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Sports Premium 2017-18

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 2017/2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1-6 and those aged 5 in Reception, as recorded in the January 2018 census as follows:

         schools with 17 or more pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil

         schools with 16 or fewer pupils receive £1000 per pupil

 At Wetheringsett, we receive £16550 for the academic year 2017-18.

How is the Sports Premium Grant spent?

Our aim is to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport offered; by developing and adding to PE and Sport activities and making improvements that will benefit the children attending the school now and in the future.

The following table outlines how the funding has been used in 2017-2018 at Wetheringsett and its planned use during the remainder of the school year.  

Spending at Wetheringsett


Funding of a PE/Sports Lead teacher shared by the two of the 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.  In addition, her remit is to enable professional conversation regarding the teaching of PE and Sport resulting from PE observations.

PE/Sports Leader Costs: £5439.00

PE Hub Planning Resources to support teacher planning: £350.00

Association of PE: £68.00

One Dance UK: £38.00

Suffolk Sport Primary Conference: £75.00

  • In addition, the PE/Sports Leader has overseen the provision of clubs and entry of School Games competitions  at Wetheringsett.

Gymnastic Club

Archery Club

Fencing Club

Hockey Club                 Total: £1500

Staff costs to attend

competitions:               £480.00

  • The PE/Sports Leader has supported Sports Leaders to develop their leadership skills during the year.

  • 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.  This has continued and developed year-on-year.

Additional sports experiences have been organised to broaden the children’s experience and to inspire active lives in the future.

Visit to Pipers Vale Gymnastic Centre FOR R-6: £120

KidzFit – a workshop in participating in healthy fitness activities and linking to science and PSHE for R-6: £360

Yoga – a workshop to introduce this activity as a way of strengthening the body, developing flexibility and balance and creating a sense of well-being for R-6: £82.00

Indian Dance workshop to promote learning about other cultures whilst being active for R-6: £228.00

Martial Arts for R-6: £1190

Active - promoting equipment for the school garden and new equipment: £331

  • Units of work for sport, athletics, dance and gymnastics have been developed and improved with the staff and used to teach the children.  The level of the children’s competence in PE and sport is improving, seen for example in the ability and confidence dance has been performed to audiences and the enthusiasm and success shown when participating in inter-school competitions.  A recent pupil perception questionnaire, has shown a marked improvement in how the pupils view and participate in their PE lessons.

  • Lesson observations and evaluations of the PE lead working alongside colleagues and supporting their teaching continues to indicate improvement in the teachers’ teaching skills, understanding and competence, when planning and teaching PE and Sport.  Ease of access to a wide range of PE planning, has supported the above.

  • A wider range of clubs has been provided and this has improved attendance.

  • Participation in School Games Tournaments has been maintained. Sports-like participation has been a good characteristic displayed by the pupils representing the school. The school has entered football, swimming, cross country. Quicksticks hockey, Quadkids athletics and Rounders.

  • The Sports Leaders have continued to develop games at break times and at the same time are developing their leadership qualities.  Last Summer, the Sports Leaders led a successful multi-skills festival for KS1 and this will be repeated in the summer term this year.

  • 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.

  • Each workshop has been a success.  The children have participated enthusiastically and been able to explain what they have learnt. Parents have also watched performances and responded very positively.  Children have had the confidence to attend Sports Clubs outside of school, including gymnastics and martial arts.

  • Additional swimming has been put in place to ensure all children can swim 25m by the end of KS 2

  • Waterlillies and Staffing: £1000

    • Children who had no swimming ability or water confidence are now practising this skill regularly.  Two have achieved their 25m and others are now swimming with water aid support.


    Wetheringsett’s PE and Sport Vision:


    It is our vision at Wetheringsett, that all children will leave having enjoyed a broad range of sports and physical activity.  They will have gained the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate with enthusiasm, competence and independence.

    We will teach safe, supportive and effective PE lessons, provide a range of relevant extra – curricular sports clubs and enable as many children to participate in school sporting competitions or performances whilst at the school. 

    PE and Sport will also contribute to developing the pupils’ social, emotional and intellectual skills: such as communication, teamwork, resilience, fair play, leadership and problem-solving as-well as knowledge and understanding of how being active is related to being fit and healthy.  Participation in PE activities, showing determination, achieving success and ‘personal bests’, will be celebrated.  This will promote the children’s self-esteem, highlight the positive impact on health and well-being and promote a desire to continue to develop their skills. 

    All the above, will lead to the children being able to continue to participate in sporting and physical activity and so make healthy choices, for the rest of their lives.