Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
P.E. and Sport at Meath Green Junior School
At Meath Green Junior School we are proud of our sport and what it offers our pupils in terms of personal, physical and social development.
Sport and its benefits are an integral part of the culture of our school. So much so that two of the values that the school adopted as their code of conduct are sports related.
Healthy- Describes the importance of physical, mental and nutritional health for wellbeing.
Sportsmanship- Adopting the approach of sportsmanship- fairness, inclusiveness, honesty, teamwork and hard work
in all aspects of life is an important ingredient to achieving success and fulfilment.
Our intention is to use the sports premium to further increase experience, skill, opportunity and participation in all sports; competitive as well as recreational, by providing a well-resourced, well taught broad and balanced PE curriculum for all pupils.
We are proud of the fact that our pupils regularly take part in strenuous exercise. As a school in 2016-17 we ran the world.
This was so successful that this year we have developed the idea and are running to major capitals around the world.
Pupils run for at least two sessions of 15 minutes a week. Many pupils ran/walked over 70 miles in the last academic year. This has impacted on other areas of school life such as; improved alertness, absence, concentration and physical wellbeing and fitness.
Sports premium has been invested in Sports/PE training and coaching with the aim to improve staff knowledge and confidence in delivering a broader range of PE activities.
This ongoing initiative has improved the variety, balance quality of PE provision in the school.
We are proud that over 60% of our pupils are involved in at least one extracurricular sports activity.
At cross country we have over 100 pupils attending regularly
Sports premium has been used to buy in expert coaching to help develop pupil skills and experience in a number of sports.
The school runs clubs in sports such as lacrosse, dodgeball, change for life, hockey as well as the more traditional sports, of football, netball, rugby. Most of these sports are run by school staff.
Pupils involved in competitive sports get the opportunity to experience playing competitively in leagues, competitions, and friendly matches against other schools. Many of our teams compete in regional and county finals.
Those who do not make school teams have the opportunity to play in intra school competitions through inter house and inter class competitions. We have inter house competitions for football, netball, dodgeball, hockey, athletics and cross country
Every one of our pupils will take part in competitive sport through our inter house competition programme.
Change for life
Sports premium is used to fund Change for Life. This helps introduce the topics of health and physical activity to the least engaged pupils. Our plan is to further develop this and introduce these pupils to local clubs and facilities within our locality.
Having a school pool we use sports funding to ensure all staff teaching swimming have the stroke knowledge and skills to teach swimming well.
We use funding to help develop our swimming team and support those who find water skills challenging by providing them with extra small group sessions to improve water confidence and get them swimming.
Meath Green Junior develops leadership at all levels. Sports funding provides all Year 6 pupils with the opportunity to complete and gain a leadership qualification through sports coaching. These pupils have the opportunity to use these skills as class and playground buddies where they supervise and organise sport, games and equipment at lunchtimes.