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Fern Hill Primary School

Fern Hill Primary School

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2018-2019

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 approximately £23,000 in 2018/19. In addition, money can be, and has been, carried over from the previous year.

Our 2018/19 focus is to ensure that the sports funding has more of an impact on more children.

Brief outline of proposed spend for 2018-2019:

  • more children able to swim 25m before they leave primary school and so again, there will be funding for additional lessons
  • We have purchased some replacement equipment, and this will be continued this year: new goals for KS2 and renewed playground markings for KS1
  • Introducing children to new sports is key and so there are taster days and external coaching organised for a number of year groups
  • Support for those children not currently able to access sports clubs.

A further area to develop is CPD and support for teachers, particularly in gymnastics and dance, and so this will be looked into and booked/provided where required.

Further detail on the proposed spend for 2018/19:

Area of spend


Thames Young Mariners - to introduce new sports and outdoor activities for whole year groups – years 3 and 4

Approx cost £5000 for the 2 year groups to participate.

Feedback from the children about the impact of the experience – some have gone on to complete further sessions in the watersports; children have developed independence skills and resilience; welcomed opportunity to try something different.

Catch up swimming lessons – UKS2 focus to support children being able to swim prior to leaving primary school

Approx cost £600 to support Years 5 and 6 children in Spring term.

Proposed outcome: over 90% of year 6 to be able to swim 25m by the time they leave primary school.



Enhancement and development of the playgrounds to provide further opportunities

New goals for KS2 and renewed/improved playground markings for KS1 children

Improved football facilities to benefit all KS2 children.

KS1 markings will encourage movement in various directions, hopping, jumping and more active play.

Provision of activities for specific groups, including, but not limited to: PPG and G&T

Identification of under-subscribed after-school sports clubs, with places being offered to PPG children

PPG children will have the opportunity to participate in after-school sports clubs – providing both physical activity as well as an introduction to new sports/activities.

Staff CPD in gymnastics and dance.

Investigation into Imoves dances – scheme of work to support teacher development and lesson delivery in dance and gymnastics– all year groups

Teachers will be more confident teaching dance and gymnastics across the school, thus providing enhanced lessons.

Active week

Bringing in external coaches

Engagement in additional sports for every child in the school. Celebration of achievement, effort and promotion of the school values and rewarded appropriately.

Provision of specialised sports coaching and taster sessions

Teddy Tennis continuing to provide tennis sessions for the EYFS and KS1 children.

Fencing and Archery Autumn 2018

Introduction of new and innovative sports to engage more children, and to enhance overall provision.

Supply cover to allow PE co-ordinator to plan, organise and implement actions. Cover costs to release staff to accompany children to events.

Participation in competitions remains high, aiming for top 20 across the borough. Participation in school sports remains a focus, with teachers supporting the initiatives put into place.

Cover and transport to allow teams to participate in tournaments and competitions

Increased participation across more year groups.

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.

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

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