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PE and Sport Premium

Marks Gate Junior School - PE and Sports Premium 2017/18


At Marks Gate Junior School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement all our children.

The Government in England has provided additional funding of over £150 million per annum since 2013/14 to improve PE and school sport in primary schools. From September 2017, the funding has been increased to £320 million to enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of the PE and sport they offer.


What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £320 million in academic year 2017/18. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on PE and school sport provision in schools. Ofsted will assess how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium; schools are required to publish information about their use of the premium on their website. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year – at Marks Gate Junior School that is £19,310 for the year. We received £9,615 in academic year 2016/17 and you can read here how we used our funding last year

Vision for the funding

All pupils leave the school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


Swimming Competency – Year 6 (as at 4th April 2018)

Number of pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres – 45 pupils


Number of pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively - 27 pupils


Number of pupils who can perform self-rescue in different water based situations – 24 pupils


A further group of 30 pupils are currently undertaking swimming lessons and the numbers of pupils who can use a range of strokes effectively and can perform self-rescue in different water based situations and we will update these figures at the end of the term. 


How Marks Gate Junior School is using the funding in Academic Year 2017-18:


We are seeking to use the funding to increase:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  • the profile of PE and sport across the school and for it to be used as a tool for whole school improvement
  • confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • and develop a broader experience of the range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • participation in competitive sport

This shows how we intend to use the funding to improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils.




Training for PE Co-ordinator


High quality training for PE Co-odinator. 

Opportunity for training to be cascaded to remainder of staff

Transport to events and competitions


Opportunity for pupils to take part om borough festivals and competitions

To fund and subsidise a broader range of extra-curricular Clubs available to Children at our School


To ensure all children have a wider range of activities through after school activities

To enable all children to access a wide range of opportunities

To ensure that all children are able to participate regardless of the financial position of their parents

Offer subsidised/free after-school activity club places to identified groups


To ensure equality of opportunity un sports participation. Implement strategies to encourage maximum inclusivity.

PE Co-ordinator – management, planning and organisation of whole school physical education. Release time off timetable


Provide the PE co-ordinator with time to audit existing provision and measure the impact of this provision and then to deliver a coherent action plan under the PE & sports premium funding criteria.

Purchase PE equipment


Increased activities for pupils to participate in

Employing additional support for teachers and teaching assistants to develop their teaching skills in PE lessons.


To improve the teaching of PE across the school.

Expert sports coaches will be used for team teaching and modelling lessons for the staff

Purchase of school team kit


To encourage participation in team sports

Invite local sporting personalities to school to assembly and class 


To enable pupils can identify with success and aspire to be a local sporting hero

Display screens in lobby to raise the profile of PE and Sport for all visitors and parents/carers


Notices on display screen are full of information about matches, sporting clubs and results and pupils are keen to get involved