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Sports Premium

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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department 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.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

St. Augustine’s will receive £8000 plus £5 premium per pupil per annum.  St. Augustine's sports premium grant for the academic year September 2015 to August 2016 is £8915.

The funding will be ring fenced and surveyed by Ofsted at the end of the first year.

Purpose of 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.

How will we be spending the sports funding and who will benefit?

Swimming For All Children

Swimming is not only a life skill but also part of the National Curriculum. Before pupils leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At St Augustine’s we are now able to provide swimming lessons to all our pupils throughout the course of the academic year.

‘Swimming activities and water safety’: Breadth of study. DFE, PE National Curriculum.

9. Pupils should be taught to:
a. pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
b. swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
c. use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
d. use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface diving].”


  • Each swimming session will cost £2.30 per child per week from September 2015.  Estimated total £4936. 

Expected Outcome

At the end of each term pupils will be individually assessed by the swimming teacher to measure the progress they have made.  Pupils also complete self-evaluations which help to determine whether further support is needed.  By the end of the year 6 all pupils are expected to swim unaided for 25m.  This is a statutory requirement.

Qualified Sports Coaches

The school has hired the services of Sports Coaching Ltd to deliver PE lessons alongside staff including: invasion games, gymnastics, striking and fielding games and orienteering. This initiative will benefit all pupils from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each term the coach will work with different classes, attending every Tuesday throughout the academic year. Not only will the pupils benefit from being taught by a member of the Sports Coaching Ltd staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing best practice and assisting in the PE lessons. To find out more about  Sports Coaching Ltd  please visit: http://www.sportscoachingltd.co.uk/

Cost £2340

Expected Outcome

To provide high quality PE lessons to all pupils, raising attainment and progress levels in PE whilst providing continuous professional development for all staff, in terms of delivery, assessment and next steps.

Outcomes for this provision will be measured at the end of each half term through joint lesson observations; ensuring teachers are applying effective pedagogy used in weekly sports coaching sessions.

PE assessments for all pupils take place at the end of each PE unit as well as self-evaluations completed by pupils.

Val Sabin Planning Schemes to Aid Staff in Planning of P.E

To purchase the Val Sabin 'Active Play, Every Day' scheme to aid staff in the planning and teaching of P.E. 

Expected Outcome

All P.E. teaching to be consistently good or outstanding.

Cost £110 (Summer Term)

Providing CycleTraining for Year 5 through Bikeability

Year 5 children to participate in Bikeability cycle training.

Expected Outcome

All pupils in Year 5 to be able to ride a bicycle safely.

Cost £750

Chance to Shine - Specialist Cricket Coach

Professional sports athletes to provide coaching in school.

Expected Outcome

Pupils in year 4, 5 & 6 have the opportunity to try an alternative sport

Cost £15  (Spring Term)

Active and Healthy Lifestyles

Whole school to complete healthy eating week

Expected Outcome

Children to be aware of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and have the opportunity to make some healthy eating recipes.

Cost £140 (Summer Term)


Swimming Boosters

Purchase of New Equipment

Purchase of New Netball Kit

Sports Premium Report 2015-16

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