PE and Sport Premium Funding

The Government has extended the provision of the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. This year they have, again, doubled the amount available which means that Primary Schools will now get funding of £16000 + £10 per pupil. This money is ring-fenced and is to be spent on improving physical education and sport.

For the academic year 2019/20, Thorncombe St Mary’s is planning on using the money in the following ways:

  • To provide alternative sports across the whole school through the employment of Sporting Chance and PH Coaching
  • Ensure an increasing number of children are able to meet the National Curriculum requirements for swimming by securing access to a 25m swimming pool.
  • Continued CPD for staff – in particular in gymnastics and swimming.
  • Continue to subsidise after school paid clubs to make them accessible for all children and further extend this provision.
  • Buying into existing local sports networks (Inc. Dorset School Sports and West Dorset School Sports Partnership)
  • Continued purchase of new equipment, to update and refresh old equipment and ensure there is enough for all.
  • To develop health and mental wellbeing of children.
  • Continue to provide weekly OAA/Forest School activities for all children at school throughout the year and maximise the use of our extensive grounds.
  • Pay for and subsidise transport, to ensure children can continue to attend sporting events safely, on time and consistently.
  • Subsidise OAA residential visits for KS2.
  • Provide CPD opportunities for teaching staff, including new staff and NQTs.
  • Visit larger sporting venues and experience different sports in relation to the 2020 Olympics – e.g. Exeter Chiefs and Portland Olympic Sailing Academy.
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If you wish to contact any of the class teachers directly with any queries, please email orchardclassteacher@stmarysthorncombe.co.uk or pippinclassteacher@stmarysthorncombe.co.uk Thank you!  

Stationery Supplies

If your child needs any additional stationery to continue or assist with their online learning, please contact the office who will be able to leave it outside the school for you to collect on Monday mornings.

Online Learning

Google Classroom has now been set up for all children to continue learning at home. Each class is set new work to complete during the week, including English, Maths, Spelling and topic work. Well done everyone!