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Sports Premium Funding 2016 – 2017


Our allocation this year is £9775


As in previous years, we are going to continue to use the majority of our Sports Premium Funding to provide coaches from Teach School Sport.  Both the children and staff have benefitted greatly from this excellent service over the last few years and we have noticed a huge improvement in the children’s abilities and skills.  The coaches will continue to work alongside our teachers to develop, support and give them plenty of teaching ideas to use during their teaching of PE lessons. 


In the Autumn Term 2016, Year 1, Year 5 and Year 6 will have a weekly coach provided by Teach School Sport. All other year groups get supported by a coach at least once every half term to build and develop their plans.  Teach School Sport have also provided an additional coach during the Spring Term to support many staff in the teaching of gymnastics.


Again, 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 in the area that they need to develop.


After School Clubs


We have tried to widen 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 March 2017 a member of staff and three Year 5 children will be having training in order to be able to run a ‘Change for Life’ club during lunchtimes during the Spring and Summer Terms. The club will be starting in March and focus on some Year 3/ 4 children who will be targeted to join in the club to encourage a healthy lifestyle.




Diddi Dance


During the Spring Term, 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.


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.


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.



Sports Premium 2014 Update


Staff CPD

A staff audit was carried out to identify training needs, many members of staff were sent on a range of training courses to develop/refresh their skills. Some of these courses had a cost and both this and the supply cover was paid for out of the Sports Premium funding - £1700.

‘Sharing Good Practice’ is a system used within the school and the PE Subject Leader was able to take PE lessons in various classes whilst the class teacher observed. This proved hugely successful and assisted teachers in their teaching of high quality PE, not to mention raise their confidence. Money for supply cover was used to release the PE Subject Leader from class. - £500.



Coaches from Teach School Sport worked alongside teachers in various year groups to give support and guidance on teaching aspects of a particular sport and to assist the teacher in extending their own skills. Teachers were part of each session :

  • Year 3 and Year 5 were taught cricket skills during the Summer Term – £2100

· Year 1 were supported to develop general PE skills during the Summer Term - £1000

· Y2 had specialist football coaches to work alongside the teachers from GT Sport - £700

· Y4 had a tennis coach from Oakwood Tennis Club to support teachers in developing tennis skills - £600

  • Every class in the school had a dance workshop during our themed week ‘Disney.’ - £500


In April 2014 we had a two day skipping workshop. Every class had a skipping session with a skipping coach to develop co-ordination and develop skills. The Midday Supervisors also received training in skipping and how to support children at lunchtimes. Many children purchased their own ropes to use at playtimes and all KS2 classes were provided with 2 long ropes to be used for playtimes/lunchtimes. -£800



The rest of the funding was used to provide a new dance scheme for the entire school, a new up-to-date edition of the Safe Practice in PE book and new skipping ropes to develop skipping during PE lessons and at playtimes.

This information was shared with the School Governors on 4th December 2014 to ensure they had been kept up to date with how the funding had been spent.





Use of Coaches to Continue To Support Teaching Staff

To continue to build on the skills developed by the children last year and teachers’ own knowledge and understanding, this year we have used a large portion of our sports funding to employ Teach School Sport to support and work alongside teaching staff.

Within this, we have a qualified coach working once every half term with every class teacher to plan and develop a scheme of work for the following 6 weeks. We also have weekly coaches to work alongside the class teachers in Year 1 and Year 6 to ensure High Quality PE and to develop CPD for the class teachers.

During the Summer Term, the coaches will be working alongside teachers in supporting Year 4 in cricket sessions.



During March, we shall have another 2 day skipping workshop to extend further the skills children learnt last year and to encourage children to be active during playtimes.


Change for Life Club

This club aims to increase participation in sport and physical activity by less active children. In February 2015 a member of staff and four Year 5 children will be having training in order to be able to run a ‘Change for Life’ club during lunchtimes. The club will be starting in March and focus on some Year 3/ 4 children who will be targeted to join in the club to encourage a healthy lifestyle.


Contact Details

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