PE and Sport Funding

What is the PE & Sport Funding?

Since 2013, the Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Purpose of the funding

 Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • 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
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.

How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: 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.

Funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.

The following table shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2018-2019.

2018/19 – Allocation £17,820

Objective –

To raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school, ensuring that standards are at least good at Hillside and that this is sustainable we will:

Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

We will continue to work closely with specialist coaches who come into school.  Our teachers will observe and participate in the sessions to develop their own skills so that they feel confident teaching it themselves.

Following on from rowing training, two members of staff are cascading their new skills down to all staff in order to share good practice and improve teaching in this particular area of sport.

We will pay for an external specialist sports lesson provider to teach curriculum PE to all pupils to raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school.

Join the North Stoke Schools Partnership

In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we will join the North Stoke Schools Partnership Package for Sport through Excel Academy.  This will enable us to access ongoing support and training opportunities provided by the Partnership.

Provide places for pupils in after school sports clubs

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. These clubs will continue to run as before. We aim to provide clubs for Football, Netball, Hockey, Indoor Rowing, Taekwondo, Cricket, Street Dance, Multi-sports, Outdoor Gym and Change4Life.  Some clubs will run throughout the year however others will run at various times of the year.  Most clubs will continue to be provided free of charge however there may be a small fee charged by coaches for some of the clubs.  Coaches will be used to prepare children for tournaments and performances, offering specialist training to support ‘Team Hillside’.  We will ensure that these are sustainable at budget setting.

Provide opportunities for children to compete

Our PE & Sport Co-ordinator will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level.  Hillside pupils have represented the town and city teams, we feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential and these opportunities are continual.

Provide training for lunchtime supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes

Lunchtime Supervisors who engage with children’s play can transform lunchtimes. At Hillside, our Lunchtime supervisors will be trained to continually offer children a positive play opportunity during the lunchtime break.


Introduce Playground Leaders

New playground leaders from Key Stage 2 have been trained and have begun working in the Key Stage 1 playground at lunchtimes.

A School Sports Crew will be elected.  They will take on a variety of sporting roles throughout the school year, beginning with an Intra-School competition in December.

Extend the use of the house team system to inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages

Our annual Sports Day is the end of year whole school sporting event where family and friends are welcome to come along to join in the fun and lend their support.  We will extend the use of the house team system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages throughout the year.

We will also:

Ø  Pay for transport to various events, i.e. inter-town athletics events, Fitzy Festival etc

Ø  Purchase fixed outdoor gym equipment

Ø  Provide cover to release teachers for professional development in PE & Sport and to attend sports events.

Budget 18/19 = (£17,820):

£10,000 to employ external providers to teach curriculum PE, train staff and provide after school clubs

£1,000 to join North Stoke Schools Partnership

£820 event transport and expenses for participation in external events and competitions

£6,000 equipment, resources and repairs

Internal cover for staff release to take part in inter-school competitions in school time

Success criteria:

  • Greater confidence in planning and delivery of PE lessons
  • All areas of the PE curriculum are at least good
  • Increased after school clubs and participation in PE, Sport and Dance – links with specialist organisations and coaches
  • Pupils have greater opportunities to participate in competitions
  • Pupils who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential
  • Pupils will have high self-esteem and sense of pride for their teams
  • Equipment which is fun to use creates a healthy attitude towards fitness for the future years.

Please click below to see how we have spent the money so far.