Sports Funding

We believe PE and Sport play an important role in the development of the ‘whole child’ and very much welcome the Government’s continued provision of sports’ funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competition and clubs for all our pupils. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.

Sports Premium Grant

Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

What does the Sport Premium Mean for My School?

“Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this”  (DfE, June 2013)

We value the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We also believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curriculum opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of our pupils.

At Peatmoor Primary School our initial vision for sport and PE was to:

·      Increase participation in sport

·      To improve and develop teacher skills

·      To ensure that all children reach their sporting potential

·      To improve the quality of PE provision

·      To promote a healthy lifestyle, impacting on progress and attainment

·      To be inclusive

Sports Premium Grant 2013/2014

Total amount of Sport Premium Grant in 2013/2014: £8,950

In 2013-14 we used the money to purchase the Gold support package from the Swindon Schools Sports Partnership.  This gave us an experienced PE specialist for two mornings a week and entry to sport competitions in a variety of sports across the year.  Our main aims of developing this partnership were to:

1. Use specialist coaching input to improve teachers' ability to deliver high quality PE across a range of disciplines.

2. Give up-to-date curriculum advice.

3. Provide support to increase competitive sport in school and to enable children to visit other sports facilities.

4. Provide support for after school sports provision linked to competition.

The support from the PE specialist was highly focused on improving teaching and outcomes for children.  She worked with staff in a team teaching approach.  The support was effective and has had a very positive impact on the quality of PE in school.  The teacher assessed all PE teaching to be at least good with many outstanding features now in place.  The staff were very positive in their feedback and 100% of the staff felt their practise had improved as a result of the team teaching.  Staff also felt that the children’s outcomes were of a higher quality as a result of the support.

We took part in a number of sports’ festivals last year which were linked to the activities being taught in classes.

Sports Premium Grant 2014/2015

Total amount of Sport Premium Grant in 2014/2015: £8,810

We were able to improve areas 1 and 2 above but did not really touch on areas 3 and 4.  As a result, we decided to use the grant funding differently for 2014/2015.  We appointed a PE coach to work for three afternoons a week from 12:00pm-4.30pm.  The aims of this support were to:

1. Provide support to increase competitive sport in school and to enable children to visit other sports facilities.

2. Provide support for after school sports provision linked to competition

3. Increase the number of children engaged in sporting activities outside of the curriculum.

The coach provided support to develop sporting opportunities during the summer term.  This ensured that all pupils were taking part in sport.  During a meeting with School Council representatives, the following comments were made:

“Please can we have more PE?”

“We would like more football with Kim [our coach].”

Teachers have worked alongside the coach during PE lessons in the afternoon. All classes have received at least three terms of support during the academic year.  Teachers have liaised with the coach to address their weakest areas.  This has resulted in an increase in confidence and teachers being able to use tips and techniques in subsequent lessons.

Football matches between Peatmoor and other local teams have taken place.  The involvement of the coach has raised the skill level and profile of our teams.  The children have been given the opportunity to play at venues other than Peatmoor and to host teams on their home turf.

Sports’ Clubs have taken place three afternoons a week.  These have been arranged between 3pm and 4pm, as follows:

Monday – Reception, Years 1 and 2

Tuesday – Years 3 and 4

Friday – Years 5 and 6

So far, the clubs have been used to develop skills and competition through rugby and hockey.  These clubs proved to be popular from the outset and each term new children are joining the clubs.

Sports Premium Grant 2015/2016

Total amount of Sport Premium Grant in 2015/2016: £8,835

During 2015/16, we continued with the above pattern as it had achieved two out of the three aims set for 2014/15.  There has been an increase in competitive sport in school, provided through Friday afternoon inter-house sport and after school sports provision linked to competition.  Our aim was to:

  1. Increase the number of children engaged in sporting activities outside of the curriculum using other sports facilities.

We set up a termly competitive activity through our Link Academy Collaborative trust (LACT) for 2015/16.  This involved children taking part in at least six different sporting competitions at different venues.  These sports included activities such as Bench Ball and Curling, to ensure the less confident children had an opportunity to compete.  Our sports’ coach supported at all of these events.

Teachers continued to be supported by our sports’ coach during class lessons; staff questionnaires were once again 100% positive about the input and support given by our coach.  Our NQT felt particularly supported during her first year of teaching.

The pupil questionnaires told us that the children enjoy the variety of sports on offer and confirmed that teh main reasons for not signing up were that they either had another club on the same afternoon or theri parents would allow them to, due to their commitments.

  1. Our after school Sports’ Clubs have continued to be popular and there have been waiting lists for each club.  After scrutinising the lists of children attending, we see that 52% of Pupil Premium funded children and 44% of SEND children are taking part in the clubs.  60% of boys are taking part but only 37% girls.  Further feedback has shown that girls are already attending other clubs such as gymnastics and dance, which fall on the same afternoon as the Sports’ Club. Although we feel we have increased the number of children engaged in sporting activities outside of the curriculum using other sports facilities, we need to be more specific for 2016/17.

Sports Premium Grant 2016/2017

 Total amount of Sport Premium Grant in 2016/2017: £8,860

Our aim for 2016/2017 is to:

  1. Increase the number of specific groups of children engaged in sporting activities outside of the curriculum.

We have already changed the afternoons of the Sports’ Clubs to attract the children who attend clubs outwith school, which clashed with their Sports’ Club afternoon last year.

Tuesday –, Years 5 and 6

Thursday – Years Reception, 1 and 2

Friday – Years 3 and 4

Our timetable now allows for

  • every class to receive support from our sports’ coach every term, rather than every second term. 
  • focussed group sport for the children who have not attended Sports’ Club already with the view to them being encouraged to attend this year.