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PE and Sport Premium Funding


What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium?

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 funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:


  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports

  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence

  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce

  • Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.


How we spent the funding in 2015-16 and the impact:

At Gurnard Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

All schools are required to publish details of how they spend PE and Sports Premium Funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.  In 2015-16 Gurnard Primary School received £9,376 in PE and Sports Premium Funding.  Our PE and Sport Funding has enabled us to continue to extend our provision through employing additional sports coaches, entering into more competitive sports events and training our teaching staff to deliver high quality PE sessions.





Impact on PE and sport participation

and attainment

Employment of 2 specialist sports coaches

£12,461 Provided a range of specialist coaching and enrichment activities for all year groups and CPD to teachers.  Currently applying for Sainsbury's School Games Gold Award.
Employment of specialist Dance Coach £6,000 Increased opportunities for developing core strength and the standards in dance teaching and learning.

Training for sports coaches

  • Level 2 Safeguarding
  • Multi Skills
  • Level 5/6 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism
£2,700 Provides high levels of confidence and expertise specialist knowledge to provide an extensive range of opportunities for all children to participate and excel in.
Contribution to travel costs (use of minibus and attendance at Island  and mainland fixtures) £500 Pupil participation rates increased in competitions, matches and fixtures at local and regional level.
Registrations and affiliations (cricket, football and swimming) £300 Increased pupil participation in sports competitions at local and area level.
Swimming lessons for Key Stage 2 pupils not yet able to swim 25m  £507 Provided specialist coaching and increased pupil participation and confidence. 
Chance to Shine Cricket - professional development for teaching staff and coaching sessions for pupils £110 Provided specialist coaching and increased pupil participation rates in competitions, matches and fixtures.  Increased involvement of least active pupils.
Participation in Junior Rock regional dance competition. £2,000 The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.  Core values of the competition promote healthy lifestyles.
Sailing for Year 6 pupils £200 Broader experience of sports offered to pupils for team building.
Scootabilty/Bikeability for Year 5 and 6 pupils. £100 In line with Active Travel Plan. Increased awareness of safety on and off the road.
Gifted and Talented Programme £200 Specialist coaching and increased participation in competitive sport for talented pupils.
Sports Equipment (indoor athletics and ballet barre) £500

Increased quality of equipment for PE sessions, training and competitive sport. Broader experience of sports offered to pupils.

                       Total spending








How we will spend the funding in 2016-17 and intended impact:

Our focus in allocating our PE and Sport Premium Funding for 2016-17 is to ensure that it is used to enhance, rather than maintain, our existing provision and to ensure that improvements are sustainable in the long term.  

Employing specialist qualified sports coaches

Gurnard Primary School employs two sports coaches and a specialist dance teacher to provide high quality PE coaching.  In 2016-17 we will be extending the hours of our sports coaches to enable them to also work with pupils in key stage 1.  Having achieved their Level 5 qualifications, our sports coaches will contribute to the professional development of both our teaching staff and those from other local schools.  


Facilitating after school sports clubs

Gurnard Primary School offers a wide range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Early Years and Key Stages 1 and 2. These clubs include the traditional sports like football, basketball, gymnastics and netball, but we have also expanded to activities such as streetdance, running, circus skills, ballet and Tae Kwon-Do to encourage a wider group of pupils to participate.  We currently employ specialist sports coaches to lead our after school clubs in golf, football, cricket, gymnastics, streetdance, cheerleading and Tae Kwon-do.  In 2016-17 we will continue to introduce new sports through our after school clubs programme and aim to develop links with local sports organisations to encourage pupils to participate at club level.


Increasing participation in competition and school sport

Our goal continues to be to provide a greater number of pupils with opportunities to be involved in a wider range of school sports. This year we aim to be involved in the following sports within intra-school, intra-federation and Island-wide competitions: Football, Netball, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Sportshall Athletics, Handball, Gymnastics, Multi-Skills, Basketball, Hockey, Sitting Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Cricket, Athletics, the Primary Island Games and the Hampshire Games.


Purchasing specialist equipment

This year we will be investing in specialist equipment for gymnastics and archery.