Sports Premium

Primary Sports Premium 2016/7 

For 2016-7, we have been awarded £8865 to spend on providing high quality PE and Sport at Courtney Primary. This comprises £8,000 per annum lump sum and, in addition, £5 per pupil.

Vision Statement:  Participate, Perform, Progress

At Courtney Primary School, Physical Education (PE) and Sport play an integral role in making our vision statement a reality for pupils, of all abilities, to achieve their potential and to promote lifelong participation.

PE and Sport provide our children with opportunities to develop the important qualities of self-control, determination, communication, team work and commitment. This should lead to improved concentration, attitude and achievement in all aspects of their personal development.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of PE and Sport in primary schools.  We are committed to using this funding to enhance our provision of high quality PE, both within and beyond the curriculum and to add to our existing resources.

To support us in achieving this, we are using a proportion of our funding to belong to the Grange School Sports Partnership. This gives us access to greater participation in inter-school competition across a range of sports, specific training for staff, coaching for children, purchasing new resources and promoting physical activity both in and out of school. (See provisional list at the end of this document) 


Developing PE at Courtney Primary School  

We will develop teaching and learning, progress and achievement in PE at Cortney Primary School

High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education

  • Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons
  • Wide range of training opportunities for staff in PE and Sport
  • High quality resources
  • Lesson observations and sharing of best practice
  • Regular fundamental skills assessment to enable tracking and monitoring of all pupils


Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

  • School based intervention strategies
  • Change 4 Life club opportunities to encourage participation and enjoyment in physical activities
  • Playground Leaders
  • Two hours curriculum PE
  • Extra-curricular sports clubs


 Spending Plans for 2016-7




The Grange Sports Partnership

To support the development & deployment of PE & sport provision


PE leader to attend partnership network meetings x 3 @ £75

To develop subject leadership of PE Leader


PE leader to attend PE conference

To develop subject leadership of PE Leader


Senior SMSA to lead team games during the lunch hour

To develop high quality team games with children


Introduce Maypole Dancing

To provide an exercise club which appeals to children who may be reluctant to get involved with traditional sports  £348

Specialist PE coach

To lead five after school clubs per week


PE coach training and liaison time with PE Lead

30 hours @ £15

To develop progression between PE coach and teacher-led sessions. To develop assessment system for PE coach sessions.


Swimming subsidy – No cost for swimming lessons

To ensure every child can swim a minimum of 25m by the end of Y6.


 Real PE

To introduce REAL PE - training and resources


 The total expenditure, £11,013 exceeds the Sports Premium as it has been enhanced by the school's main budget.


The Grange Sports Partnership provides:

  • Competitions – School Games levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Training opportunities for staff
  • High quality sports coaching
  • Curriculum support and developmental opportunities
  • Gifted and Talented and Inclusion opportunities
  • Network support 
  • Resources
  • Fundamental skills programme (delivered through Infant Agility & Y3/Y4 & Y5/6 Athletics Challenges)
  • Best practice
  • Links with National Governing Bodies 
  • OFSTED/Kitemark support


 Impact of Sports Premium 2015-6

 Self-evaluation evidence to the end of March 2016 shows that:

  • 59.5% of children have accessed at least one after-school sports club
  • 80% of Y6 children can swim 25m
  • As a result of the continued sports premium we have been able to offer free after school sports clubs to all year groups. 
  • The clubs have been incredibly successful and consistently full. We hold waiting lists for children who have not obtained a place to ensure they are given an opportunity in the future.
  •  Both KS1 and KS2 staff strongly agree that the children’s skills have been improved as a   result of the coaching they have been given a strong starting point to build on.  
  • All staff agree the needs of all children have been well catered for and the children look forward to engaging in sporting activities.
  • Feedback from gymnastics coaching; all staff felt more confident in their teaching of gymnastics.  Staff felt they are able to progress a particular skill ensuring all groups of children are challenged. Staff felt they were given good practical ideas which would help support and develop their practice.
  • We have taken part in numerous sporting activities facilitated by the Grange Partnership, of which we are a member.
  • Several teaching staff have taken advantage of the training opportunities offered through the Grange Partnership and have increased their expertise in an area of their selection.
Next Steps for 2016-7

Adopt Real PE from September 2016 as part of our curriculum redevelopment. This will:

  • develop lifelong and universal, rather than game-specific, skills
  • allow children to share ownership and responsibility for their skill development
  • develop learning skills which can be transferred to learning in the classroom
  • develop a love of sport which is based on inclusive principles