PE & Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government provides primary schools with annual Primary PE & Sports Premium funding to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding amount received by schools is based upon the number of children of primary age at the school.  

The DfE Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is:

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective and indicators:

  • To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • The profile of PE and sport being 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

Archbishop Benson CoE Primary School has an excellent reputation for Sport and P.E. and we are proud of all of our sporting achievements. We welcome the additional funding which enhances our provision, year on year, and provides additional opportunities for increased participation in regular physical activity as well as competitive sport.

Our annual Sports & Competition Overviews with the Sports Premium folders demonstrates the successful impact of allocated Sports Premium funding to competitive sporting opportunities

Please see the Sports Premium Funding documents below.

The Pupil Group Participation Rates in Clubs document below demonstrates the successful impact of allocated Sports Premium in broadening the range of sports and activities open to all pupils right across the school

Please see the Pupil Participation Percentage Spreadsheet below.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life and sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding at Archbishop Benson and who will benefit?
Please see our Sports Premium Funding documents below.
Sports News
2018 - 2019 Sports Premium Documents
2017 - 2018 Sports Premium Documents
2016 - 2017 Sports Premium Documents

Our new PlayPod project 2017

For several years, we have wanted to create better play experiences for the children. Over 30% of our pupils had fed back to us, via the EoY pupil survey, that there was not a range of interesting things to do at playtimes and we wanted to respond this feedback . We held a staff training day in September 2016 to focus on high quality play & play supervision as staff feedback and pupil feedback had indicated that any friendship issues  or bullying we experienced were  generally directly linked to the lack of high-quality play opportunities in the playground, especially in the Juniors. We decided to invest £10K (£6K from FABB & £4K from Sports Premium) to initiate the use of a Play Pod to gradually transform play at lunchtimes enabling:

  • Happier children
  • Significantly fewer incidents and accidents
  • Children returning to class ready to learn
  • Empowered lunchtime staff
  • Positive parental responses

Below is a recent assembly powerpoint which celebrates the launch of the Playpod and shows how the scrap is being used to create happier children and a truly enriching play environment. We hope you enjoy it!

How some of our improvements so far will be sustainable in the future

  • Staff training and CPD opportunities in gymnastics and multi-skills during 2014 and 2015 have increased teachers' confidence and competence in these areas. These were both identified in a PE subject audit as areas that staff felt they would benefit from training in. This is designed to improve the delivery of both gymnastics and multi-skills for years to come.
  • Physical purchases using the sports premium funding, such as our outdoor table tennis tables, PE and Huff and Puff sheds, balance bikes and outdoor plug sockets, will lead to increased participation and better experiences for all children.
  • Minibus training of teachers has led to increased opportunities and participation for children which will continue in the future.
  • Our big focus for the 2016-17 year is investing in the REAL PE scheme of work, resources and training. All teachers received a full day's training in how to use this excellent scheme during an Inset day in September 2016. This will lead to improved quality, consistency and confidence in delivering the PE curriculum right across the school. 
  • 2017- The investment in  Scrapstore's Playpod for lunchtimes in the Key stage 2 playground is leading to increased physical activity for our older children. All the lunchtime staff have been trained in how to use the equipment safely and effectively. It is proving very popular with the children! 
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