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Sports Funding

We love sports at St Matthew's and enjoy taking part in a range of PE and Sports events.  We are now in receipt of 'Sports Premium' money....and here's how we spend it....



The terms & conditions of the grant state that schools have to publish information on their website and the amount of premium received:-

  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
  • what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
  • how many pupils within their year 6 cohort can do each of the following:
    • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • use a range of strokes effectively
    • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

The information on the advice of spending the PE funding including the 5 key indicators also remain unchanged.


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

For example, funding can be used to:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


For example, funding can be used to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in school games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

PE & SPORTS PREMIUM 2017-2018 - Autumn Term 2017

PE & SPORTS PREMIUM 2016-2017   (£8,878)

Area of Focus





(Sign-posts to

our sources of evidence)

Action Plan


(Based on our review, key actions identified to improve our provision)


Effective Use of the Funding


(Summary of how our funding has been used to support delivery of our Action Plan)




(Spend on each area)



(The difference it has made / will make)



1) Increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics






Schools own data / registers

Review the quality of our curriculum including:

  • Breadth and Balance (Statutory Entitlement – Sept. 2014)
  • Time available
  • Quality of teaching and learning                  (Lesson planning and observation)
  • Staff Professional Learning
  • Access to facilities / resources
  • Pupil needs (Pupil Voice)
  • Other


  • Employing specialist teachers of Physical Education
  • Improving staff professional learning to upskill teachers and teaching assistants




  • Increased pupil participation
  • Enhanced, inclusive curriculum provision
  • More confident and competent staff
  • Enhanced quality of teaching and learning
  • Increased capacity and sustainability
  • Improved standards
  • Positive attitudes to health and well-being
  • Improved behaviour and attendance
  • Improved pupil attitudes to PE
  • Positive impact on whole school improvement

2) Extra-Curricular



  • Lunchtime registers
  • After school registers
  • Pupil Voice data

Review the quality of our extra-curricular provision including:

  • Range of activities offered
  • Ensure the enhancement and extension of our curriculum provision
  • Inclusion
  • The promotion of active, healthy lifestyles
  • Quality and qualifications of staff providing the activity
  • The time of day when activities are offered
  • Access to facilities (on-site / off-site)
  • Pupil needs/interests (Pupil Voice)
  • Partnerships and links with clubs
  • Talent provision
  • Staff Professional Learning


  • Employing local coaches to provide extra-curricular sporting opportunities
  • Providing high quality professional learning for adults supporting learning to run sports teams, after school clubs and intra-school opportunities
  • providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support


 included in 1) above

  • Increased pupil participation
  • Enhanced, extended, inclusive extra-curricular provision
  • More confident and competent staff
  • Enhanced quality of delivery of activities
  • Increased staffing capacity and sustainability
  • Improved standards
  • Positive attitudes to health and well-being
  • Clearer talent pathways
  • Increased school-community links

3) Participation and success in competitive school sports


(Includes increased numbers of pupils participating in an increased range of competitive opportunities as well as success in competitions)

  • Schools own data / registers
  • Calendar of events / fixture lists
  • School Games
  • Review our strategy for engaging in competition
  • Engage more staff / parents / volunteers / young leaders
  • Improve links with other schools
  • Satellite clubs
  • Paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions
  • Paying for transport for fixtures and festivals


£ 225.00.

  • Increased pupil participation
  • Extended provision
  • Clearer talent pathways


4) How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become





  • Curriculum plan
  • Long, medium and short-Term plans
  • Planning for MA & T and SEND pupils


Review the quality of our curriculum including:

  • Breadth and Balance
  • Accessibility of all the activities
  • Use of TA’s to support learning
  • Quality of teaching and learning                 
  • Staff Professional Learning
  • Access to facilities / resources
  • Pupil Needs (Pupil Voice)
  • Other

Check equipment to ensure it meets the needs of our pupils

Ensure our Whole School Inclusion Policy refers to PE

  • Purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a fully inclusive curriculum
  • CPD for staff to increase subject knowledge and confidence in PE



£ 946.00

  • A more inclusive curriculum which inspires and engages all pupils
  • More confident and competent staff
  • Enhanced quality of teaching and learning
  • Increased capacity and sustainability


5) Partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners

  • Membership of networks
  • School / Subject Action Plans / minutes
  • Attendance at PE Forums
  • School – club Links data
  • Governors’ minutes / reports
  • Review our partnerships and membership of networks
  • Identify any new possible partnerships




  • Participate in existing local sports networks

£ 20.00

  • Increased staff knowledge and understanding
  • More sustainable workforce
  • Enhanced quality of provision
  • Increased pupil participation in competitive activities
  • Increased range of opportunities
  • The sharing of best practice
  • Increased pupil awareness of opportunities available in the community

6) Links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills (SMSC)




  • Whole School Plan / SEF
  • PE Subject Plan
  • Whole school policies / PE policies


  • Review the contribution of PE& Sports to whole school priorities
  • Meet with other Subject Co-ordinators and share the contribution PE & Sport makes across the curriculum
  • Other Subject Co-ordinators to identify how their subject areas can contribute to learning in PE
  • Share effective practice
  • Ensure professional learning opportunities are provided as required to up skill staff
  • Identify the positive impact that PESS has on:
  • Academic achievement                     (e.g. literacy and numeracy)
  • Behaviour and safety
  • Attendance
  • Health and well-being
  • SMSC
  • Employing specialist PE coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge
  • Ensuring that once subject knowledge is secure, all staff  support and implement cross curricular learning

 included in 1) above 


  • Whole school targets met more effectively
  • Academic achievement enhanced
  • Pupils understand the value of PE to their learning across the school
  • Staff across  the school can start to make the links across subjects and themes including PE
  • Pupil concentration, commitment, self-esteem and behaviour enhanced
  • Positive behaviour and a sense of fair play enhanced
  • Good citizenship promoted