Principles for the Funding From September 2013, all primary schools across England have received a share of the Governments £150m pa Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium. The funding is ring-fenced and must be spent on improving the provision and quality of PE and sport in primary schools so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles.
PE at St Mary's Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of the curriculum at St Mary’s. As well as providing high quality excise, we believe PE boosts confidence in children and breaks down barriers, creates long lasting memories, builds teamwork and helps to bring the children together which creates a real sense of community.
Aims To promote a healthy and active lifestyle. To deliver two hours of quality PE each week to every pupil. To offer children the opportunity to learn a range of skills across a variety of sports. To increase children's participation and engagement in sports and PE. To provide children the opportunity to take part in competitive sports within school, externally between local schools and at county level.
Special Events Throughout the year, we hold a number of PE focused events where we raise the profile of the subject.
We have a variety of different sporting athletes and coaches come into school to share their sport with us. These have include; Jordan Hart, a team GB badminton player as part of Sports for Champions, a martial arts instructor from Matt Fiddes Martial Arts as well as bikeabilty taking a group of year 6s to complete their cyclling badge.
We run charity sports events supporting a range of different charities. This year we raised money for a local charity close to many of our school community, The Katharine House Hospice, by holding a Santa Fun Run on the field. We raised an amazing £400 for the charity this year. Towards the end of the year, we hold our annual sports day which includes all children in the school winning points for their houses. It is always a very inclusive event that showcases the strong community feel we have at St Mary’s with a focus given to our values as well as succeeding in the various events.
NOSSP Festivals and Tournaments At various times throughout the year, different children from across the school are chosen to participate in festivals and tournemounts with children from other schools in Banbury. We aim to ensure that children have the opportunity to represent the school at a minimum of one event by the end of their key stage. These events are always very popular and children enjoy attending them and participating in healthy competition.
NOSSP U11 Banbury School's Football League We have teams competing in both the boys league and the girls league again this year. There are two boys and two girls league in Banbury with the winning teams progressing to a semi final and then winners competing in a boys final and a girls final. Last year our girls team did exceptionally well and made it to the semi-final stage.
Sports Captains As part of our house system, one child from each house in year 4 are elected as sports captains for the academic year. Their role in the school is to promote an active lifestyle by encouraging fun and energetic games on the playground, supporting out Active 10 sessions and ensuring the smooth running of PE events. It allows them to develop a sense of responsibility as well as putting even more emphasis on the importance of an active lifestyle in our school.