Sport Grants


PE Report 2017-2018 Terms 1-4

At St. Joseph’s we believe that Physical Education and competitive sport are fundamental to growing children’s self-esteem, physical and mental fitness and general well-being. All staff at St. Joseph’s embrace this vision and prepare, deliver and reflect on each session of Physical Education taught in their class

The weather over the Autumn and Winter has not be as kind as in previous years and as a result we have not been able to take advantage of our wonderful field. This has also resulted in a number of cluster events being cancelled as the Gordano Astroturf was affected by flooding which resulted in serious damage.

So far this school year we have had a whole school cross-country event. Those children who finished in the top three of their year group were then selected to represent the school in a Cluster event.

We have also introduced further staff training this year. We are lucky enough to have expert dance tuition from Reception-Year 6 which teaching staff participate in and learn from and thus be able to ensure an even higher standard of provision in this all inclusive area of physical education. In terms 3 and 4 every class will have weekly  gymnastic lesson provided by fully qualified coaches

Even though it is still fairly early in the school year a number of our KS2 children have had the opportunity to represent the school in Cluster and North Somerset events.

Particular highlights have been;

  • Year 4 Girls finishing Runner’s up in the Gordano Cluster X-Country
  • Year 5&6 Girls Football team competing in the Gordano Cluster Championship and finishing Runner’s up
  • Year 5&6 Mixed Tag Rugby Squad Champions of Portishead and now going on to compete in the North Somerset Championship
  • Year 3 & 4 representing the school in the inaugural Portishead Football Festival
  • Daily Class mile for each class (time and weather permitting)

As in previous years all Year 3 and 4 children have the fantastic opportunity of weekly swimming lessons from September through to April. These lessons  are delivered by trained staff and all abilities are supported and developed though differentiated delivery.

Hopefully, the weather will continue to be kind to us and we will be able to organise a range of sporting fixtures as the evenings become lighter.

As we look towards Terms 5&6 we can also look forward to-

  • Forest Schools
  • Swimming Galas
  • Sports Week


Mr. Donovan Jan 2018



Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety    2017-2018


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?


Extra swimming provision for gifted and talented and transport and booking fees for local swimming gala and school swimming gala.


PE Premium Funding Academic (Year 2016-17)

(St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School)

At St. Joseph’s Primary school, we believe that all children have the right to quality Physical Education provision that links to all aspects of the curriculum. We believe that each and every child must have the opportunity to represent the school in a range of sporting events against other schools to improve self-confidence, teamwork and fitness.

National Curriculum Requirements

Key Stage 1-

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key Stage 2-

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis) and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (for example through athletics and gymnastics
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Sports Premium 2016-2017

Like all maintained schools, St Joseph's benefits from additional funding for sports and PE. The spending on this are for the financial year 2016-2017 can be broken down as follows:

Training for Staff

All staff are shadowing an experienced dance teacher who delivers weekly lessons from Reception class up to Year 6. The staff have been ‘upskilled’ and thus are able to understand the simplicity and requirements on delivering dance which is an all-inclusive area of the PE curriculum. (Terms 1 and 2)

A gymnastics coach will deliver high quality teacher training whilst delivering gymnastics coaching to all children. ( terms 3 and 4)

The PE lead has recently attended an ‘Outdoor learning’ conference which highlighted the importance and benefits of linking curriculum areas and stimulating enjoyment of physical learning.


The school is very well resourced as a substantial amount of last year’s budget was spent on equipment. However, due to use and general wear and tear, part of this year’s budget will be spent on ‘topping up’ the PE resources. The PE lead is also sourcing metal football goals which can be used for many years to come unlike the plastic type which have a short life span of around 24 months.

Extra-curricular activities

As a result of the above additions to our resources and staff training, more children are now participating in the sporting life of our school; there has been an increase in the take-up of extra-curricular clubs, more involvement in inter-school competitions (football, rugby, cross-country, swimming, athletics, archery) and using sports as a fundraising activity. Children on the Pupil Premium register are also being supported so that they can access these activities.


In order for children to take part in some competitive events, the school has organised transport enabling pupils from all backgrounds to participate.

PE Premium Funding Academic (Year 2016-17) Interim Evaluation

(St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School)

At St. Joseph’s Primary school, we believe that all children have the right to quality Physical Education provision that links to all aspects of the curriculum. We believe that each and every child must have the opportunity to represent the school in a range of sporting events against other schools to improve self-confidence, teamwork and fitness.






Nature of Support during 2016-17

Gordano School PE teachers to visit the school on 6 occasions with children in both key stages  to display to both children and staff exemplar PE lessons                                                  

North Somerset Sports Association membership which allows school sports teams to participate in County level events                                    

Provision of After-school activities for both key stages to aid promotion of physical fitness and playground games to children who do not normally participate in out of school sporting activities. PP6 and SEND children supported with costs.                                                     

CPD opportunities provided by the Gordano School to enable staff to become more confident in delivery of dance and gymnastics

Every child in Years 3 and 4 to receive weekly swimming session during Terms 1,2,3 and 4. Provision of subsidised coach travel to a number of Level 2/3 events to avoid inconveniencing parents

Extra curricular activities including Fencing, Cross Country, Orienteering , dance workshops and Athletics coaching,

 Amount received £9,050

Planned PE spend 2016-17

Gordano School PE Teachers and CPD opportunities


North Somerset Sports Association Membership


Provision of After School activities – PP and SEND pupils


New equipment (Football posts and nets)-to be sourced


Subsidised travel for Forest Schools


PE lead cover costs for Forest Schools and Level 2/3 events


Extra curricular activities

Dance Workshop, , Athletics,