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Primary Sports & PE Grant

Our School Vision

At Stobhillgate First School we recognise the importance of using physical education and sport to develop the holistic child.  We believe sport is an integral part of the whole school curriculum and we provide an inclusive learning environment.  This enables pupils to access a broad and balanced curriculum , covering fundamental skills and knowledge but also healthy lifestyles, physical literacy and encouraging them to develop a life long approach to participation in sport and physical education.


Overview of PE and Sports Funding


The Government is providing £150 million per year, directly to schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The funding is ring fenced and can only be spent on PE and sport provision in schools.


The Sports Premium Offer

"To promote and develop an embedded system for inclusive high quality PE, sport and physical activity that ensures all young people develop life-long social, emotional and physical well-being"


The 3 Key Priorities

Physical Education

Literacy, Learning, Leadership



Coaching, Competition, Clubs


Health & Well Being

Enjoyment, Engagement, Exercise

(Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural)

  • high quality, age appropriate teaching
  • broad and engaging curriculum that empowers all young people
  • deliver comprehensive professional development opportunities to all practitioners to deliver confidently & competently
  • participation in a range of high quality extra-curricular opportunities, delivered by appropriately accredited, qualified, skilled teachers and/or coaches
  • participation in a range of intra and inter competitive and non-competitive activities, where pupils have the opportunity to explore doing their best and being their best
  • establish links to community clubs, sport and physical activity including leisure and recreational activities
  • all young people supported to develop and understand healthy behaviours and lead active lifestyles
  • all young people are supported to reach their full potential and develop into well rounded citizens
  • all young people are supported to develop leadership skills and foster positive sporting attitudes in themselves and others


2018 - 2019 PE Grant Expenditure

Total amount of funding received = £17,233

Amount What we did Why we used the allocation in this way
£25 Relaunch golden mile daily challenge - resources to raise profile and reward achievement
  • to ensure that all children have the opportunity to be active every day
  • to raise the profile of fitness and the importance of prioritising a healthy lifestyle
  • to enable the school to monitor pupil fitness e.g. how many laps can the child run in a given time
  • to enable us to reward children who have improved fitness or excel in sport


£3,500 Employ a Specialist Sports Apprentice
  • to focus on additional outdoor adventurous activities and fine/gross motor skills with EYFS/KS1 children
  • work with targeted underactive children in KS2 (to reduce average obesity levels)
  • provide targeted support in PE lessons for other year groups
  • raise the profile of sporting competitions alongside the PE leader
  • promote physical activity every lunchtime with all year groups (clubs, organising sports leaders, etc)
£9,975 Joined the Morpeth & Ponteland School Sport Programme SLA for 2018/19, following the success of the programme during 2017/18

Buying into this SLA will provide the following:

  • a Partnership Manager who will lead and co-ordinate the running of the Partnership
  • block of curriculum PE teaching each half term from qualified PE teachers or sport specific coaches for one full day per week
  • professional development opportunities in PE and sport throughout the academic year
  • after school clubs each half term from qualified PE teachers or sport specific coaches and where possible to link with Change 4 Life programme
  • improve and develop links with local community sports clubs and National Governing Bodies
  • a number of festivals throughout the academic year at central venues, at least one for Yr1 - Yr4
  • an appropriate framework of competitions that are inclusive to all pupils and all abilities 
  • agre apprpriate leadership training and volunteering opportunities
  • access to additional funding and resources to compliment PE & School Sports Programme with regular monitoring and evaluation
  • a network and communication system within a cluster area and the whole county
  • a high quality and professional service, tailor made to your school
  • appropriate and relevant information to meet Ofsted criteria and School Games Mark
  • transport to partnership events

Swimming Lessons

Year 3 and 4 children visit the local pool during the Spring and Summer terms

  • Pupils receive quality swimming lessons through the tutors at the on-site swimming pool.  Year 3 pupils receive this during the Spring term and Year 4 pupils, during the Summer term
£2,000 Installation of scooter/bike park
  • promoting active journeys to school
  • to help educate children that physical activity contributes significantly to an overall healthy lifestyle
  • to contribute to the success of initiatives such as 'The Big Pedal'
  • aid traffic congestion around the school site and within the local community
£1,000 Provision of Extra-Curricula Clubs

Accessing coaches from community sport clubs to further enhance the PE provision within school:

  • Gymnastics after school club delivered by local coaches
  • Karate after school club
  • Participation in Northumberland Orienteering Championship
  • Visit from NUFC delivering girls football 
  • Tri-golf


Sustaining Improvement in Sport

How will we sustain progress in PE should the Sports Funding stop?


  • Staff have attended training courses, developing their own subject knowledge and confidence to deliver sessions
  • Teachers have participated in and observed the teaching from specialists (Morpeth & Ponteland School Sports Partnership)
  • Links with partnership schools have been formed allowing Stobhillgate to set up inter school events
  • We have an extensive bank of planning and schemes of work.  Teachers can use these to enable delivery of their PE sessions
  • We will continue to be part of the Youth Sport Trust and the Sainsbury's School Games