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Sports Premium

Primary Sports Premium 

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government provides funding per annum to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How do we spend the money?

At Downsell primary we use the Sports Premium funding to:

• Maintain membership in the Waltham Forest School Sports Network (WFSSN)
• Provide comprehensive extra-curricular sports club provision for KS1 and 2
• Hire specialist Sports and P.E. coaches to promote sporting activities over lunch
• Pay for professional development opportunities in P.E/Sports for school staff
• Buy additional quality assured professional development modules and/or resources and materials for P.E./Sport.
• Acquire quality assured P.E./Sports equipment and resources to enhance the quality of support for least able and SEND pupils. 
• Release time for P.E. Co-ordinator

Measuring the impact of Primary Sports Premium spending

The school will evaluate the impact on pupils at the end of each term and will target individuals and groups in order to raise their sporting achievement. We monitor the training and external agencies through observation and outcomes for pupils.

Impact on teaching and learning

So far since spending our allocated funds, we have seen a marked improvement  in children’s, enjoyment, participation and learning in PE, as well as a pleasing increase in children’s sports and PE skills and physical agility across a wide range of sports and PE areas.

This is largely due to spending part of the fund to increase the variety of extra-curricular activities for children in Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2. As well as increasing our membership package with Waltham Forest’s Sports Network, allowing us to sign up for more sports competitions, which in turn provided a larger number of children in Key Stages 1 and 2 with the opportunity to participate in a wider range of sports competitions.  

​We have also seen a marked increase of children signing up for and participating in extra-curricular sports activities increased, which has raised our participation levels by 8% on the previous year. As our sports coaches are on hand during Key Stage 2 lunch time play, children are now requesting to participate in a range of sports activities during lunchtime play, which has also increased their physical ability, PE/sports skills and their enthusiasm and enjoyment during PE and sports lessons. At Downsell Primary we value the contribution and the benefits of extra-curricular activities that promote fitness and well-being. 

Click below to view our PE and Sports grant 2016-2017:

  -PE and Sports Grant 2016 - 2017.pdf-  

Click below to view our PE and Sports grant 2017-2018:

To be uploaded...

Click below to view our PE and Sports grant 2018-2019:

  -Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium for 2018 - 2019.pdf-  

Page updated: September 2019

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