PE Sport Funding

Belford Primary School received £8,550 in 2016 – 2017 to support PE and sport in school.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers

  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example we can use the funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively

  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport support and involve the least active children in after school clubs.

  • run sport competitions

  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • run sports activities with other schools

In 2016-17 we spent the funding on:

  • Qualified coaches to deliver PE lessons and provide CPD for staff.
  • Participation in inter-school sporting events.
  • Providing sporting after school clubs.

 Impact of funding:

  • Every child from Nursery to Year 4 does a minimum of two hours of curriculum PE each week.

  • 71% of children participated in an extra-curricular sports club in 2016/2017. These included gymnastics, netball, tennis cricket, rugby and dance

  • Our children took part in eight different inter-school competition including Glendale Area Sports.

  • Our school has been awarded the Bronze School Games mark. This is a Government accredited scheme for schools which recognises our PE and sports provision

  • Having observed external PE coaches teaching the children tag rugby, gymnastics, dance, cricket, football and tennis, our teachers are now much more confident coaching these sports.

  • All children at Belford Primary school swim every week and become confident swimmers by the time they leave us in year 4.