimes through organised sports led by trained lunchtime supervisors.
  • Termly meetings for PE co-ordinators through Christchurch School Sports Partnership.

Bronze Ambassadors

Bronze Ambassadors

In September, 13 of our Year 5 children went to the Dorset Leadership Academy at The Grange School to be trained as Bronze Ambassadors. Together with the 10 Year 6 children they are St Joseph’s Sports Leaders who help promote sport and healthy living throughout the school. They had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Handball Tournament

We took two teams to the Handball Tournament t The Grange on Tuesday 8th October. There were six schools in attendance and we are proud to say that St. Joseph’s No. 2 team came joint runners up with Christchurch Junior School and St. Joseph’s team 1 were the overall winners as they were undefeated.

Football Tournament

On 10th October we travelled to Twynham Primary School for a football tournament against five other schools.St. Joseph’s started off slowly losing their first two games 1-0 against tough opposition but gave a strong fight near the end of the tournament winning 4-0 against Highcliffe. In the end they finished in 3rd position which was a great result for the first tournament that they played together.

Dare to Believe Festival

On 15th October  we took 10 Year 4 children to the Dare to Believe Festival at The Grange. There were seven schools in attendance and the children played a variety of sports including Boccia, Curling and Scatterball. The children were extremely enthusiastic and had a great time.

Outdoor Activities Day

On 11th November we took 6 children from Years 2,3&4 to Moors Valley Country Park for an outdoor activities day. It was the first time that all 10 schools in the Christchurch Sports Partnership attended this event together. The children had a fantastic day going on an animal walk, the play trail and an orienteering lesson.

Indoor Athletics

On 12th November we took 18 children from Years 5&6 to the indoor athletics event at The Grange. This is an event where all children participate and contribute to the overall score. The results were as follows: Priory School – 92 points, Burton – 96 points, Highcliffe St. Marks – 116 popints, St. Joseph’s – 144 points. Congratulations to the team for qualifying for the play-offs.


Gymnastics Festival

On 29th November we took 8 Year 1&2 children to Twynham Primary School for a gymnastics festival. The children were taught a variety of gym skills and had a fantastic morning.

Fit and Fun Festival

On 4th December we took 10 children from Years 4&5 to the fit and fun festival at The Littledown Centre.The children played a variety of sports including benchball and boccia and also visited the dance studio for fitness training. They had a great afternoon.

Dare to Believe Festival

 On 15th January we took eight  Year 1&2 children  to The Grange for the Dare to Believe Festival. This  was a fun event  to enable children to experience a variety of multi-sports whist competing against other schools. They all had a brilliant time.

Football Tournament

On 22nd January we took two teams of 10 Year 5&6 children to the Littledown Centre for a football tournament against Christchurch Juniors, Highcliffe St. Marks and The Priory. There were a total of 7 teams playing. Our B team finished in 4th position and the A team were undefeated and won the tournament. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and commitment. Well done to all involved.

Badminton Festival

On 28th January we took 6 Year 3 children to Twynham Secondary School to the Badminton Festival where they learnt a variety of racquet skills using balloons and shuttlecocks.

Indoor Athletics

We took 18 Year 5&6 children to the Indoor Athletics playoffs at The Purbeck School in Wareham for a place in the Schoolgames Finals. The team gave their all but unfortunately just missed out on a place in the final finishing 3rd. What a great effort to all those who took part.

Dare to Believe Festival

On 12th February we took 10 Year 6 children to the Dare to Believe Festival at The Grange School. There were 6 schools in attendance and the children played a range of different sports including bench ball, jailbreak and boccia golf. The children had a great time and were rewarded with a medal for outstanding teamwork.

Outdoor Activities Day

On 2nd March we took 11 Year 5&6 children to Moors Valley Country Park for an Outdoor Activities Day. The children spent the day mountain biking, orienteering and went on the play trail through the forest. They had a brilliant day in the sun.

Fair Play Tag Rugby Festival

On 12th March we took 11 Year 5&6 children to Chapel Gate to play against 34 other schools in the Fair Play Tag Rugby Festival. Over 40 teams played and they were given scores based on TREDS (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship). St. Joseph’s played some outstanding rugby and showed excellent teamwork. We are proud to announce that St. Joseph’s won the tournament!. Well done to all involved.

Mudeford Phoenix Girls and Ladies FC have continued their popular football club for KS2 girls after school on Tuesdays during term time from 3.15pm to 4.45pm. The girls are given the opportunity to represent the school in arranged matches against other local schools. All Phoenix coaches are DBS checked. For more details contact Frank Hunt 07957 439091.


Atorro Sports run an after school handball club on Wednesdays during term time from 3.15pm to 4.15pm for pupils in years 5&6.


Atorro Sports run an after school Multi Sports club for KS1 children on Thursdays during term time from 3.15pm to 4.15pm.


Rippa Rugby run an after school rugby club for KS2 children on Wednesdays during term time from 3.15pm to 4.15pm.


New Forest Football Academy run an after school football club for Years 1-4 on Thursdays during term time from 3.15pm to 4.15pm.


Also on offer after school is: 

Netball for years 5 and 6 on Mondays prior to tournaments 3.15pm to 4.15pm

Football for years 5 and 6 on Mondays prior to tournaments 3.15pm to 4.30pm

Karate, from 3:15pm on Fridays – open to all year groups.

There are also good cross-phase links with The Grange School and St. Peter’s School, with regular liaison between the respective subject leaders.

The school is pleased with the enthusiastic pupil response to extra-curricular sports activities and will continue to seek opportunities to extend and improve what we have to offer.

Please click here to be redirected to the DfE website which gives you further information on School Sports Funding.