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PE and Sport Premium

The Primary PE and Sport Premium will continue for academic years 2023-24 and 2024-25  with funding provided by the Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, sport and physical activity they provide.

This means that we plan to use the PE and sport premium to:

  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years;
  • develop or add to the PE, sport and physical activity that our school provides.


At St Joseph's our PE and sport funding in the following ways to improve PE and sport participation and to enable pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle: 

  • External coaches and companies support class teachers/ teaching assistants in their delivering of Physical Education. They upskill teachers across the school in their delivery of the school’s PE curriculum.
  • Membership of the Thanet Sports Partnership that offers opportunities for children to join in with sporting events, attend different fixtures and take part in sports across Thanet.
  • Replenishment of equipment/ purchase of equipment to involve more children in PE participation. This results, in PE sessions, where all children have more opportunities to be involved in the sport they are undertaking/enjoy. In this area, we also identify ‘new sports’ for children to engage with.
  • Funding is provided to support sport/ health related activities we feel benefit all children across our school (swimming and ‘top up’ swimming programmes, cycling sessions etc.).  We endeavour to raise the attainment in our school swimming to meet the requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 (every child should leave primary school able to swim).
  • Provide more opportunities for holding active lessons and teaching- to embed a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning.


Our rationale for spending the money in this way is:

  • Teachers will feel more confident/ empowered in their teaching of PE. We see this as being a more sustainable way for the long term continued professional development of staff across the different areas of PE teaching. .
  • To ensure more children have chance to kick a football/ bounce a basketball/ use a mat of gymnastic in PE. By ‘doing the activity’, they are going to develop their skills at a faster rate.
  • We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn to ride a bike/ swim at a swimming pool and some of our children have not had these opportunities. We see these as skills ‘for lifelong learners’.
  • To improve the learning outcomes for children in a variety of subjects in every single year group across the school. We value multi-sensory/ kinaesthetic learning approaches.
  • It gives all children, regardless of background/ deprivation etc., the opportunity to access sports activities ‘free of charge’.


How the improvements made will be sustainable in the future:

  • Teachers will be more confident in their delivery of PE/ Sports sessions and will be able to improve the quality of Teaching and Learning in this subject.
  • It will ensure teachers, through using a skills based curriculum plan and approach, are making sure they understand which key skills pupils need to leave their year group attaining in order to meet age related expectations.
  • It will ensure children improve their skills in EYFS/ KS1 and become more proficient, at a faster rate, in PE and Sporting opportunities as they progress through the school. This is reflected in the school’s assessment criteria for pupils and their learning moving forward.
  • The programme of swimming/ cycling the school offers is embedded as a yearly programme. This means all children are provided with the same opportunities. It will ensure children leaving KS2 and transitioning to secondary school have the opportunity to be able to ride a bike/ swim proficiently.
  • It will ensure teachers look at PE with a more ‘open mind’, questioning how they can use physical education and activity to enhance their learning across the curriculum

We spend our PE and sport funding in the following ways to improve PE and sport participation and to enable pupils to develop a healthy, active lifestyle:

  • Encourage wider participation
  • Offer experiences of less well known sports such as archery, lacrosse, American football, yoga.
  • Encourage competition in light of the Olympic legacy: Promote Olympic values: respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking care of one’s health and the environment excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objectives friendship – how, through sport, to understand each other despite any difference
  • Encourage individuals normally disengaged by physical exercise and sports
  • Promote ‘fellowship’ and good sportsmanship through informal and formal leagues and tournaments.
  • Foster leadership in Sport.
  • Upskilling teachers


Our rationale for spending the money in this way is :

  • Research shows that if children are disengaged at Y3, they are less likely to take part in sport and take healthy exercise as adults. We wish to avoid this lifestyle.
  • Girls are less likely to take part in competitive sport
  • Encouraging leadership in sport fosters an ability to communicate and support gospel values rooted in value and respect for the individual
  • It promotes co-operation, working in teams, and support within groups, pride in personal achievement and that of others.
  • Children who engage in sport are less likely to be tired, obese or prone to latter day illness such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.


How the improvements made will be sustainable in the future:

  • Already established clubs out of school time will be maintained and more added
  • Relationships between local clubs and the school to facilitate events such as ‘Youth Sports Week’ will continue
  • Membership to the Thanet Passport Scheme will continue.
  • Partnership with local secondary schools to participate in events and work with St Joseph’s as Sports leader will continue
  • Explore opportunities for introduction of other sports

Year 6 2023 Swimming 

Can swim competently and confidently over a distance of at least 25m   65%                
Can use a range of strokes effectively62%
Can perform safe self-rescue in water62%



Our Mission and Values

Love of learning, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of GodLiving out our 5 school values: Belonging, Caring, Enjoying, Respect, Teamwork






We are members of many families and our school has strong links with the parish and the local community.

We care for God’s world and we appreciate its beauty and each other.

Create life long memories in a nurturing safe environment.

We are open to the opinions of others and celebrate our differences.

Working together with parents and agencies to achieve our best.

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Trust Information

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.