Sports Premium

Sports Premium at Springhead-2016-17

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is continuing to provide substantial extra funding for the academic years 2015/2016 and 2016-2017 to support schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and achieve their potential. Schools decide how this funding is spent, as they are best placed to assess what provision should be made for their school. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Springhead. 


All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Our Objectives:

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:

How we have allocated the funding

Funding Used For


To increase participation in out of school sporting clubs. £1000


Children to be given the opportunity in Talking Groups to request the sporting opportunities provided in after school clubs ran by the professional sports coaches-Bee Active. This will hopefully lead to increased participation and the clubs will be full to capacity each term, as was the pattern last year.

Evidence-registers, Talking Groups feedback sheets.

Sustainability-Resources purchased and staff CPD to be able to continue the club in future years. Continue to use Pupil Voice to ensure we are meeting demand.

Additional staff to work alongside lower ability swimmers who are unlikely to be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of KS2. £360

Children working in smaller groups directed by an adult, to ensure their next steps are easily identified and worked towards to enable the children meet the National Curriculum objectives.

Evidence-attainment and progress of the children.

Sustainability-continue to work children in targeted, smaller groups at differentiated ability levels with an additional adult.

To improve participation in inter-school competition. £250.

Kidsgrove district primary schools have come together to employ the assistance of Kyle Adams from Kidsgrove Athletic Football Club to organise and run a variety of inter-school tournaments across the year.

Evidence-increased participation in inter-school competitions, a wider variety of competitions available and a larger number of children that can access the competitions.

Sustainability-continue to fund the services of an external agency to run the inter-school competitions.

To offer alternative sporting opportunities to children across the school. £700

As requested by the children in the Talking Groups they wanted to experience some ‘alternative’ sporting opportunities. We have enlisted the help of a sports coach company to provide a variety of taster sessions for all children in school from wheel chair basketball to inflatable bubble balls.

Evidence-Talking Groups, pupil voice

Sustainability- continue to fund the services of an external agency to provide ‘alternative’ sporting opportunities.

To involve the least active children and those unable to attend after school clubs in a lunchtime club(Change 4 Life club) £1000


Use the Talking Groups sessions as a portal for the children to offer suggestions for ways to improve lunchtime provision and which activities they would like to be available each week. In particular the opinions of children that do not attend sporting after school clubs will be sought to identify any potential barriers that prevent them from wanting to attend the current after school clubs.  From this we will create a programme that includes the requested activities to be advertised on posters for the term. The Sports Ambassadors will promote the clubs in Gold Book assembly each week to raise the profile even further.

Evidence-registers, Talking Groups feedback sheets, lunchtime observations, lunchtime supervisor’s feedback.

Sustainability-Continue to take feedback from children, continue to change the programme in accordance with this, continue to promote activities to ensure maximum participation. Target children who do not attend through pupil voice questionnaires to identify any potential barriers or to create opportunities for activities they would like to attend.

To provide greater opportunities for children to be physically active at playtimes and lunchtimes. £2000




For all children the adventure playground is being improved; with the addition of a bridge, maintenance of the maze and replacement of the bark, so that children can be more physically active all year round, especially at play times and lunch times where they are encouraged to independently practice and improve their skills. Lunchtime play equipment will be purchased with input and suggestions from the Sports Ambassadors.

Evidence-lunchtime observations, pupil voice, staff feedback, children are visibly more physically active at lunchtimes.

Sustainability-continue to invest funding to improve and maintain the equipment children have access to on a daily basis.

Dance specialist working with Y4 teacher and children on a piece for the dance festival.

Early Years staff CPD with sports coaches. £2000

A dance specialist is working with the Year 4 class and teacher to prepare a piece for the Kidsgrove Dance Festival; this will link with our Royal Shakespeare Project and be based on The Tempest. Again this was an area of support identified in the questionnaire.


As part of a questionnaire completed by Early Years staff last year areas of additional support required by teaching staff were identified. Staff will work alongside Bee Active to complete observations, which led to team teaching and then an observed lesson at the end of the unit.

Evidence-staff questionnaires, staff as a result are more confident in the planning, assessment and delivery of Physical Education lessons.

Sustainability-Resources, documents and procedures are in place, alongside the increase in staff knowledge to ensure this can be sustained in future years.

Staff release time to develop PE, attend courses and to attend and run sporting tournaments £500

PE coordinator to audit current PE provision and resources and create a strategic action plan to continue to lead improvements in PE. Coordinator to attended updates and courses to stay informed of subject developments.

PE coordinator release time to attend and run sporting tournaments.

Evidence-audits, policy, action plans.

Sustainability-Continue to adapt and utilise these documents in the future to ensure sustained development.

Equipment and Resources £1000



Other equipment is to be purchased following the resources audit to ensure we have plenty of resources available for pupils to use during lessons and at informal learning times where skills will be independently practiced. Permanent goal posts will be purchased, as this was raised as an issue during Talking Groups that our current goals are insufficient.

Evidence-resources audit, staff questionnaires, Talking Groups feedback

Sustainability-Continue to purchase equipment to replace and replenish stock on an annual basis.