2016-2017 Sports Premium Explained

School Sports Premium total allocated for 2016 - 2017 is £9240 

Our strategy is to buy into the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership coaching offer.  A full breakdown of provision is detailed in the table below.

Additional information is provided about provision of swimming lessons, and our yearly residential visit to an outdoor adventure centre.







The service of a School Sport Specialist for two half-days every week (38 weeks of delivery).


(Sports Premium Funded)

a) Planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons using the Lancashire Scheme of Work.


Matt Tuffs sent out plans for each area of the PE Curriculum. School Sport Specialists adapt these generic plans dependent on group ability and deliver weekly progressions.

b) Assessment of every child using the core tasks within the Lancashire Scheme of Work.


Completed by School Sport Specialists alongside class teachers. Emailed every half term by George Fairbrother.

c) Delivery of 6 School Games Level 1 Competitions embedded within the Specialists curriculum delivery.


School Games Level 1 competitions involving all pupils are delivered in the final week of delivery by each specialist. School Games stickers are used to recognise pupil involvement and success and these are also linked to our class dojo points. These Level 1 Intra Competitions provide all children with an experience of competition and provide a pathway into Level 2 Inter School Competition.

d) Delivery of WLSSP Champions of Character programme embedding Empathy, Responsibility, Honesty, Resilience, Respect and Reflection into Specialist’s curriculum delivery.


Champions of Character Scheme is delivered by specialists. Explicit Character Education is embedded into each lesson and highlighted on each lesson progression. ‘Ask Me About’ Character Champion Stickers are used to recognise pupil demonstration of each character trait and to encourage discussions at home.

e) Delivery of a sports specific after school club.


Every half-term, School Sport Specialists continue to deliver a relevant after school club for Years 1-3.


Membership to West Lancashire SSP.


(Sports Premium Funded)

a) Two places (Head Teacher and PE Coordinator) at the 2017 WLSSP Conference.


Places booked to attend conference on May 19th 2017. Includes key note speakers and workshops for PE Coordinator.





b) Benefit from collaboration, economies of scale, shared resources and shared skills.


c) Access to the WLSSP website.

Website used regularly to book events.


Involvement in the National School Games.


(Sports Premium Funded)

Delivery of Level 2 and Level 3 School Games competitions delivered by WLSSP. These are accessible to all schools across West Lancashire regardless of WLSSP membership. However national investment does not cover the cost of additional staffing, facility hire, medals, certificates and transport which WLSSP incur to ensure that our School Games Competitions are of the highest quality.

So far this year we have attended several competitions where the winners progress to Level 3 competition (including High-5 netball, tennis, tag-rugby & athletics), although we haven’t progressed ourselves.


Access to local Festivals and Competitions.


(Sports Premium Funded)

Wider competitions delivered on behalf of Clusters and Primary PE Associations at Secondary School and other community venues, supported by trained Young Leaders.

We have participated in additional competitions that are held to meet the needs of a number of clusters and school groupings that exist across West Lancashire. The competitions have provided opportunities for pupils across all year groups Y1-Y6, including some with mass participation and some B-team events.


Annual CPD opportunities for Teachers and Teaching Assistants.

(Sports Premium Funded)

Access to a minimum of 3 CPD opportunities which will be organised and delivered following consultation with schools to address local need. Details of these courses will be sent out to schools and booked through the website during the Autumn Term.

Handball for Teachers. Tuesday 23rd May - Banks Leisure Centre

Orienteering CPD – summer term TBC

BAALPE Safe Practice 2017 – This workshop will now be delivered at the 2017 conference by Glenn Swindlehurst – Physical Education Advisor for Lancashire.


Access to resources & training to support the delivery of lunchtime activities.

(Sports Premium Funded)

Resources and guidance to deliver bespoke playground leader training to support the delivery of physical activity at Lunchtimes.

Playground Leader Training delivered by DP and Record Breakers resource used to support this delivery.


Access to locally organised provision for Gifted and Talented pupils. (Sports Premium Funded)

Access to a minimum of 4 Gifted & Talented days per academic year with links to external clubs. (Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics and Tennis).

Our children have attended two of these days so far this year.


In the Autumn term, one Y6 child attended trials for the district football team.


Development of Sports Leadership in Primary Schools.

(Sports Premium Funded)

a) Sports Leadership embedded into Specialists delivery of curriculum PE and Extra Curricular Activities.

Sports Leadership opportunities embedded within Sports Specialists delivery & through Playground Leaders.



b) Opportunity to send pupils on a Media and Sport Leadership Day.

This will be delivered in the summer term (date TBC) to Y5 pupils and will culminate in Media Leaders being invited to the Triathlon on the 29th June to report on our school’s participation.

c) Opportunity to send pupils to attend WLSSP Primary Sports Council which will include 4 meetings and a day trip during the academic year.

Two Y6 pupils were selected to represent our school on the Sports Council. They looked at ways to promote physical activity in schools. Trip to Sports City in Manchester took place on Wednesday 29th March 2017.


Access to a newly funded Health and Well Being Programme delivered in your School.

(Sports Premium Funded)

a) Access to a Health and Wellbeing Specialist delivering Dr Feelwell and Born to Move programmes to targeted year groups within your School.

This 10-week programme was implemented in Eager Beavers and with Y5 during the Spring and Summer terms.

b) Support in establishing school led programmes that aim to increase physical activity levels of young people in schools.

Participation in Daily Mile being led by DP. Further physical activity opportunities will be presented at May Sports Conference.


Access to Cycling and Outdoor and adventurous Activity Programmes.

(Sports Premium Funded)

Delivery of Level 1 and Level 2 Bikeability Programmes in school.

Bikeability team delivered this programme to Y5 children in Autumn term.


Introduction of staff wellbeing sports activities.

(Sports Premium Funded)

Minimum of 2 opportunities during the academic year.



Staff Health and Well Being week to be offered in half term 6. Staff to be invited to free taster sessions at Park Pools, Nye Bevan and Burscough Sports Centre.


Summer Staff Rounders Event at Skelmersdale Cricket Club (participation TBC).


Provision of 2 full terms of swimming lessons, pool hire & transport.


(£5000 of school budget allocated)

This provision is split evenly between Eager Beavers and Wise Owls.

This provision was delivered in the Autumn and Spring terms.


The children also competed in the swimming gala, in March 2017.


Organisation of school’s outdoor adventure holiday at Min-Y-Don, Barmouth, in Wales.

(School budget funded)

This 4-day residential visit includes a wide range of activities, including archery, climbing, abseiling, ropes courses, mountain biking, walking, kayaking, canoeing, zip-wire, crate-climbing, orienteering, bush-craft, putting, tennis, table tennis, football, problem-solving and wide games.

Booked for 1st week of July.



Investigate the feasibility of having a school hall, as no hall at present.

The studio porta-cabin has a low ceiling and only 8m by 8m floor space, insufficient for most sports etc.



Apply for Sports Mark.

(School budget funded)

Annual application for the Sainsbury’s Kite Mark Award (awarded based on previous year’s provision).

Following our 2014-2015 accreditation with the Bronze Award, our PE and sports leader, Mr. Peetoom, developed provision across the wider curriculum in order to be accredited with the Silver award for 2015-2016 (awarded in the Autumn term 2016).




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