Sports Premium Funding | Chellaston Infant School

Sports Premium Funding

What is School Sport Funding?

In September 2013 all schools received new ring-fenced ‘Funding for PE and Sport’.  The funding has continued each year with the aim of supporting primary schools in the delivery of PE and sport.

Funding for 2017/18 is a £16.000 lump sum with an additional £10.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January school census.  Chellaston Infant School will receive approximately £19.000.

Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the offer available to pupils.  Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.

As you can imagine, we continue to be extremely excited about the sports funding.  We work closely with the Derby School Sport Partnership (SSP) which is a network of both primary and secondary schools which come together to promote sporting opportunities and professional development across Derby city.  We will continue to work with the partnership this year.

What happened with the funding during 2016/2017?

During this year we have used the funding in a variety of ways.  The impact of the funding is as follows:

  1. We have continued to enhance our varied and inclusive school sport offer as an extension of the curriculum.  We established several different clubs with the intention of some of the children who attended competing in a variety of Derby city school sport festivals and competitions.  During this year, children performed in the dance festival at the Riverside building on Pride Park and in the KS1 gymnastics festival.  The team of children who attended the gymnastics competition achieved team gold and individual silver and gold places within the KS1 competition.  We were very proud of all these pupils.

Impact from attending these events has been an increase in pupil confidence with the pupils involved showcasing their talents in whole school performances.  There has also been a clear impact during curriculum time of an increase of pupil skill set, especially during the curriculum dance and gymnastics lessons.

  1. During curriculum time, we also used our funding to provide a variety of exciting opportunities for our pupils including the use of a climbing wall, yoga, dodgeball and fencing workshops for the children.

Impact has been that pupil confidence and resilience has improved during these workshops for example, pupils who have attended dodge ball workshops are developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and using these skills during their ongoing games lessons.

  1. We employed two ‘Play Leaders’ at lunchtime to increase pupil activity levels.

Impact has been that all pupils now demonstrate a high level of engagement during lunchtime with the games.  All of the children access the lunchtime activities during the lunchtime period throughout the year.

  1. We have developed our use of self and peer assessment with the use of ICT during PE lessons.  We purchased a further two IPADs for use during lesson time.

Impact has been that pupil performance across school has improved as a direct result of self and peer assessments.

  1. An Anomaly screen was placed in the playground which provides key tailored keeping healthy information to parents and pupils throughout the school day. Pupils have had the opportunity to access ‘Wake and Shake’ footage throughout playtime and lunchtime.  Parents have had the opportunity to watch different footage about eating healthily etc. at drop off and pick up.

Impact: The screen was installed in July 2017.  We anticipate that pupil’s activity rates will increase particularly during the morning break time period.  We also envisage that pupils and parents have an increased awareness of the importance of making good food choices.

  1. The Healthy team reapplied for the afPE quality mark which is a self-assessment tool for PE provision across school. The school passed the award with distinction.

Impact:  This self-evaluation tool has allowed the team to monitor provision and need across school.  The audit has contributed to action planning for the Healthy Living Team for the next three years.


AfPE application Form – March 2017

End of Year Subject Leader Report 2016-17- Healthy Living

Derby City School Sports Partnership are supporting us in enhancing our PE provision; for further information please visit their website.