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Physical Education at St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

Use of the Sports Premium Funding to enhance Physical Education at St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

Sports Premium is an allocated amount of funding given to schools by the Government to spend specifically on sports and fitness development. For 2016/17 we were allocated additional sports funding of £9,660, which allowed us to promote our School Value of ‘Health and Wellbeing’ through giving our pupils the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of extra-curricular sports clubs and sporting events throughout the school year. Between them, our PE team, comprising a specialist gym and dance instructor and specialist outdoor sports coach, ran eleven different clubs each week at lunchtimes and after school, all of which were offered free of charge to pupils, including dance, dodgeball, team building, cheerleading, football (girls and boys), running, athletics, rounders and scatterball. To further support our ethos of inclusion, we have monitored participation to our extra-curricular clubs and checked uptake and attendance of particular pupil groups to ensure that all groups of children are given opportunities to take part. The after school extra-curricular clubs have been attended by almost 300 pupils with many pupils attending more than one club. These clubs are offered in addition to the 2 sessions of PE per week (one hour of outdoor Games and one hour of Gymnastics / Dance) that all pupils from Y1-6 receive during curriculum time. In addition, our class teachers benefit from observing high-quality PE provision throughout the year as part of their continuing professional development. Our Physical Education programme plays an important role in helping us to fulfil our vision and values.  As a result of high quality PE provision and the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities available, over 90% of pupils have made at least expected progress in PE over the last year, virtually all pupils have met age-related expectations and a growing number are exceeding age-related expectations.

The PE team enhances the school’s PSHE curriculum by contributing to whole school assemblies focusing specifically on children’s achievements inside and outside of school; awards are presented to children for demonstrating excellence in their learning and for positive sporting conduct. Through the work of our Year 6 Sports Play Leaders, younger children are encouraged to learn and play a variety of playground games. This helps them to grow in confidence, build friendships and develop quality independent play. Through involvement with the local community, e.g. sporting fixtures with other local schools, pupils develop a greater awareness of the world around them. As part of our Healthy Schools status we encourage and educate the children on the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and positive lifestyle.

Sporting & Competitive Achievements

Through our competitive sports programme, children are encouraged to “Aim High” by giving 100% to their sport, to have fun, build relationships, learn from each other, develop self-esteem and improve their personal skills. During 2016 and 2017, 100% of children took part in an intra-school sporting event and KS2 children took part in nine different external sporting events including cross country, girls and boys football tournaments, dance festival, ERPSSA football league, district sports and dodgeball.

In January 2015 we were awarded the School Games Mark (Silver Level) – for commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. We are working towards achievement of the Gold Level award.

Partnership Work

Our school is part of the Elmbridge and Runnymede Primary Schools Sports Association which meets once a term to plan competitions for the children and share good practice. During the meetings a wide range of topics are discussed including the use of the Sports Premium and the new curriculum. We have found this beneficial as it has given our children the opportunity to participate regularly in inter-school competitions e.g. District Sports and cross-country events.  We have continued to extend our links within the community including Woking Football in the Community, Instep street dance and Bu’Sen Martial Arts School.


Expenditure of Sports Premium funding 2016 – 2017 (£9,660)

 Focus of expenditure




 Extra-curricular  opportunities



 4 after school and 4 lunchtime sports clubs   delivered each week by our sports coach.   No cost to pupils.

 Continued emphasis on tracking attendance   at clubs, particularly for vulnerable groups   to ensure all children have an opportunity   to attend throughout the year.

 Increased opportunities for all   children to participate in new   and engaging sports and   activities.

 CPD for class teachers


 Class teachers are given the opportunity to   observe high quality games & gym and   dance provision. Teachers will be enhancing   their own skills thereby ensuring   sustainability of high quality teaching in the   future.   

 Enhanced confidence and   understanding of the PE   curriculum skills map by all   teachers. Better understanding   of the assessment criteria for PE   by teachers, leading to pupils   making better progress in   developing skills

 External sports fixtures


 To allow children the opportunity to   participate in external sports fixtures

 Opportunities provided for more   children to take part in a   diverse range of sporting   fixtures.

 New sports resources   / equipment to   enhance the PE and   sports provision



 Audit existing resources and identify   equipment needed to further enhance the   provision for all children.

 Better range of equipment is   available providing   opportunities for higher quality   outcomes.

 Training and support   for the development   of  Y6 Sports Play   Leaders


 To help and encourage our younger children   to play organised games during break and   lunchtimes.

 Younger children learn to be   more focussed and purposeful in   their play and see older children   as role models for   sportsmanship and fair play.

 Older children – wellbeing /   self- esteem benefits from   helping younger pupils and   learning about responsibility.


Proposed expenditure of Sports Premium funding 2017 – 2018 (£19,390)

 Focus of expenditure



 Extra-curricular   opportunities


 A variety of after school and lunchtime sports clubs each week delivered by   our sports coach and PE leader. No extra cost to pupils.

 Swimming Catch-Up   programme – cost of   pool hire, instruction   and administration.


 Series of additional sessions to enable more children to achieve the expected   standard in swimming before leaving primary school. No extra cost to pupils.

 Resources and   administration for the   “physical 15”initiative   (including the Daily   Mile)


 This year 15 minutes of extra physical activity has been incorporated into the   lunchtime period. This started with the Daily Mile and further activities are   planned to be implemented throughout the year. Costs are to cover new   equipment & resources needed plus administration costs. E.g. New flags have   been purchased to mark out the Daily Mile course on the school field).

 CPD for class teachers


 Class teachers to observe high quality games & gym and dance provision.

 New sports resources   & kit


 To enhance the PE and sports provision providing a better range of equipment.

 External sports fixtures


 To allow children the opportunity to participate in external sports fixtures

 Training and support   for the development   of Y6 Sports Play   Leaders


 To encourage our younger children to be more focussed and purposeful in   their play by teaching them how to play organised games during break and   lunchtimes.





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