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P.E. Sports Funding

Sports Premium Funding 2017 – 2018


Our allocation this year is £18,000 Estimated


As you may have heard in the news recently, the funding is being significantly increased this year. We are waiting to be given our official amount for the year so in the meantime we have put our current allocation.



Teacher Professional Development


As in previous years, a staff audit of PE skills was carried out in September. Part of the allocation shall be spent on sending teachers on PE training courses over the year in the area that they need to develop or refresh.


‘Sharing Good Practice’ is a system used within the school and the PE Subject Leader is able to take PE lessons in various classes whilst the class teacher observes. This has proved hugely successful in the past and assists teachers in their teaching of high quality PE, not to mention raise their confidence. Money for supply cover will be used to release the PE Subject Leader from class to enable this to continue.



Teach School Sport


We will be continuing to employ Teach School Sport this year as we have done in previous years. We have noticed a huge improvement in the children’s abilities and skills during this time and want to continue to build on this now it is fully established. This company provide us with fully qualified coaches to work alongside teachers to develop their confidence and to give full support and training in the teaching of high quality PE to the children.


We have 2 coaches every week who work a full day each. They work with a year group for 6/7 weeks at a time providing a unit of work for that half term. This year they will work with all year groups rather than just a few for the whole year depending on the need of the teacher and the children. One of the coaches specialises in Gymnastics and Dance and so this skill will be fully utilized.



After School Clubs


We are still trying to extend our range of after school clubs this year with parents paying a minimal amount. A very small amount of the funding has been used to cover any shortfall in the cost of the club and the cost of the coach providing the club.



Change for Life Club


This club aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity by less active children in Year 3 and 4. This lunchtime club has proved very successful in previous years and we hope to run it again in the new year. Children are chosen to attend the club who we feel would benefit from it and no child that is invited to join it has to participate. The club will be run by Year 6 champions who had specialised training last year.



Diddi Dance


During all of the Spring Term, both morning and afternoon Nursery children will participate in a weekly movement session called Diddi Dance. We use our Sports Funding to pay for this. Diddi dance classes are designed to help younger children enhance their co-ordination and rhythm. Diddi Dance uses ribbons and hoops to help the children get the most from the music as well as using some other fun props. Dance themes include salsa, hip hop, tap and disco so the children also learn about lots of music and dance styles as well as having fun.



Skipping skills


In the new year we shall be having the company Skip-Hop joining us for a few days to teach the children a wide range of skipping skills. We have used this company for many years now with very pleasing results. Most children can now skip in the school as a result of this and being given the opportunity to skip at both playtime and lunchtime every day. By using this company, we can build on previous skills learnt.



Bexley Primary Sports Council


We pay £100 fee from our Sports Funding to the Bexley Primary Sports Council to cover our continued membership. BPSC provides competitions for schools in the Borough for us to enter should we wish to. The fee covers the cost of trophies and medals that are awarded to participants in the competitions.



Contact Details


Miss Flynn, PE Leader, is available to answer any queries regarding PE and the use of the Sports Premium Funding.






Sports Premium - Previous Years


Financial Year

2013/14 Academic Year

Payment Date



Sept 2013 to March 2014

1 Oct 2013



April to Aug 2014

30 April 2013




(Allocations for the academic year 2013/14 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception as recorded on January 2013 census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8000 plus £5 per eligible pupil and schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil. For Pelham Primary School this results in a total allocation of £9240.)


The Plan

The funding will be targeted to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision to ensure:-

· improved confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school;

· pupils have a very good understanding of healthy lifestyles which will result in a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school and beyond.



To enable these outcomes to be met the grant will fund:-

· Hire of qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE.

· CPD for all staff with an emphasis on dance and gymnastics.

· CPD for KS1 staff to develop children’s ability in agility, balance and co-ordination.

· Workshops for the children in skipping skills.

· Improving existing resources/equipment for teaching PE.

· Training for support staff including mid-day supervisors on active lunchtimes.

· Increasing participation in school sport by offering a range of after school clubs.

· Providing opportunities for children to compete in in-house competitions, this will move on to competitions against other schools.


Impact and Outcomes

The impact and outcomes will be measured by:-

· A greater confidence in planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons.

· A deeper understanding of the expectations of the new Primary PE curriculum 2014.

· Increased pupil participation in PE and Sport, including links to local clubs and organisations.