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PE and Sport Premium

The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

• To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
• To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
• To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
• Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement

The 5 Key Indicators:

  1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools

Some of the decisions we have made: 

Since the sports funding has been granted, the School has spent the money in various ways to improve the quality and choice of sport within school. The direction of strategic spend of this money has become particularly relevant as the sports premium grant has been doubled. This has allowed the school to make wider use of specialists and increase the opportunities for pupils. 

Since 2017 the school has bought in the Dr Challoner's High School Sports Partnership for £2000. It is a yearly subscription which allows the school access to more competitive organised sport against other schools in the partnership. By being part of the Dr Challoner's High School Partnership we have allowed more children from a range of years to represent the school in competitive sport. The advantages of this sports partnership as it provides a range of competitive and non competitive sporting experiences for all children. Across the year every pupil from all year groups including the EYFS have had the opportunity to participate in at least 1 inter school event. 

We have hired specialist sports coaches to teach the children in their respective fields. These include; basketball, gymnastics and dance. 

We have a varied and large amount of sporting clubs on offer to the children. The clubs we have on offer are; Netball, Judo, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Football, Archery, Dodgeball, Hockey, Running and Dance. The clubs are provided by a combination of school staff and outside providers, where outside providers are used the cost is subsidsed through sports premium allowing children to have access to the coaching within the club for £1 a session and free of charge for those pupils in receipt of pupil premium. 

We have used the grant to buy better equipment for the school for PE lessons and clubs. We have purchased new equipment for a variety of sports and games which the children enjoy using, linked to our updated whole school overview. Purchases have been made for both key stages and for all abilities. We have purchased equipment designed to be used within PE lessons, both indoor and outdoor, and for children who are looking to progress their skills. We have also purchased equipment that the school did not have before. I am pleased that the school now has sufficient equipment to provide numerous sporting opportunities to the children.

The grant has also been used to purchase scheme of works for the teachers to use or training for the teachers, sport leaders and other staff have attended training on active maths and The Power of PE scheme of work was purchased to support staff with the planning and delivery of high quality lessons.

Primary School Sports Funding

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through, purchasing new sports equipment, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

To review our funding and what we have spent the money on this year please use the link at the bottom of the page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - we have been given a total budget of £19,500 to use for sport.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, at our school we have spent this money on a variety of things such as:

  • Booking sport activities for Sports week.
  • Joining Sports partnerships.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport.

What are our priorities for the sports premium for this academic year? 

Continue to broaden our pupils’ opportunities to participate in sports alongside others.

How we will do this: 

· Joining DCHS school sports partnership

· Entering teams into county wide competitions

· Attending local sports festivals 

Increase pupils’ physical activity during the school day.

How will we do this: 

· Mile a day run at 8:45 -9:00 for all pupils

· Lessons including active Maths

· High Quality PE lessons

· Lunchtime clubs

· Improved physical play equipment

Continue to offer a wide range of clubs for all pupils

How will we do this: 

· Subsidise sports clubs from external supplies

· Offer a broad range of sports across the academic year

· Ensure that all pupils have equality access and opportunity to attend clubs 

Deliver high quality PE lessons

How will we do this: 

· Careful monitoring of the PE curriculum by the sports leaders

· Ensuring curriculum mapping offers a broad range of sports across the whole primary range

· Provide training for staff and monitor the impact of this

Upgrade some of the PE equipment

How will we do this: 

· Audit current equipment

· Replace, renew and reinvest in new equipment 

Provide opportunities for pupils to experience a wider range of sport

How we will do this: 

· Holding a sports week supported by external providers to introduce pupils to a broader range of sporting activities.

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.