Sports Premium

PE and School Sport Premium Funding

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Deneholm Primary.

In 2018/19 our Sports premium funding is £20,170. The document below shows how we intend to spend our allocation:

Sports Premium 19/20

An analysis of the impact of the sports premium for 2019/2020 can be found on the below link:

Analysis of Sports Premium 2019/2020

What the role of the Sports Specialist involves:

This person takes on or two PE lessons for Years R, 1,3,4 and 5.  While he is taking the lesson, the teacher has conferencing time 1:1 with a child or with a small group.  This provides additional input which is completely personalised to a child’s needs.

The PE lessons are high quality, with children being stretched and challenged, Cross curricular links are made as much as possible.

For one morning a week, the PE specialist takes the reception children to work on the physical development section of Early Years framework.  This includes working with individuals and small groups to meet the expectations, to provide additional support for those who are below expectations and to extend those working at or above the early learning goal.

The PE specialist also takes sports clubs as part of the extra-curricular provision which take place during lunch time and after school. They also organise participation in sporting competitions and sport leagues.  This has been particularly successful.  Results of all competitions are stated at the end of this text. 

They have encouraged aspiration (one of our schools life skills) through sports visitors e.g. Casey Stoney who represents England for ladies football and the first Olympic gold medallist for ladies boxing – Nicola Adams.


The PE specialist has provided training for teachers and HLTAs. The PE specialist organises enrichment activities including the mile walk/run for comic/sports relief and sports day.

The PE specialist is the PE  co-ordinator and completes all the assessment for the year groups he teaches and provides plans for lessons that teachers take.   He observes teachers lessons and organises all resources. 


How will we be spending the Sport Premium funding

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils. 


We reviewed the provision of PE in school and as a result decided that the Sport Premium would be used to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. Our rationale for the use of Sport Premium funding, which the Governors have agreed, are that it must be used so that: 

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
  • The most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools.
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
  • Some activities, such as swimming, may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints. 
  • We make use of collaborative and partnership working.


 With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, our plans for the use of the Sport Premium funding include:

  • Investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are well equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport.
  • Provision of cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Continued membership of the Thurrock Sports Partnership.
  • Setting up and running school sports clubs before and after school. Also during lunchtime.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional sports clubs.
  • Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate - running sport competitions, and increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games and inter school competitions with other schools. 
  • Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by Thurrock Sports Partnership.
  • Inviting in qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules such as cricket.
  • Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs.
  • Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through the sport – through the sports leader initiative.
  • Developing intra-school competitions.
  • Inviting sportsmen/women such as Olympic Gold Medallist (Nicola Adams,) athletes, dance troops and gymnasts into the school to inspire our children.
  • Developing the outdoor and adventurous activities element of the PE curriculum.
  • Utilising the ActiveKids Vouchers, to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant.