Sacriston 2021

Sport premium and PE information

Our Sports Premium allowance for the academic year 2023-2024 is £17,740. The Sports Premium will be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer, to enable the development of an active, healthy lifestyle.

We will achieve this by developing the PE and sport activities we offer at Sacriston Academy. The use of the Sports Premium this year will build on our capacity and capability within the school to ensure that the improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

The use of the Primary PE and Sports Premium is to enable pupils to be provided with the skills and knowledge of how to have a healthy and active lifestyle. This will be achieved by pupils having more opportunities in a range of sports in and out of school as a result motivating the children to embrace a physically active lifestyle. 

We have seen an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.

2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4. Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Please find our predicted spend plan below.

Sustainability Statement

  • Our children will continue to increase their skills and abilities in a range of different sports and activities which will challenge them and prepare them for later in life. 
  • Our children will develop a range of skills including teamwork, leadership, respect and sportsmanship which they can take with them and develop not only in sport but in other areas of the curriculum and the wider community
  • Teaching staff will use the skills and knowledge gained from the range of CPD opportunities attended and continue to build on this knowledge in future years.
  • Subject Leaders have further developed their knowledge and skills to lead P.E and will continue to build on their experiences already gained. This will include sharing expertise with other members of staff to build on the current provision and ensure high quality teaching

Swimming information 2022/23

Our current Year 6s have been swimming for the last half term. The outcomes are as follows: 

  • 69% of children can swim 25m unaided
  • 45% of children can perform a range of recognised strokes 
  • 59% of children can perform safe rescue (This session happened when some children were on transition to their new secondary school)

Please find our spend plan below

Gold School Games Mark

School Games Mark 2023/24 - Gold Award

We have been awarded the Gold Award for our PE provision across Sacriston Academy. Each year we offer the children a wide range of Physical Education experiences and ensure a love of PE across school through the festivals we host and attend and the new sporting experiences we offer. 

Football team

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in the Durham Football League at Meadowfield Leisure Centre. The team represented our school proudly demonstrating skills like resilience, teamwork and determination in abundance. The team went from strength to strength attaining 19 points from a possible 24. This resulted in them winning the first league they competed in. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 government advice, the second league was only partially completed. Further tournament dates will be confirmed in line with government regulations

Sports Clubs

Dates and clubs to be confirmed in September in line with government regulations.

Sports Leaders

Our Year 6 sports captains support with the running of the playground and overseeing of yard equipment.  These children have then helped support the younger children on the yard by providing structured games and activities for them to take part in.  In addition to this, they have responsibility for collecting and collating their team points each week to be shared in assembly.  Finally, on our sports day they are invaluable role models for their team, displaying the core values of good sportsmanship.

Playground Leaders

Ten of our children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6  took on the role of becoming playground leaders. The children attended an after school club to be trained up on how to lead activities and games on the yard to support children in being more active. During the after school club the children learnt a number of games and communication skills that they used on the playground.

The children then organised and ran these games on the playground with support from the dinner staff to encourage more children to be actively involved over a lunchtime. Later on in the year the children, the playground leaders received training from a coach on a Monday lunchtime to refresh their training and games they were using across the school in ks1 and ks2. All of the playground leaders trained are now confident to lead active sessions with a group of children on the yard and have the responsibility of setting this up and facilitating daily sessions.

School Games Values 

The school games values are displayed in our hall on the sports display. During each PE lesson, different values are discussed. They are also linked into other areas of school life linking well with our rights-respecting school ethos.

Our school’s sports day is incredibly popular, with children across school coming together in their house teams.  Water, Fire, Lightning and Earth.  Competing in a range of activities with their teammates, the children strive to achieve their best in a range of inclusive sports activities.

The 6 School Games Values

DETERMINATION: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

RESPECT: Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your teammates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.

TEAMWORK: Treating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.

HONESTY: Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat.

SELF-BELIEF: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best

PASSION: Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.