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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Weldon School Sports Premium Funding Statement 

Academic Year 2016 -17


What is the School Sports Premium?

As part of the Olympic legacy, the Department of Education and the Department of Health have made £150 million available to all primary schools in the United Kingdom. This equates to a grant of £8000 per school, plus an additional £5 per pupil in key stages one and two.


The funding is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on improving the provision of physical education, school sport and healthy, active lifestyles.


Suggested uses for the money include, but are not limited to:

• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs

• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport

• Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

• Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Initially planned as a two year scheme, it has recently been announced that the sports premium funding will continue until 2020.


The Sports Premium Grant

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) in previous years. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium per pupil. For

Weldon School this calculates as follows:

• Total number of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 in September 2015 = 179

• Total amount of Sports Premium Grant received (£8000 +(895) = £8895

The number of pupils at the establishment is based on September 2016 figures.

Therefore the number of pupils at the school in September 2016 will be used to allocate the amount of funding received in the 2017-18 academic year.



Weldon CE Primary School will receive £8895 Sports Premium Funding across the course of this academic year. As of March 2017, we have received £5189 of funding for this academic year, with a further £3706 due in May. 


The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:

All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.

Children are given the opportunity to compete and participate in PE during and beyond the school day.

Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

The PE curriculum map has been developed each year to reflect the changing needs of the pupils at the school. In addition to the PE specialist working alongside teachers half a day a week to allow sustainability, a further club by the specialist PE teacher is provided for the pupils to impact their learning opportunities. 


Extra-Curricular Sports Programme

So far this year children across KS1 and KS2 have had access to after school sports clubs such as Gymnastics, Basketball, karate, Zumba, athletics, and Dodgeball. Weekly level 1 competitions in a variety of different sporting disciplines have been led by a group of young leaders from years five and six throughout the year. Children have also regularly been given the opportunity to take part in inter-school competitions as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games and other cluster events, including Cross Country Running, indoor athletics, basketball and gymnastics. There also further competitions booked for later in the year including Welland Valley Athletics and a Swimming Gala. 


Sports Premium Impact Report for the academic year 2016 -17, reviewed March 2017


Developing learning and teaching through PE Specialists - Stevey T Training Educational Model

Weldon CE Primary School has bought into the Stevey T training educational model.


This allows a part time member of staff PEO (physical education Officer) to support the school for 4 hours per week across the academic year.


This member of staff works closely with our PE Subject Leader to develop high standards of delivery that can be offered by all teaching staff. The aim this year is to provide in school support for these teachers and teaching assistants to further embed outstanding Physical Education in the School, with a focus on delivering PE using recently bought schemes of work such as the Cambridgeshire scheme of work for physical education and Real PE, as well as how to best assess these using our whole school assessment systems.


Our PE Subject Leader and Physical Education Officer (PEO) track the delivery plan termly and assess and change accordingly. The PEO works alongside teachers on their delivery of Physical Education with a 6 week training programme for every teacher to up- skill them in PE and help with the suitability of Physical Education, with an emphasis on team teaching and collaborative planning, so that teachers have the confidence to effectively teach these units without support in future years. The use of the curriculum aware PEO will help to maintain Physical Education as a key subject in our school.


Throughout the year, the PEO acts as an additional point of contact for all school staff that have any questions or support needs around any aspect of school sport and PE, with the specialist knowledge and range of contacts giving the school greater potential to improve the breadth of its PE provision. 


Through the support of a PE Specialist, teaching staff have been up-skilled and their subject knowledge increased. Consequently the confidence of teachers to deliver high quality lessons has improved. 


This has impacted outcomes for pupils by:

• Taking admin work away from teachers to allow them to focus on curriculum delivery

• Providing better baseline measurements for assessing the impact of the sports premium funding and assessment of PE learning in general

• Improving PE provision and matching this to the national curriculum

• Providing pupils with better PE lessons and school sport, therefore better opportunities to develop athletic, personal and social skills.

• Providing a wider range of contrasting physical activity opportunities through after school clubs, allowing every single child to find an activity which suits their individual needs (for instance games such as basketball and dodgeball, alongside different skills such as karate) and develop a broader range of skills for life. In the first 4 terms of this year, 41% of key stage two children have already attended at least one of the clubs ran by the PEO, with two new clubs arranged for terms 5 and 6. 

• Increased motivation toward and ownership of learning in PE lessons through higher quality lesson delivery. 

• Cross curricular links and competitions, increasing sports awareness through the running of level 1 sports competitions weekly, managed by the PEO. 

  • Developing young sports leaders in upper key stage two, through organising and running level 1 sports competitions with the school sports crew on a Monday lunchtime. 


COTTSSP membership and PE equipment resources have: 

• Increased pupil confidence and enabled all willing children to participate in local cluster tournaments, through more regular opportunities given by school sports partnership organised events offered by the school.

• Provided increased access to paid participation through signposting families to other providers including Cross Country, Zumba, football, martial arts and gymnastics. 

  • By the investment in equipment it has improved the impact of both PE lessons and delivery of clubs in areas such as Gymnastics and Basketball, two events in which teams representing the school have progressed onto higher level or level 3 competition for the first time this year. 

• Included ‘off the couch’ more widely in our curriculum, through our Change 4 Life Club and other initiatives.

• Enabled all year 4/5 pupils to participate in one-day ‘bikability’ training 2016 and has provided a daily ‘Walking bus’ which promotes the use of walking to school throughout the year. 

Weldon CE Primary School successfully met the criteria to be awarded the Sainsbury’s Sports ‘bronze’ kite mark in September 2016 and we are hoping to meet the criteria of the ‘Sliver’ award by July 2016. Trophies and certificates are displayed with pride and the ‘Sports board’ celebrates all sporting achievement and participation across the year groups. Pupils are encouraged to wear correct PE kit with the School logo which Weldon School has for sport, particularly when attending after school tournaments.

Parental involvement is also very apparent at tournaments which the school values with regular updates on the school website.


How will we check its impact?

A named governor, the Headteacher and PE Subject Leader will be monitoring take up of clubs, observing lessons and talking to children about PE. 

Pupil Voice

A pupil survey amongst KS2 children was carried out in January 2017 and showed that:

95% of children enjoy PE and School Sports.

90% of children find PE lessons interesting.

65% of children have attended a level 2 school tournament.

53% of children have attended a level 1 school game with the sports crew so far this school year. All children participate both in our School Sports Day in July and also in our official School Games Day, which takes place on May 19th this year. 

62% of children attend a before or after school sports club organised by the school.

78% of children currently attend out school sports clubs.

This survey will be repeated in September 2017 to assess impact. 

A staff survey will be conducted in April 2017 to enable the school to assess the confidence of staff skills in their teaching of sport and PE, in order to direct remaining funding towards upskilling staff and improving PE provision even further.