High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

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High Stile, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EB

Tel: 01371 872340

Sports Premium

Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2019/20

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding for the academic year of 2019/2020 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

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.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Provide staff with professional development
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Introduce new activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities
  • Enter or run more sports competitions
  • Partner with other schools to run sports activities
  • Embed physical activity throughout the day through active playgrounds
  • Raise attainment in primary school swimming

How we are spending the Sports Funding and who benefits?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, that staff have access to working alongside specialists and have opportunities for training, that there are a greater variety of extracurricular opportunities for PE/sport, that a high proportion of children are given opportunities to compete in tournaments and competitions and that swimming is continued to be offered to all children.

The table below shows how we are spending the sports funding during 2019/2020. This year our school received £20 000 Sports Funding.

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Employing a dedicated PE teacher for four afternoons a week.
Our dedicated PE teacher oversees PE in school and coordinates all of the clubs and competitions. She selects and trains children for these competitions. She creates opportunities for more children to participate in sport in school by organising inter – class and inter-school friendly competitions as well as Level 1, 2and 3 inter school competitions. She has overarching responsibility for all of the PE teaching and teachers in school and for the clubs. She identifies gifted and talented pupils in sport and keeps a record of their achievements both inside and outside of school.

Cost of dedicated PE teacher for 2 afternoons administration £5000

Providing a greater number of places for after school sports clubs
Our school has always offered a variety of sports clubs. This year there will be six sports clubs a week after school which will change depending on the season and the competition schedule. There will also be lunchtime sporting clubs for children.


Last year 79% of KS2 children and 39% of KS1 children attended at least one extracurricular sports club. This is an increase of 34% in KS2.
These were the clubs that were offered:
KS1- Gymnastics, Dance, Multi skills
KS2- Gymnastics, Dodgeball, Sportshall Athletics, Multi Skills, Cross Country, Rugby, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rounders, Athletics, tennis, Rapid Fire Cricket and Kwik Cricket

Cost of PE coordinator to administer and run the clubs £5000
Hiring a Schools Sports Co-ordinator
Our consortium of local primary schools have employed the services of a school’s sport co-ordinator. He not only delivers in school training for staff but sports sessions for pupils. He also co-ordinates many of the local competitions so that more children can compete. Competitions last year included:
Level 1
Cross Country
Level 2
Football Y5 boys
Football Y5/6 Girls
Dodgeball Y6
Dodgeball Y3/4
Cross Country KS2
Archery Y5
Sportshall Athletics Y4
Sporthall Athletics Y6
Gymnastics KS2
Tennis Y4 and 6 boys
Yennis Y4 and 6 girls
3Ts cricket KS1
Rapid Fire Cricket Y4 boys
Kwik Cricket Y6 boys
Rounders Y6
Athletics KS2
Level 3
Football Y6 boys
Football Y4 Boys
Football Y5/6 Girls
Dodgeball Y6
Dodgeball y3/4
Sportshall Athletics Y4
Sportshall Athletics Y5/6
Cross Country KS2
Swimming KS2
Hockey Y5/6
Tag Rugby Y3/4
Tag Rugby Y6
High Five Netball Y6
3Ts Cricket KS1
Rapid Fire Cricket Y3/4
Kwik Cricket Y6 girls
Kwik Cricket Y6
Rounders Y6

83% of KS2 children and 59% of KS1 children represented the school in at least one competition in 2017/2018 This is an increase in KS2 from 52% last year. KS1 has remained the same.

Children also competed in 10 friendly fixtures against neighbouring schools to give them more opportunities to represent the school in sport.
Children also performed in the Dunmow Carnival, the KS1 Dance Show and the School Summer fete
Children were also able to create and present multi skills activities for a KS1 multi skills afternoon. All KS2 pupils competed in interform sports competitions – Dodge ball, netball, rounders and Sports Day. All KS1 pupils participated in Sports Day

Cost of hiring a school’s sport coordinator = £929
We were awarded the Sainsbury’s Gold Kite Mark award last year
Playleaders and games at lunchtime
A member of staff is paid to co-ordinate and organise the Playleader scheme. These playleaders lead other children in games and support them with sports skills. Lunchtime sports activites are available to raise the number of minutes children can be active throughout the day. These include: football, cricket, rounders, skipping, tennis, basketball, table tennis, badminton and volleyball.
Cost of member of staff to facilitate playleaders scheme and additional lunchtime staff support the use of equipment which allows children the opportunities to use basketball, volleyball, cricket, football, tennis and table tennis.
Cost of lunchtime staff who support the playleaders £4000
Swimming
Sports premium money is used to provide additional top up lessons to y6 pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.
£2000
Transport to Competitions
We regularly use the community mini bus but sometimes have to hire coaches to competitions. We intend to use £2000 of our sports premium funding towards this transport cost.
Coaching Courses for Teachers
We intend to hold coaching courses in school for teachers and to send teachers to coaching courses to increase their skills.
We have put aside £1000 to cover the cost of these courses

Overview of PE