St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Primary School

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PE & Sports Premium

PE & Sports Premium


PE and Sports Premium Funding

The Government is continuing to provide funding of £150 million per annum (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017) to provide new, substantial primary school sports funding in order to improve the provision of Physical Education and Sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media & Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their pupils.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and Sport in school. Each school receives £8,000, plus £5.00 per pupil on roll. We will be held accountable to ensure that the additional funding supports pupil progress and participation in PE and school sport. Just like the spending of our pupil premium funding, we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used this additional funding. This makes sure that parents/carers, pupils and governors are made fully aware of the PE and Sporting provisions at St Wulstan's & St Edmund's Catholic Primary School.

PE & Sports Premium 2014/15 Evaluations


PE & SPORTS PREMIUM 2014/2015 Evaluations


St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School PE and Sport Funding

During the last academic year our school was allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. 


Use of the funding at St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School

At St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, we chose to spend our allocated funding on a range of initiatives which helped to ensure that all children, regardless of their sporting ability, would benefit.

  • Throughout the year we have employed specialist teachers/coaches. These coaches have worked with a range of teachers in an area of PE that they would like to further develop. Teacher’s knowledge and confidence in the area supported has increased.


As a result of the Sports Premium Funding, during the Autumn Term, our NQT teachers were supported with curriculum gymnastics delivery.

Impact - The funding was very successful as both teachers stated: We have learnt how to physically support children during activity such as the ways to hold /support them as they do a forward roll to be able to manoeuvre children in effective, appropriate and safe ways.


Both of these outcomes will be useful during various PE lessons as the use of equipment and physical support is important throughout the PE curriculum and not only in gymnastics.

One teacher explained that they have been able to gain a deeper subject knowledge of the area of gymnastics which will be beneficial for moving this classes learning forward during gymnastics later this academic year and also for teaching of year 1 gymnastics for future classes. During an observation later in the year, when the topic was revisited, it was observed that confidence levels and teaching outcomes had further improved.

The other explained that she has grown in my ability to assess the children in gymnastics and did this independently, with support in checking her judgements were accurate. After this support she felt that she could apply this knowledge to other areas of PE. This was successfully observed during observations later in the year.


Impact - As a result of the Sports Premium Funding, the year 34 teachers (Mrs McMinnis, Miss O’Cleirigh and Mrs Harwood) enjoyed developing their knowledge of handball with coach Iain. Resources were purchased with part of the funding to help ensure sustainability and this opportunity widened the sports on offer to our children. Children developed knowledge and understanding of not only handball but also a clear understanding of tactics. Teachers also developed a better understanding of how to teach children about and analyse tactics within the classroom environment via the use of ipads to evaluate children’s performance. This skill can be transferred to other sports so it is sustainable after funding ceases.

Coach Iain explained that all teacher knowledge improved and their ability to understand the game showed when teachers were asked to deliver aspects of the lesson.

Tri Golf

The Sports Premium Funding was used to commission a professional golfer, Mr McLaughlin, to work alongside some teachers during curriculum time to further enrich our PE curriculum provision. The children thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity! All resources required were also provided to supplement Tri Golf teaching in the future.

Impact – As teachers joined in with the children and listened to Mr McLaughlin’s various recommendations on how to teach this sport, they obtained knowledge and confidence with the element of safety when using equipment, difficult techniques which could be mastered by the children and how to present fun and engaging activities to children, not to mention learning about the basic rules of the game.

The sessions were useful as they provided engaging activities/techniques which could be re-used and adapted to fit other sports such as Athletics or Softball. It will also gave children the confidence to support children and lead future lessons based on this sport.

One KS1 teacher explained that, the first session of the golf highlighted that very few children were able to hold the putter, let alone hit any targets. However, the activities made it possible for children of all abilities to achieve. Targets that were placed at varying distances meant that as a team, children that were less skilled were able to hit the closer targets and children that were more able to aim for those further away.

Teachers found these sessions enjoyable and feel that they would be able to recreate the sessions again and adapt some of the ideas for other skills. The children made huge progression over the 6 weeks and grew in confidence. We were impressed that all the children were resilient and persistent, especially when revisiting games they had worked on in previous sessions.

The team work was positive; children were praising each other and giving each other support if they missed a target.

Sustainability Impact - Tri Golf equipment has been purchased and planned into the KS1 and the KS2 curriculum map to vary the breadth of our curriculum and ensure sustainability.

  • Employing specialist teachers/qualified coaches to work alongside teachers during after school club to provide a wider range of sporting clubs as well as develop teacher knowledge and confident when delivering these.

Impact – 46% of our KS1 children attended at least one after school club.

   63% of our KS2 children attended at least one after school club.

   This equates to 56% of our current school population.


  • Attending CPD courses throughout the year such as implementation of the new scheme of work for FS, KS1 and KS2 as well as sport specific training - netball, rounders, gymnastics, tennis and tag rugby.

Teachers across the school have been given the opportunity to attend a range of CPD courses. These courses have impacted within curriculum and after school delivery.

  • Giving high priority to competitive sport by ensuring that a larger proportion of our children experience competitive sport (both intra and inter school) including the attendance at inclusive festivals.

Impact - As a school, we entered every competition that was on offer to us. I.e. Football matches and leagues, netball matches and leagues, rounders, swimming, athletics, cross country, boccia, tag rugby, gymnastics, tennis, rowing, girls football, kwik cricket, girls kwik cricket and tri-golf  competitions.

We also entered a range of inclusive competitions and festivals such as a multi-skills, boccia matches, aqua splash, inclusive B and C team football matches and when given the opportunity, welcomed the chance to bring additional teams to partnership organised competitions.

The subject leader also signposted children to further opportunities available within the local area. I.e. Athletics Clubs, Local Triathlons and Biathlons and a diving programme which hopes to spot potential talent of the future.

Sports Premium Impacts (Development of High Quality PE Lessons):

  • Where teachers were provided with high quality support, their subject knowledge was developed and they became more confident with its delivery.
  • Teachers were enthused about courses attended and shared these with their teaching teams.
  • Some KS2 children were given the opportunity to attend gifted and talented camps where they networked with children from other schools who have similar aspirations in sport.
  • Teachers are even more familiar with the levels for each strand and aware of the levels at which their children are working.
  • Due to the purchase of new schemes of work, teachers have a greater bank of resources to use to plan and deliver high quality lessons.
  • New swimming arrangements proved to be extremely successful as all year 6 children could confidently swim at least 25 metres before they left primary school.
  • Lessons observed and co-observed with a specialist teacher from a local primary school, provided evidence that the teaching and provision of PE was now at least good or better. Further impact is that the subject leader is more aware of the quality of teaching across the school and confident in her judgements.
  • We achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award.