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15th October 18
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The Sports Premium

What is the PE & Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding to provide new, 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


In 2017-18 we would expect to receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil which amounts to £17,230


Purpose of funding (Government Guidence)

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.

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 will we be 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.

At the top of the page we have shown how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2016-2017:

  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

The school has linked with the services of Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff . This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6.  Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.  We are able to do this as the school has purchased a package through the Wyre Fylde and Sports Premium Offer and ensures we are utilising the lump sum offered by the Government in an effective way.  The sports package has been designed to complement and enhance our PE Provision.


  • Providing places for pupils for after school sport club

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, however by investing in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses. See our extra curricular tab for more information.

  • Increasing participation in school sport

As well as working in partnership with Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership and Fleetwood Town the school has worked with the children to highlight potential areas for development to involve more children. This will include inter-school tournamnets both as part of the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership and the Poulton disctrict as well as intra-school tournments such as our sports day and summer football tournament. We will also be encouraging healthy competition during PE lessons as house teams compete against each other. This participation will continue to play a factor as we plan for next year and look to expand even further.   

  • Development of the Teaching Staff

Various members of staff have undergone various CPD sessions and which has helped improve the quality of teaching delivered within lessons.

For full details on the Grant follow the link on the Department for Education Website.

  • Sustainability 

Investments have been made in resources and in the up-skilling of staff to ensure that we see an impact throughout school in years to come.

Training opportunities for teaching staff, P.E Leaders and Senior Leaders is identified each year and acted upon to support them in continuing to drive the subject forward in school and keep a high profile in school for P.E.