Sports Premium

Primary School's Sports Funding
What is the Sports Premium?

Since 2013 the Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum. This year it remains the same, however, with the new 'Sugar Tax' schools may see this increase in the forthcoming academic year 2017-18.
This year the money is the same as last year and is allocated to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
 This funding will be allocated to primary school
Headteachers with there PE co-ordinators to spend.

PE and Sports Grant Allocation and Provision 2017/18
Sports Grant Impact 2016/17.docx

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the three academic years.

Schools will 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. Possible uses for the funding can include:

  •   hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  •   new or additional Change4Life sport clubs

  •   paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

  •   providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in


  •   running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games

  •   buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for


  •   providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

    At Poplar, we have agreed that the money must be used so that:

  •   all children can benefit regardless of sporting ability

  •   that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced


  •  that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional


    Our schools overall aims:
    1. Improve the quality of the school P.E. programme by:

    •   Delivering P.E. focused staff training through staff meetings and INSET days

    •   Employment of sports specialists to teach pupils and to team teach/ deliver CPD to staff

    •   Investigating and explore good practice from other schools to further improve our P.E. curriculum

    •   Maintaining our status with the  Sainsburys Silver School Games mark school based on our sports delivery through Idsall Partnership Inter games and PE Coach for Intra games. Aiming for Gold mark 2017-18

    •   Supporting teacher planning and assessment with high quality materials and resources.

    • Purchasing high quality, approved resources to support the delivery of PE across the school. 

    •  Ensuring that all aspects of our PE provision are sufficiently embedded to meet the challenges of our expanding school.

      2.  At Poplar we are very proud of our club provision. In addition we would like to maintain our broad range of traditional and modern sports clubs to develop children’s skills and involvement in sport.

      3. Provide additional training and access to competition for children in school teams to develop their skills as part of our gifted and talented focus

      4.Continue to enter teams into a wide range of school sport competitions.

      5.Continue with our intra-school sport competitions, so as to provide further competitive opportunities for children within the school.

      6. Deliver an exciting and memorable sports days and a range of other whole school sporting events (Skipping day, ‘Ashes’ tournament etc.)

      7. Maintain our designated Sports notice board area, ensuring that children are motivated and constantly aware of our sporting progress and success as a school, thus helping to maintain the high profile of sport in the school.

      8. To develop the leadership skills of our senior students, so that they are equipped to become playtime leaders and coaches, in line with Olympic values.

PE Report Spring 2018