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Sports Premium 2015-16

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 2015/2016 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1-6 and those aged 5 in Reception, as recorded in the January 2015 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 £8,845.00 for the academic year 2015-16.

How will the Sports Premium Grant be spent?

The following table outlines how the funding will be used in 2015-16.

Spending at Wetheringsett


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

PE/Sports Leader Costs: £5500

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. This includes dedicated non-contact time each week for the teacher and PE/Sports Leader to work together.

Last year, the PE/Sports Leader was trained in dance, gymnastics, KS1 physical development and games and the learning will continue to be cascaded out to the pyramid schools during this school year.

In addition the PE/Sports Leader has ensured the provision of clubs at Wetheringsett and entry to sports competitions. This will continue this year.   See below.

The PE/Sports Leader developed a Sports Leader system last year.  The new Sports Leaders have volunteered for the new school year and will meet once a week with the PE/Sports Leader to plan the week ahead and any initiatives. This will include leading the Golden Mile.

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 by the PE/Sports Leader, for example skipping, circuit training and running for the Golden Mile.  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.

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

Participation and Entry Costs: £370

The school has yet to enter teams for school competitions, but the aim is to enter 10 and equal the increased participation of last year.

The provision of extra-curricular sports clubs. From September, these are - football, bucket ball, survival skills and dance.  These clubs are run by staff and two outside agencies. The cost to the children are nil or heavily subsidised.

Projected Costs: £1500

In the first term of this school year, the number of children signing up to sports clubs has increased by more than 20 on Autumn 2014, with clubs being attended by 31 different children, with several children attending more than one club (NOR 73).

The children have taken and will be 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

As of last year, the children will be awarded certificates for the achievement of miles and a record of each pupil and each class will be kept, throughout the year.  Challenges will be made against other schools and the initiative will be part of a fitness week during the year.

Playground Gym Equipment.

Cost: £1000


This will give greater opportunities for activity and fun at break times, especially in the winter months at Wetheringsett.

A continuation of attending Piper’s Vale Gymnastic Club in Ipswich.  Last year the school attended twice due to the very good quality experience and this will continue during this school year.  One child is now attending the gym club in her own time.

Cost: £600

Enthusiasm and enjoyment of sports. Staff also reported last year that children were taken out of their comfort zones on the trips to the gym and many achieved beyond their own expectations.


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.


A pupil perception and questionnaire regarding participation in sports clubs and sporting activities will be carried out during the Autumn Term to continue to ascertain the impact of the Sports Premium.  In addition, there will be a questionnaire to the teachers who team teach with the PE/Sports Leader.