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What is the Sports Premium Grant?
The Government introduced a Sports Premium Grant for schools in September 2013.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The Government is spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. New funding has since been provided for the foreseeable future.
The objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching.
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils.
  • For schools to understand and value the benefit of high quality PE and sport.
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport.


Woodgate PE and Sports Premium report for Governors


2017/18 - £15,406


2018/19 - £19,442


Developing Staff Skills and Expertise


We have used some of our Sports premium funding to employ a sports coach for 3 days a week, to team teach P.E. to 10 out of 12 of our classes. The teachers work alongside the Sports Coach to develop their own skills and expertise. This is allowing staff to become more skilled at delivering P.E. and sports.


During Autumn 1 2018, the Sports Coach (SC) has worked alongside one of our Recently (RQT) Qualified Teachers – SC has taught/modelled the P.E. lesson with one Year 5 class, then in the second session the RQT has taught the same lesson with the second group of Year 5 children.


Our RCT has found this 1:1 support very useful, commenting that after little formal PE training at college, the last term has given him more confidence in planning and delivering PE lessons.


Fitness Club


We have used some of our sports premium funding to identify and work with pupils who will benefit from additional physical activity each week. A group of children from across the school work with SC to develop their fitness levels and stamina for exercise. This has been successful in improving self esteem and confidence as well as improving health and fitness.


A mix of 16 girls and boys from across Key Stage 2 that meet second lesson every Monday 10:50 - 11.30am.


This academic year, our SC is using part of the Health-Related Exercise P.E. Scheme (written by the Newman Catholic Collegiate). The children will take a fitness test at the beginning and end of each term – this fitness test covers Speed, Cardio-Vascular Endurance, and Muscular Endurance and Co-ordination.


Each test lasts 1 minute each, the children work in pairs, rotating around each around stations and recoding their results on a table like the one below. We are hoping that this will give us some measurable data to show impact and will motivate the children as they compare their own scores term on term and see progress/success for themselves.


G&T Sports


We have used some of our Sports Premium to employ SC to run our Gifted and Talented Sports group.

A mix of 16 girls and boys from across Key Stage 2, each Tuesday between 10.50am and 11.30am. The children are taught a range of sports and games skills, while considering how developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance can improve an individual’s performance.


Last Autumn term the G&T Sports group focused on the skills required for football, netball, handball and basket ball, they also learnt about the principles of attacking and defending within these sports.


Last Spring term the G&T Sports group focused on badminton, tennis and table tennis. The year 5 and 6 children took part in a badminton tournament against other local schools at the end of January. The children played both singles and pairs badminton.


During the Summer term the children focused on striking and fielding games including rounders and cricket. Year 6 children then took part in a rounders tournament against other schools.


Structured Lunchtime Sporting activities


We have used some of our Sports Premium Sports to employ coaches to provide structured physical activity sessions for KS2 during the lunchtime. Activities run on a time tabled rotation so all classes can assess the different sports. Activities and rotation changed termly. Activities include, cricket, rounders and basketball.





2018/19 Academic year.


We currently have 44% of our Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety expectations.


Our Year 5 children go swimming every Thursday in differentiated swimming groups. During the Summer term children from the present Year 6 class that haven’t met the National Curriculum standard in swimming, will be joining the Year 5 children for extra swimming lessons.

PE and Sports Premium Funding