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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2019-2020

Our 2019/20 focus is to ensure that the sports funding has an impact on ‘healthy heart, healthy mind’.

Brief outline of proposed spend for 2019-2020:

  • To enhance the school sports curriculum to ensure a broad and balanced variety of opportunities are available to all children
  • To improve the outside space to encourage children to be more active at break times, to enjoy their outside space more, and to enjoy it in different ways.
  • To continue to consider the physical and mental health of the child, supporting this with education and practical resources

There will also be continued initiatives, including:

  • most children to be able to swim 25m before they leave primary school and so again, there will be funding for additional lessons.
  • continuing to support for those children not currently able to access sports clubs
  • equipping teachers with the knowledge and training to be able to meet the School Sport and Physical Activity expectations


In March 2013, the Government launched its PE and Sport funding which commenced in September 2013. The aim of the funding is to achieve the following results:

  • Preserve the Olympic and Paralympic legacy while developing school sport
  • Develop an enjoyment of sport and physical activity, while promoting a healthy lifestyle in children from an early age.

The school received £10,200 during 2013/14, which has risen to the current amount of approx. £23,000 in 2019/20. In addition, money can be, and has been, carried over from the previous year.

The funding is ring fenced and may be spent in the following ways:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE;
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life sport clubs;
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport (including providing cover to release teachers);
  • Running sports competitions, or increasing participation in the School Games.

Proposed Spend for 2019/20

Area of spend


External expertise into school – Teddy Tennis (FS, KS1)

Children develop basic ball skills,  hand-eye co-ordination and an early interest in active sport

Dance/Gymnastics coach to teach  the unit, and teach the teacher

Quality teaching in addition to CPD for a number of teachers.

Create in house ‘experts’ who then cascade learning to other staff

Maintain high-level of teaching in these areas

Curriculum improvements – scheme of work in Gymnastics for KS1 and KS2

Quality scheme of work to support teachers will ensure high-quality teaching in these units

Audit of outdoor PE units to ensure breadth and progression of skills

Children to be able to see pathway of sport through clear teaching and use of external providers/taster days/masterclasses to support

Daily Mile introduced across school

Increase physical activity in every child’s day; support an understanding of the need to be healthy and active

Continue use of local facilities including Thames Young Mariners for day and residential visits

Children to have the opportunity to try new experiences as well as develop life skills including resilience and independence

Continue Top-Up swimming in Years 5 and 6 to meet National Curriculum aim of all children to swim 25m at end of KS2

Identifying those children who may not reach the outcome and offering lessons for them to provide the life skill as well as the NC expectation

Provision of surplus after school activities to specific groups of children including PPG

Enable those children who may not be in a position to access school sport and physical activity the opportunity to participate in the clubs/sports

Introduce taster days for less well-known sports

Offer children alternative sports to appeal to those ‘hard-to-engage’ children

Maintain high level of participation in: borough sports events, inter-school local friendlies and intra-school house and year group competitions

Offering more children the opportunity to represent the school in a sport event; develop a pride in themselves/their ability; foster a healthy level of competitiveness

Replace playground markings (carried over from 2018-19 due to potential building works)

Refreshing the markings will provide additional activities in both playgrounds to encourage more children to be active in more ways during break/lunchtimes

Regular review and renew of equipment and resources

Ensure safety, quality, quantity and appropriateness of the equipment being used by the children in all areas of school sport, physical education and physical activity

Upgrade of bicycle storage for pupils and staff (carried over from 2018-19 due to building works on site). Will support existing bikeability initiatives provided by the council

More bicycle parking and more secure bicycle parking to encourage more children and families to use alternatives to the car

Please see link below for more information on the Sports Fund:

Inspiration Collaboration Empathy Excellence