The Time of Our Lives

Sports Premium

Newbridge Primary School Sports Premium Funding Report 2013 – 2014

The government is providing funding for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to improve provision for Physical Education (PE) and sport in schools across the country. In 2013/14 Newbridge School received approximately £10, 000 to spend on school PE and Sport. This money is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on PE and sport in schools. The funding has been used in a variety of ways to improve and develop teaching and learning of PE across the whole school. We are dedicated to ensuring children experience high quality teaching in PE. Furthermore, we encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles and actively enjoy PE and Sport. They are encouraged to take part in competition and aim for sporting excellence. 

The allocation of sport premium in primary schools is described as follows at

 ‘We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary head teachers.’ 

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons

provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers

run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games

  PE specialist

 Specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with children during PE lessons:

All children from Years 2 – 6 have received 1 hour per week of specialist PE teaching delivered by Mr Seaborne.

External coaches: Year 2 children received 10 hours with specialist Dance teacher.

5 weeks curriculum delivery of multi-skills in Year 1.

5 weeks curriculum delivery with specialist coach tennis in Year 3

2 terms of specialist coaches delivering cricket in Year 4.

1 x term curriculum delivery of Rugby in Year 5

 Teachers felt:

“Having outside coaches focusing on specific sports or sports we teach helps not only the pupils to learn new skills, but also helps the teachers know how to deliver key skills.”

 “Watching the specialist coach allowed me to observe the skill development and differentiation possible within a series of lessons.”

 Children felt:

“The cricket coaches are excellent and the sessions are really fun.”

 “We had a rugby coach, it was really enjoyable and the coaches really motivated us.”

 “The rugby coach was great at involving everyone.”

 “The dance teacher was really good; she was very creative and included everyone’s ideas.”

 “I loved playing the games the multi-skills coach taught us, they were so much fun!”

 “It was good to learn new skills from the tennis coach, he was really encouraging.”

 Training Courses

 Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers

At Newbridge we have purchased a new scheme of work (SOW) called REAL PE which will be delivered across the school. PE subject leaders to receive extensive training in delivering new SOW. All class teachers will receive 1 x day INSET training and assistance with delivery including team teaching with PE specialists. This training will not only help meet the outcomes of the Sports Premium Funding, but also ensure a sustainable legacy, that will positively impact the quality of teaching and learning in our school.

This will be delivered to children in academic year 2014/15.

 The teachers felt:

“I feel extremely confident both planning and delivering quality P.E lessons. The training was inspirational and I can’t wait to start teaching from the new Scheme of Work.”

 “The new Scheme of Work has the structure, clear target areas and progression which feeds into game play. It is an excellent added tool to teach physical education in primary school.”

 “This resource is fantastic; it challenges children at their own level, teaches fundamental movement skills in unusual but fun ways, it’s inclusive and ensures progression in a motivational way.”

 Sport Competitions and Increase Participation

 Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games and physical activity.

 Newbridge School have taken part in many external competitions this year, such as football, gymnastics, cross-country, tag rugby, netball, dance and cricket tournaments and will continue to make this a focus in future, entering into a wider range of competitions.

Participation levels in Swimming were increased as all children in Year 4 received swimming lessons which were fully funded by the school.

Children received a visit from Paralympian Ben Rushgrove to inspire participation for all in sport.

 Teachers felt:

“The children were really inspired after a visit from Ben, important values such as team work, dedication and commitment are vital for success in life, not just in sport.”

 “Sports competitions are an ideal way for children to experience winning and losing in a supportive and structured environment.”

 Children felt:

“Ben was so cool; he let me wear his medal. I would love to be an athlete!”

 Impact of Sports Premium Funding: We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE. It is anticipated that at the end of the next academic year we will have some hard data to show the impact of this Sports Premium funding on progress and involvement in sport.



Breakdown of Expenditure:

Approximate Cost

New Scheme of Work (Real PE) including CPD for teaching staff.


Staff costs to attend Sports Competitions


Transport costs for Sports Competitions


Inspirational Visit from Paralympian


Delivery of Swimming Lessons to Year 4 children


Affiliation to ‘Chance to Shine’ Cricket Scheme



Specialist PE teacher for Years 2-6.


Total Spent: