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The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School

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Sports Premium

The PE and Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities that they offer their pupils.

The government is providing additional funding for this. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school headteachers.

The purpose of this funding is to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. The school has the freedom to choose how they do this.

Our core aims for the appropriate allocation of our Sports Premium Grant are:

To increase opportunities for all our children to participate in high quality sports activities, both as part of the curriculum we offer as well as through extra-curricular options.

To develop children’s understanding of the benefits and enjoyment in participating in challenging and competitive sports events and activities and the positive impact this has on their health and future life choices.

For more information on Sports Premium please see the documents below.

National Curriculum Swimming Lessons in Year 5 & 6

All year 5 pupils take part in swimming lessons at Barry Road swimming pool and are taught by qualified Northamptonshire Sport instructors.

Pupils are taught to :

  1. Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  2. Use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  3. Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Due to COVID-19, of our last year 6 cohort (2019/20), 24 (out of 60)  students have achieved their KS2 targets above.

The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School Kingsland Gardens, Northampton, NN2 7BH

Telephone: 01604 714399

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust, C/o St Thomas More Secondary School, Tyne Crescent, Bedford, Mk41 7UL