St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Hello Parents, Carers and Children! We are in the last few weeks of the school year. It has been a very challenging time for us all recently and I know I do not need to tell you how myself and the staff long for the day we can all be together and school life returns to normal. Remember to just do what you can when you can. You are doing a brilliant job! As always you can email your child's teacher or myself with any concerns you have. We want to do all we can to support you. We are here for you. The message from the Government is still to keep social distancing measures in place, regular hand washing and vigilance. Stay safe and stay strong! Mrs Hodges


Sports Premium


                   Implementing the ‘Sports Premium’ at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

The Government has given every Primary School funding to develop Physical Education and competitive sport.

In 2018-2019 we have been allocated £17 770 Sports Premium which will be paid in instalments over the course of the year.

Membership costs to the Pennine Sports Partnership remains the same at £3 000.

We are using the Sports Premium funding to sustain our membership with the Pennine Sports Partnership and to:

  • Continue to provide access to sports’ specialist teachers and coaches to enable our children to gain new skills and experiences in after school club activities eg: archery, athletics, dance, gymnastics etc £1 500
  • The activities are very well attended and the children enjoy them, further developing their skills
  • Provide CPD for our KS1 staff in order to further develop the quality of provision £600
  • Continue to enable our children to take part in competitive sport
  • Many of our children took part in out of school competitive events as well as intra school events planned and led by either the Pennine Sports Partnership or by our PE Leader 
  • Continue to encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport
  • Our Play Leaders accessed training from the Pennine Sports Partnership and organised games and activities on a regular basis. Our Junior Leadership Team also received training on planning and delivering sports activities across the school
  • Continue to give extra support in PE to our most talented children
  • Some of our children have the chance to attend events through the Pennine Sports Partnership
  • Access community sports events such as the annual Tournament £1 000
  • Send groups of children to the Halifax Schools’ Swimming Gala £100
  • Provide 'Learn to Ride a Bike' scheme for any children in KS1 who cannot yet ride a bike £1 200 
  • Provide ‘balanceability’ sessions for those children who cannot yet ride a bike to ensure that they can £700
  • Continue to send groups of children to the Sports Barn in Huddersfield to participate in a range of sports hall athletics £300
  • Subsidise the cost of adventurous activity for our Year 6 children £1 640
  • Provide release for the PE Leader to attend meetings during the year £600
  • Administration £200

        Total Committed - £11 198

        Balance - £6 572 - which will be spent on identified areas/items of need


Developments under consideration:

  • redevelopment of the grass area next to the KS2 trim trail to enable all weather space for sports
  • additional equipment for playtime/lunchtime as requested by our Junior Leadership Team