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Sports Premium 2014 - 15

What is the Sports Premium?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sports provision, including participation, health and wellbeing.

How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Allocations for the academic year 2014/2015 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1-6 and those aged 5 in Reception, as recorded in the January 2014 census as follows:

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil and schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.

At Wetheringsett, we will receive £8,345.00 for the academic year 2014-15.

How will the Sports Premium Grant be spent?

The following table outlines how the funding has been used in 2014-2015.

Spending at Wetheringsett


Wetheringsett has joined the Suffolk Sport Partnership which is providing training and teaching resource support.


The PE Sports Leader will attend a Gymnastic, Dance, KS1 Physical Development and TOP Games course and will share and train the teachers at Wetheringsett and in the pyramid.

Access to the National Dance Teacher’s Association and the Youth Sport Trust will enable resources and the latest information to be shared and so improve the quality of PE teaching.

Funding of a PE/Sports Lead teacher shared by the four small schools of the pyramid. 

  • Her remit is to work alongside teachers whilst teaching PE and Sport, modelling, up-skilling and providing planning and so enable the teaching of good and better PE teaching.
  • The leader is being trained in dance, gymnastics, KS1 physical development and games and the learning will be cascaded out to the pyramid schools.
  • In addition the PE/Sports Leader has ensured the provision of clubs at Wetheringsett and entry to sports competitions.   See below.

  • She is also developing a group of Sports Leaders from Chestnut Class, who will lead activity and challenges and support the PE staff in managing the games boxes and PE shed and a sports notice board.

  • The Sports/PE leader is promoting the awareness of being fit and becoming fitter by measuring fitness levels and encouraging the children to beat their personal best.  This occurs in PE lessons which must be as active as possible and contain elements of competition and performance.

  • Fitness Weeks are promoted once a term for example skipping, circuit training, and parents are involved so that they can support their children.

  • The Sport Day was adapted by the PE/Sports Leader in the summer of 2015, to ensure a greater emphasis on fundamental movement skills for KS1 and a development of the key running, throwing and jumping athletic skills for KS2.  During the year, these skills were emphasised in the new PE/Sport units of work and the Sports Day enabled a competitive environment to practise them in.

PE/Sports Leader Costs. Including sports leader co-ordinator: £6260

Training Costs: £310

  • After three terms all nine of the teachers receiving support, including the staff at Wetheringsett, have recorded an increase in their P.E. subject knowledge and confidence in teaching the PE to their class. 
  • The Sports Leader has completed 38 Units of Medium Term Plans and the subsequent 5-6 week units of Short Term Planning for each unit in one term.  These have been shared across all four schools.
  • The Sports Leader led a joint training on dance for one morning and it was expressed in the evaluations that teachers felt more positive about teaching dance as they now had an understanding of dance vocabulary, styles and approaches. Three of these teachers were from Wetheringsett.
  • The school's Sports Leaders recognised how important their role was in motivating other children in the school to join sports clubs, take part in the Golden Mile and represent the school in sporting competitions.  This is the starting point for the new Sports Leaders.
  • There is a continuation of an improvement in fitness levels – 7 out of 12 children in Year 6 have shown increased PB’s.

  • These mini-projects have the joint benefit of up-skilling the teachers as well as the children and provide targets to motivate and improve confidence.  The children really enjoyed skipping – when are we going to do it today? In addition the teachers recognised how enjoyable it was for the children.

  • The parents and governors offered many positive comments about the range of athletic activities and the enthusiastic and capable participation of the pupils.  The children particularly enjoyed the development of the four types of throw – especially the heave/hammer throw.

Release for primary teachers and teaching assistants to enable entry into competitions and sports activities or to cover release for this purpose.  Increasing pupils’ participation in School Games.

Cost: £300

In 2014-15, the school has entered a team for the cross country, football and netball and plans have been made to participate in a hockey, rugby, swimming, gymnastic, cricket, rounders and athletics tournament.  This is six more tournaments than the previous school year. wimming, Quadkids and rugby were three of the competitions we were able to enter for the first time.

The provision of extra-curricular sports clubs from September – netball, football, multi-skills, rugby, hockey, gymnastics, archery, fencing and dance.  These clubs are run by staff and Premier Sport and the cost to the children are nil or subsidised.

Costs for Clubs: £1,250

The provision was broader this year – with the inclusion of hockey and rugby and the level of gymnastics is higher with the introduction of the B.A.G.A. scheme.  Thirty four attended clubs in the spring term, compared to nineteen for the same term last year.

There was a particularly good uptake for dance, archery and fencing.  A total of 49 children attended these clubs – significantly more than half the school

The children are taking part in The Golden Mile initiative, led by Premier Sport. This will encourage all children to be active and to set personal challenges to achieve greater distances.  Sports Leaders will run the initiative and they are challenged to motivate their class to achieve the most certificates.

Cost: £150.00

Impact was measured by a baseline fitness test which was compared to another test at a later date.  Also, participation rates were recorded as well as the certificates awarded.

Other spending at Wetheringsett

Termly visit to Piper’s Vale Gymnastics Centre in Spring 2015 and Summer.  An opportunity for the children to be inspired: to practise gymnastics on apparatus and in a more appropriate environment than the village hall.

Cost: 360

Buying PE sport materials:  Cost: £670


What impact has Wetheringsett seen on the pupils’ PE and Sport participation and attainment as a result to ensure all pupils develop healthy lifestyles?

At Wetheringsett we want to see:

  • Increased opportunities for all our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and Sports.
  • Opportunities to develop the competitive element of sports and the skill of sportsmanship.
  • Develop pupil understanding of keeping fit and healthy and ways they can improve their health and fitness.
  • Pupils who are fitter and healthier are motivated to continue to improve.


The children and parents participated in questionnaires and audits last year.  It is the aim of the school to repeat these, to measure the impact of increased and improved PE/Sport provision in the school.  Initially, the findings showed that the clubs we have provided are important because more children take part in physical activity in school than out of school.  It also provided us with information about what type of provision and when it is provided for the future.  The perception pupil questionnaire has also enabled the PE Co-ordinator to provide and plan for training in curriculum provision and the quality of teaching and assessment.