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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding to provide substantial primary school sport funding. This 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.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools and spending is subject to OFSTED scrutiny during school inspections. Information on how the Sport Premium is spent has to be documented on the school’s website.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. When planning how to spend the Sports Premium, schools must consider the five key areas of focus:

  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 is 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 sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

According to national guidance, possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How we are spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development and that resourcing needs of sport and P.E are best met.

Below are the main targets across school for P.E and Sport for 2019 from the P.E subject action plan:

  • Develop participation in inter-school and inter-class competition opportunities.
  • Assessment and evidencing whole school impact of P.E and Sport Premium.
  • Develop the engagement of children and variety of activities taught in P.E through further resourcing.

Below is a table of Sports Premium expenditure outlining how we have addressed school P.E and Sport needs:

DescriptionImpactKey Indicators addressedCostEvaluation
SLA with Carr Hill for tournaments and inter school competitionsAddressing whole school target of increased participation in competitive sport. Allow children to access tournaments and participate in competitive sport against local schools.4,5£370We have participated in around 10 competitions this year including Dodgeball, Football, Athletics, Orienteering, Handball and swimming. We have had success in the swimming and the Dodgeball this year and placed in the top 3 several times.
AFC Fylde 2 after school clubs per week in HT1, HT4, HT5, HT6Provide a wider range of sports and clubs with high level instruction. Aim is to allow more children, in KS1 and KS2 to have access to sport and build the image of sport across school. Clubs are aligned with the Carr Hill competitions also.1,2,4,5£1400The children that have attended these clubs have had the chance to try new sports and enjoyed the sessions. Decrease in numbers overall this year and limited engagement from children. After reviewing the impact of these clubs and the quality of provision delivered, we will not be renewing our SLA with AFC Fylde.
Forest Schools for Year 1 and Y4Provide basic outdoor skills to children, provide an opportunity for OAA activities for children and to continue to develop the teamwork, resilience and independence of the children as it has done very successfully over the past 2 years.2,4£2040Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and Y1 are very excited to continue with it after May Half Term. The programme offers the children with OAA opportunities, team work through outdoor activities and develops resilience, independence and self-confidence which is transferrable to all other areas of learning.
Further resourcing for curriculum P.E.Provide sufficient equipment in a wide range of sports and activities to allow teachers to deliver outstanding lessons and to allow the opportunities for a more varied P.E and Sport curriculum.1,2,3,4£4000Specifically targeted further gymnastics equipment and early years physical development equipment which were highlighted as key areas by subject leader and staff. These have been well received and used frequently by staff improving the lessons taught and the variety of activities and sports taught within lessons.
Large Scale physical equipmentRenew the KS1 Trim Trail and outdoor physical activity equipment on the KS1 yard.1£7000This has been a long term target to improve the physical development and frequency of physical activity for the KS1 children. This is widely used by all KS1 children at break and lunch times and has also been used alongside other existing equipment in Early Years P.E lessons. All children across school have used this equipment for trust/OAA team exercises within P.E lessons.
Golden Mile monitoring and baseline testsTo continue the excellent impact of Golden Mile and provide valuable assessment information for the class teachers and P.E coordinator.1,4,5£450This has again proved a great way of monitoring physical activity across school and also as a form of athletic assessment to provide evidence of progress – most classes for example had a 65-70% class completion rate of the 4 minute running period in September. This is now at 85 – 90% for most classes showing excellent progress. The Golden Mile system has also been excellent for providing a stimulus for competition across school.
Premier Sport termly intra school competitionsTo raise the profile of sport and competitive activity – we take part in several Carr Hill competitions but aside from the annual Sports Day, we do not have the opportunity for regular competition in school.4,5£600These termly competitions have been amazingly well received by the children. There was a very healthy competitive spirit, fair play being shown by all classes and a very high engagement rate. They were trialled this year with Dodgeball, Handball and Quadkids Athletics which all went really well and the support bought in really helped organise the events. This has acted as excellent CPD for L.S who will now take on this role and implement the competitions next year without the expenditure on coaches.
Provide further opportunities for OAA activities for upper junior classes.To provide valuable opportunities for the Year 6 children at Tower Wood to participate in OAA activities on an extended trip and also the chance to access a sport they may otherwise never try – skiing. The trip will have huge benefits by including the skiing and extending it to 5 days, with an improvement in coordination, agility, team work and independence / resilience expected.2,4£1500The extra experience the children received this year going for 5 days rather than 3 days was astronomical and certainly qualifies as money well spent. The children had much more opportunity to develop outdoor skills involving OAA, got the opportunity to enjoy and experience a wider range of sports like sailing, skiing and paddle boarding which they would not have been able to have experienced without the financial funding from the Sports Premium.

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email:

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email:

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