Sports Funding 2015-2016

PE funding Academic Year 2015/16


PE funding Academic Year 2015/16


What did we want to do?

  1. Improve the quality and time spent on the delivery of PE to children, including after school clubs, so that all children have greater opportunities to reach their potential

  2. Improve the quality of teaching of PE in a sustainable fashion by providing sports specialists to work alongside all teaching staff.

  3. Improve resources to enable us to deliver quality PE

  4. Use technology to improve the quality of both teacher and peer assessment in PE

  5. Provide more opportunities for competitive sport

  6. Provide children with healthy sporting opportunities that are self funding and can be used by children and their families now and in later life

  7. Provide children with a healthy start to the school day by setting up an 'active' breakfast club

  8. Encourage children with specific skills to specialise through county opportunities

  9. Make closer links with the local community lasing together on a grant and encouraging children and families to make greater use of the local tennis club facilities

What did we decide to do? What did we spend the PE funding on?


Autumn term

  • We employed an expert PE teacher to deliver 1⁄2 day per week of PE, and after school clubs, to the children. This included CPD for the class teacher.

  • We employed a qualified football coach to deliver an after school football club

  • We employed a cross country specialist (and Olympic trainer) to run a cross country club and planned to host an inter school cross country event (postponed due to bad weather)

  • We held weekly before school fun runs and entered the Cheltenham Schools half marathon challenge

  • We hired the village Hall to provide sufficient space for PE activities

  • We updated our internal assessment tracker to show PE assessments and to begin to asses for depth

  • We part funded a healthy before school breakfast which allows children to engage in physical activities before school and provides toast and juice for all our before school fun runners.

  • We introduced an After School Club with an emphasis on physical activity ( funded by a lottery grant not Sports Premium)

  • We paid for an annual subscription to the outdoor facilities provided by our local Scout Centre ( funded by School Fund with non school uniform day donations)

Spring term


We continued with the provision that had been put in place in the Autumn term

In addition:


  • We entered the district cross country event

  • Year 6 children who were selected entered the country cross country event

  • We took part in a small schools football tournament

  • We signposted talented footballers in Year 4 and 5 for the district trials

  • We purchased additional material for outdoor activities and team building

  • We took part in the Stroud District Country Dancing Event


Summer term


In the summer term we intend to continue with the provision in place with cross country club changing to athletics.

In addition we will:

  • Address a training need that has been identified by using our specialist Sports Provider to provide CPD fr our After School Club leader

  • Engage children who are reluctant to participate in sport by providing fitness trackers

  • Purchase a comprehensive risk assessment package to further support outdoor learning

  • Source additional specialist support and CPD for KS2 multi sports

  • Attend an inter school sports event run by Pulsar

  • Take part in the district Athletic competition

  • Enable our talented swimmers to take par in a inter school event

  • Support parents with transport costs for swimming lessons ( the school's rural location makes all off site activities difficult to access)

  • Take part in Sports week with another local school

  • Invite a member of the Olympic Shot put team into school to visit the children and to work with the Athletics Club


What has been the impact so far?

  • Children have benefited from the input of a sports specialists improving skills and technical knowledge

  • Staff have enhanced their skills and knowledge to ensure a sustainable approach to PE, particularly in respect of planning for a PE lesson

  • By splitting Class One into two groups we have been able to provide appropriate coverage for EYFS and year One and greater challenge for Year 2

  • We have continued to offer modern dance in KS2 using the specialist skills of a student teacher: following on from additional specialist input last year boys continue to be very engaged in this

  • We are continuing to develop our use of the outdoor environment ensuring children are fit and healthy and are able to make accurate risk assessment when explore the area in their own time

  • Several children gained medals in the district cross county event and three Year 6's were selected for the county cross country competition (gaining 12.5% of the places that were available for the whole district).

  • 26 out of 53 children on roll now regularly join in the before school fun runs, as do some parents

  • 30 children took part in the Cheltenham half marathon event raising the profile of sport with families

  • One child plays for the schools county football team and anoter for a football academy

  • By asking for a minimal voluntary donation for sports clubs all pupils have an equal opportunity to be involved

  • Sport has been used effectively to enable our children to mix with children from other schools

  • Our children’s healthy and active lifestyle is evidenced by the fact that they are in no way representative of the county average of 30% obese children at primary age

Long term Impact:

  • Staff training ensures quality PE session can be delivered independently

  • Children are engaged in PE supporting a healthy lifestyle and positive attitudes to sport, including some where they had previously been reluctant to join in.

  • By entering more competitions children are being challenged and are aiming higher. This attitude to learning in sport can be applied to other areas.

  • Our sports provision is increasingly taking advantage of the local environment . In doing so we are encouraging children to understand local risks and ensure they can use their local area affectively beyond the school day.

  • Closer liaison with local facilities, such as the tennis club will help to ensure its continued use and sustainability.

  • Many of the adults in the surrounding area run for a hobby, children are already beginning to run with their parents following the introduction of cross country. This a sport that can be easily sustained into adult life.