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P.E. Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The P.E. Premium money provided by the Government has once again been secured for the academic year of 2017/2018. The funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport over the last three academic years has enabled us as a school to grow and develop our P.E. provision. We have used the funding in many ways, from utilising staff professional development opportunities, to being able to offer a wider range of extracurricular activities to the employment of sport specific coaches.

P.E. and school sport play a very important role for us at Battling Brook. We believe that P.E and school sport allows the children to develop as a whole from how they communicate with each other, how they conduct themselves and how physically literate they are as they move on from our school. 

Here is a link to the Department of Education Primary School's Sports Premium page:

Possible uses for the funding include:

·        hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

·        paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

·        providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

·        running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

·        providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

The above uses will be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure continued improvements.


How will we be spending the Sports Premium and who will benefit?

All children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development and that the children should be encouraged to develop healthy lifestyles.


Our funding of £10,250 for the 2016/2017 academic year was spent in the following ways and made the following impact;




Hinckley and Bosworth Partnership Package and collaboration


·         Opportunity for Subject Leader to liaise with other professionals at bi-annual meetings regarding learning opportunities and sharing good practise.

·         Able to utilise the expertise of School Sport and Activity Manager based at Bosworth Academy regarding queries and CPD opportunities.

·         School have taken up the REAL P.E. scheme of work; introducing a new assessment framework along with new lessons to fit the changed curriculum in the 2017/2018 academic year.

Sport Coach in school in the afternoons to support P.E. lessons and run extra-curricular activities.


Increased number of children participating in extra-curricular sporting activities due to wider range of sports on offer. As a result we have seen an increase in the amount of children taking part in inter-school activities. Coaching takes place over a number of weeks to build up to a competition. Competition for the academic year have included;

·         Hockey

·         Rugby

·         Gymnastics

·         Athletics

·         Basketball

·         Area Sports

·         Cross Country

·         Football

Extended schools initiative


Funding put into a centralised budget available to access a pool of sports coaches, other resources etc. to boost participation and opportunities. We have seen an increase in participation numbers as a result.

Dough Disco


Programme to increase fine and gross motor skills within our Reception unit. Also used in KS1 where children need further support to develop their handwriting and other fine motor skills.

Group membership/affiliation charges


Allowed children to compete at interschool activities for example, Cross Country events whilst also providing opportunities for staff to liaise with other professionals.

Future Active


Staff training documents to support professional development. Staff have reported an increase in confidence in their delivery of P.E. lessons as a result.

*£1216,01 to be carried over into the next academic year. 


We have chosen to use our 2015/16 allocated amount of school sport premium funding in the following ways;




Inter schools coaching/ competitions initiative


Pro Kidz


 Specific target groups have been targeted through the ProKidz program. Children with behavioural difficulties at lunch and break times and groups for children who are SEN (linked to children with dyspraxia) have increased participation numbers.  Staff have observed sessions and have taken these new activities into their P.E. lessons. Our coaches have also increased the opportunities for our staff to team teach, allowing staff to target specific groups of children within curriculum lessons to a higher standard. Cover supervisors have also been involved in this; allowing them to build their confidence and skill base.

Purchase of new equipment


 Purchase of new equipment has enabled participation times to increase as children have more resources available to them.

Swimming Initiative


 Funding a lead teacher (based at school), smaller groups enabling greater amount of ‘pool time', improved scheme of work with clear progression and assessment guidelines, certificates and transport.

Staff training and development


 P.E. subject leader attending P.E. conference, attending seminars to target gaps found whilst assessing P.E. assessment data.

Primary Sports specialism qualification


 Recognised qualification that has upskilled the P.E. specialist teacher in school, allowing him to increase the standard of delivery of the P.E. curriculum throughout our school.

Sport Apprentice


Having a Sport Apprentice has lead to many improvements in our provision. The apprentice has lead extra-curricular clubs both after school and at lunch time. Another of his responsibilities is to be a presence on our astroturf pitch at playtime and lunchtime; this has allowed the children involved to become better at conflict resolution and has increased playing time. He also leads groups in P.E. lessons for warm ups and cool downs, allowing the teacher to focus on specific target children. If appropriate, the apprentice also targets his own children, focussing on specific skills.

Group membership/affiliation charges


 Our school is a member of the Hinckley and Bosworth School Sports Association (HABSSA) with a £125 affiliation cost taken from the sports premium. HABSSA arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries linked with local secondary schools, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. Events will be planned throughout the year for the HABSSA family of schools and also through the wider Leicestershire Sports Network. The money will used to pay a Schools Games Organiser linking between primary-secondary school and providing transition information

Our overall aim is to continue to raise standards in P.E. and school sport, increasing the opportunities available for our children to progress, linking with our whole school aim of:

‘We take pride in others achievements because we live, learn and succeed as one body.’