Crawford's CEVC Primary School

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PE & Sports Funding 2017-2018

What is it?

In the legacy of the British Olympic Games, in 2013, the Government committed to investing money to improve physical education and sport in primary schools. Schools can choose how they spend the funding within certain criteria.

How much will we receive?

This year, as a result of the PE & Sports Funding doubling, Crawford's will receive £16,000 plus £10.00 per pupil. In October 2017 we received 7/12 of that allocation; the remaining 5/12 will be allocated in April.

What has the PE & Sports Funding meant for our school so far?

In 2016/17 we competed in numerous competitions against other schools and renewed our membership with Gipping Valley School Sport Partnership. We also competed in games that were organised directly by the school. 

The P.E. Premium received for 2016 / 2017 was a total of £8,269. To offer improvements in P.E that can be sustained, the PE and Sports Premium was spent in the following ways:

  • CPD/ courses for teachers to attend in order for them to improve their subject knowledge and their teaching practice to teach good to outstanding P.E lessons;
  • Opportunities for staff to observe and work with specialised sports coaches in order to develop and enhance teaching practice;
  • Resources including planning documents;
  • The hire of specialist sports equipment e.g dance mats;
  • Sports competitions (renewing our membership with Gipping Valley School Sport Partnership);
  • Release time for the P.E. co-ordinator to organise enrichment days, competitions, build upon links with sports clubs in the local community, develop the status of P.E. in our school and time to monitor the impact that the funding is having;
  • Travel to specialist sports centres and sporting events throughout the year;
  • Travel to another primary school for our Year 5/6 students to join with another Year 5/6 class for one P.E session each week;
  • Enrichment days (e.g Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre);
  • Sports clubs run by specially trained coaches e.g football club, tag rugby club, dance club. 
Breakdown of costs: 
Continuing Professional Development £1,000
Planning resources and equipment £500
Specialist PE coaching for each class £3,000
Annual dance project led by specialist dance teacher £650
Gipping Valley School Sport Partnership £750
After School Clubs  £600
Inter-school activities £750
Transport  £550
Enrichment days  £300

How will we spend our sports funding during 2017-2018?

We believe that staff development is critical for enabling a high quality and sustainable provision. Staff training, access to resources and developing professional networks are therefore key objectives for Crawford's moving forwards.

Opportunities for pupils to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and lead sporting activities are also an important objective for 2017-2018.

Activity/ Initiative



Proposed Impact

  • Swimming for all pupils in Year 6

Supporting children with being able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently 

Enabling children to swim over a distance of at least 25 metres

Enabling children to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Gipping Valley School Sports Partnership£350 Provide inter/intra school competitions, sports leaders, G & T support, Ridesmart initiative, Liaison meetings  

For at least 75% of pupils to be engaged in as additional sporting activity-particular focus on SEN and FSM pupils involvement

Wider opportunities for competition sports

Increased opportunities to compete in a wider variety of sports

Offer x2 lunch-time sports clubs free of charge to all pupils £1260 Increase pupil participationFor at least 50% of pupils to be engaged in as additional sporting activity-particular focus on SEN and FSM pupils involvement
After-school clubs free for pupils whom have PP
£360 Ensuring opportunities are available for children across the school regardless of financial situationFor at least 50% of PP to be engaged in as additional sporting activity
Up-skill staff in PE and Sports teaching.£3000 Enable staff incl. TAs to have the opportunity to teach alongside/ observe professional PE coaching staff to ensure up-skilling

Qualified level 1 swimming teachers

Professional up skilling of staff leading to quality sporting provision

 Repair of outside and indoor sports equipment, new sports kits for school teams £2000

 Audit and improve on Gymnastics equipment to widen the opportunities offered to pupils

Purchase outdoor resources for PE e.g. basketballs and basketball hoops

Purchase tchoukball equipment

 Encourage higher standards in sports/ greater pride in participation


Pupils use up to date equipment.

Equipment/ kits are inspiring for pupils.

Equipment is fit for purpose.

Equipment enables pupils to be challenged


 Supply cover to release teachers for festivals, Events and CPD training. £1000Staff released to enable pupils to participate in sporting events  Pupils able to attend a wide variety of sporting events
 Transport to Festivals and Events. £300 Opportunities for pupils to access events. Contribution of petrol and upkeep of mini-bus to ensure that it is available to transport pupils to events

Increased pupil participation and attendance at events

 Specialist Dance Group £1000 Specialised dance teaching Ensure that PE/ Active education is incorporated in cross curricular activities ensuring wider engagement with all key stages
 Outdoor adventurous activity subsidy £600Ensure that Year 6 pupils are able to participate in residential tripAll children have equal opportunity to participate in OEA
 Total sports funding: Current anticipated based on spend detailed above=£10636.29
Sports funding is just part of our spending on Sports; additional sports spending comes from the schools delegated budget. 

 We endeavour to provide a variety of after school sports clubs throughout the year and we do appreciate ideas from children and parents as to what they would like to see offered as after school clubs. We will be continuing with this approach in the hope that we increase the number of children joining sports clubs so please let us know if you have any ideas for sports clubs. We will also continue to fund clubs for children in receipt of pupil premium.