PE & Sport Premium
At St Stephen’s our vision is for all of our children to know:
The effect a healthy lifestyle has on their bodies and how it impacts on their participation in sport. All children have a good understanding of physical literacy.
Sport is an important part of school life at St Stephen’s. It helps to raise children’s self esteem, develop a sense of worth and raise the importance of being part of a team. The discipline demanded of the children in sport impacts on the good behaviour that is evident within the classroom and throughout school.
Since the introduction of the Sport Premium Funding and the effective use of quality sports coaches we have achieved considerable success with our sports teams. Teams having success include football, both outdoor and indoor, Tag rugby, tri golf, KS1 multi skills, indoor and outdoor athletics and netball. We have also had teams who have represented our school at cricket and rounders. Although they have not won their leagues this has enabled the children who have never represented our school before the opportunity to do so.
In the 2015/2016 school year we enjoyed considerable success with both our tri-golf and our netball teams. The tri-golf team are both Wolverhampton and Black Country Champions. Whilst the netball team have also enjoyed success both at Wolverhampton City level and represented Wolverhampton at the Black Country Games.
Sporting achievement is celebrated at the end of each year where awards for sports boy and sports girl are awarded in each year group.
In 2015 we were awarded the Sainsbury’s GOLD Sports Mark, an award that is hard earned and only awarded to the top 10% of schools in the country. This is a reward for the hard work and commitment to sport which is part of school life at St Stephen’s. In 2018 we were awarded the Youth Sports Trust Award and more recently in 2019 we were awarded the Sainsbury’s Platinum Sports Mark.
Sport Premium Funding is money that the Government has provided to schools to improve the quality of Sport and PE in schools. The funding in no way covers the cost of our additional sports provision at school but Governors rightly see the importance of sport in our school and subsidise the funding from school budget.
See Guidance for PE and sport premium for Primary Schools here.