The government is 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. This funding has been allocated directly to primary school head teachers.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. A list of possible uses has been suggested.

We have decided to use the money to:

  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject

Sports grant report, financial year 2014-15 (to January 2015)

Grant received

Total amount of PE and Sports Premium money received £10,425 (£2035.79 from 2013-2014 budget)

Summary of Grant spending 2014-15


      • To effectively use the Sports Grant to raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE, Sport and physical activity across school

Record of Sports Premium spending 2014-15

(The following does not represent an exhaustive list of provisions made).

Focus of spending


Impact of spending

CPD For Staff

Money has been spent to train staff to be able to deliver a higher quality of physical education and sport in different areas. This also includes supply money to cover teachers when they are on these courses. These areas include: cricket, netball, gymnastic, swimming.

Following on from dance CPD last Summer, all teachers have worked along side Rah Cattell to deliver a 6-7 week programme of dance teaching.

£1262 The impact of CPD is that more teachers and teaching assistants are confident to teach a greater range of sports in a whole class or extra curricular setting to a higher standard and with updated skills and knowledge.
Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP)/Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) Buy In

The Taunton Learning Partnership (TLP) has provided a set amount of money from each school to Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) in order to maintain a range of opportunities within Taunton Deane.

£2205 This means that children have continuing access to eg:

Festivals at local secondary schools.

This has a massive impact across the school as every child gets to attend at least one festival over the year.

Inter School Competition (central venue leagues). So far we’ve entered: Tag rugby, Yr5/6 girl’s football, yr5/6 boy’s football, Sportshall athletics, Cyclo-cross, High 5 netball, Year 3/4 catchball, Year 5 Futsal, Basketball, Badminton, Yr3/4 mini tennis, Yr3-6 quadkids athletics, Cricket, Yr3/4 rounders). The impact is that more children are now getting the opportunity to represent the school competitively in a greater range of sports.

CPD/training for non-specialists- so far this year including three teachers attending a gymnastics course and a TA attending a netball course to allow him to run a netball club and attend competitions.

Introducing new initiatives through cluster meetings for PE

Leadership Academy:

7 year 6 children are attending leadership academy days where they are taught leadership skills which they are then able to use in intra-school sports and at a Reception festival they then run supported by Sandie.

Providing gifted and talented PE and leadership enrichment. Sandie Buynon (our SSCo works with our sports leaders and leadership academy children to help them run festivals.

Yr6 leaders are in the process of organising a Reception PE festival.

Yr6s are leading School Games level 1 (intra-school)competitions for younger children in our school, thereby preparing these children for level 2 opportunities in the future.

PE Coordinator role

To allow PE coordinator more time to review initiatives and organise opportunities for increased participation in a greater range of sporting events etc

To allow PE co-ordinator to attend Somerset PE conference and meetings with other co-ordinators.

£153 Higher than previous numbers of children taking part in extra-curriculum sports including after school clubs, Level 2 (inter-school) sport’s competitions and daily Level 1 (intra-school) sport’s competitions run by the year 6 leadership academy children and year 6 sport’s leaders.

To provide less confident Yr5&6 swimmers with extra sessions to help them to be able to comfortably swim 25metres.
To allow children to take part in a competitive swimming event.

£550 The vast majority of Yr5/6 children are now confident in the water and able to swim 25 metres.
All staff, including TAs, have now received training to help them teach swimming @ Wiveliscombe pool in the summer term. All children will benefit from their expertise.
PE resources

Audit PE equipment both for PE/Sport and physical activities in the playground. Replenish/ replace equipment. A new shed for storage of equipment (Still need to order: gymnastics and netball)

£742.96 e.g. A badminton set has been ordered for an after school club, new hockey sticks have been ordered to aid the teaching of hockey within PE curriculum time.
Visits and activities

Including coach travel to sport’s festivals and a year 5/6 trip to Wimbleball Lake to take part in paddle- boarding/canoeing/raft-building/geo- caching.

£1,157 Allows for more inclusive sports as it allows all children to experience different sporting activities outside those regularly played and taught in school.
Miscellaneous supply

Supply to cover a match taking place within school time or covering costs for those attending sport’s tournaments outside allocated hours.

£152 Allows us to, where possible, send a member of staff to all sport’s events including those within school time.

Grant spent so far

Total Sports Premium Expenditure as of January 2015

Left to spend in budget