Copley Junior School

Sports Premium

Our P.E. and Sport Vision Statement:
At Copley Junior School, in partnership with staff, governors, parents and pupils, we aim to inspire, motivate and develop children’s individual abilities, which will enable them to lead a happy, healthy and active lifestyle.

At Copley Junior School, we believe that Physical Education and sport play a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are central in giving children the knowledge and understanding in order to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. The physical education curriculum at Copley Junior School aims to provide children with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort, team work and sporting behaviour as well as success, are celebrated.

National Curriculum Programmes of Study for P.E.
The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

What is the Primary ‘Sports Premium’?
The primary ‘sport premium’ funding for primary schools has been designed to help schools in a variety of ways. Some of the outcomes we hope to meet through the ‘sports premium’ funding are:

  • Improved quality of teaching and learning in Primary Physical Education, including more dynamic exercise in lessons.
  • Improved resources for the teaching of P.E.
  • Improved range of P.E. equipment.
  • Increased opportunities for competitive sport.
  • Improvements in the quality and breadth of P.E. and sporting provision, including “increasing participation in P.E. and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances levels they are capable of”.

Uses at Copley Junior School for the Sports Premium Funding

  • Hiring specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching P.E.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in P.E./sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in P.E./sport.
  • Purchase of teaching materials to support the exciting delivery of P.E. lessons and the systematic progression of skills.
  • Running sports competitions and increasing participation in school games.
  • Purchase of new playtime equipment to encourage active play.
  • Purchase of new P.E. equipment.
  • Training of Playground Leaders, to lead games activities at lunchtime for pupils in Years 3 and 4.
  • An increased amount of inter and intra school competitions - including athletics, gymnastics, cross country, football, sports days.

Sports Premium Strategy 2022-2023

Sports Premium Strategy 2021-2022

Swimming and Water Safety at Copley

Please find below our most recent annual report on the success of swimming lessons in Year 5. Swimming lessons for both Year 5 and Year 6 took place during the Summer Term 2021 and again during the Summer Term 2022 so that all cohorts had an opportunity to participate in swimming lessons following the pandemic. Due to a number of reasons, a group of pupils did not attend the swimming sessions when the assessment took place.