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PE & Sport Premium

St Mary’s Primary School has received £19,910 of funding from the Government known as the ‘Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium’ that must be ring-fenced to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils in our school so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.

We are spending this money on a qualified dance teacher to provide the pupils in our school with high quality PE in lesson times and after school.

  • The impact of this has been that children from across the school (aged 4-11) have attended dance performances at public events (Victoria Hall: Dance 18, the Artskool Project at the Victoria Hall and also performed dance routines for shows in front of parents).

We fund cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and school sport.

  • Staff are aware of the expectations for the new curriculum and can work in partnership with each other and other schools including local high schools.
  • Staff have been trained to coach cycling and in bike maintenance to ensure that equipment is used and maintained and children’s skills are developed.  Staff have also received specialised training from a trained gymnast to help to deliver high quality lessons.

We have purchased a range of equipment that is required to deliver the new curriculum including appropriate kit and costumes where staff identified that this was needed.

  • PE kit boxes available in each year group to ensure that participation in sport is possible, dance costumes have been purchased to facilitate children’s participation in dance and new equipment purchased to ensure that children can meet the expectations of the new curriculum.
  • PE kit for school representatives has been purchased to give the feeling of team spirit and to unite the children to feel proud of themselves and when representing the school. Football kit is due to be purchased to encourage team spirit and a school sportsmanship.

We are increasing pupils’ participation in national school games competitions by paying transport costs to take pupils to competitions.

  • All children that wish to attend events can now do so as transportation is no longer a barrier.

We are members of the Tunstall Primary School Sports Association and have signed up to the national programme, Sainsbury’s School Games.

  • A range of events are organised by TPSSA and attended: cross country races, healthy school festivals, Northwood athletics, school swimming gala and multi-skills festivals.

Competitions that pupils are participating in 2017-18 included:

  • cross country for the school and town
  • Paralympic events
  • multi-skills festivals
  • indoor athletic event
  • football competition
  • netball competition
  • a swimming gala for the school
  • athletics for the school.

We are using it to provide a wider variety of sports in our school and to strengthen links with external sports clubs.

  • A range of sports activity after school clubs has been provided along with dance classes for children aged 4-11 and additional swimming lessons for ks2 children (offered to Y4 and 5 during the summer term).

We are targeting a variety of groups of pupils, including those who are least active, to participate in sport.

  • Attending change 4 life events, purchased additional swimming to help enable all of our children to achieve the national expectations by the end of ks2, paying for transport to events.

To raise the profile of PE and sport certificates, trophies, awards and medals are purchased to build confidence, ensure that children feel valued and to celebrate achievements across the school.

  • Children feel proud to have represented the school and have a physical reminder of their achievements. Certificates, medals and trophies are awarded during celebration assembly to raise the profile of PE and extra-curricular sports.

 Year 6 swimming:

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below*:

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?



The impact that this funding has on our pupils’ Physical Education and sport participation is to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles by greater participation in school sport and competitions, using PE and school sport to extend their learning in other subject areas such as maths, participating in an increased diversity of sports in a rich and engaging curriculum, receiving high quality PE teaching and sports activities.

We aim to use/prolong the sports premium funding by building partnerships with local high schools and/or academies to provide specialist PE provision in a range of PE curriculum areas over the coming year.

All of the PE funding is spent in the ways mentioned previously to ensure that the children's participation in sport is sustained and that the Olympic legacy- to inspire a generation of children to participate in sport- continues.

Miss J Breed

PE Coordinator