Sports Premium

PE Mission Statement

At St Philip Neri we aim to promote excellence in PE and sport through encouraging healthy and active lifestyles, providing high quality PE, engaging in competitive activities and developing skills and determination for each child to achieve their full potential in a broad range of PE activities.

At St Philip Neri Primary School we believe that physical education is essential to the development of the pupil as a whole. Physical education contributes to the emotional, mental, intellectual and social development of the pupils. High quality physical activity and sport make a positive contribution to pupil’s experiences of school life and help to raise aspirations.

The aim of physical education at St Philip Neri is to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum which is stimulating, progressive and challenging. A wide and varied physical education curriculum comprising of progressive learning objectives with appropriate and challenging targets will help to develop a full range of skills amongst pupils. We aim to ensure that within their own ability all children can achieve and experience success and reach their full potential. Physical education at St Philip Neri will develop pupils’ leadership, teamwork, problem solving, confidence, creativity and communication.

At St Philip Neri it is recognised, and highly regarded, that physical education plays a vital role in promoting positive attitudes towards healthy active lifestyles.


What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their children.

Each school will receive £8000 plus £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. Here at St Philip Neri that will mean around £8600 a year.

At St Philip Neri we have been allocated a total amount of £8557 from the Sports Premium for the academic year 2016-17

More information about the Sports Premium is available in the documents opposite.

PE and sport is important and valued at St Philip Neri and the funding will enable the school to enhance current provision and develop future progression. A summary of how the money is being spent is outlined below. For more detailed information please refer to the PE Action Plan.

  • Join the Gateshead School Sports Partnership at premium level.
  • Investment in the professional development of staff.
  • Improve resources available to teach PE.
  • Increase participation in competitive school sport events.
  • Provide access to a wider range of sports activities.
  • Improve outdoor and adventurous activities units of work.


Purpose of the funding

The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools will be expected to spend the funding on improving and enhancing their provision of physical education and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how to do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:
– hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
– new or additional change4life clubs
– paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
– providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport
– running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
– buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
– providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

To find out more on the statutory guidance for School Sports Premium click the link below:





Downloads and Further Information


Gateshead School Sport Partnership

St Philip Neri Primary school works closely with the Gateshead School Sport Partnership, many of the school priorities on this year’s PE Action Plan are being developed through the current SLA agreement and we fully endorse the following:

“The Gateshead School Sport Partnership co-ordinate activities and facilitate collaboration amongst other schools, their clusters and key partners.”

We have adopted the Gateshead School Sport Partnership mission:

“To build an active and healthy future for all young people through the provision of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity. We will focus our attentions on clear outcomes for our children and young people. We aim to realise the benefits of involvement in high quality PE and school sport for the young people of Gateshead in life as well as sport. This involvement will lead to many positive outcomes.”

Gateshead School Sport Partnership website



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