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Sports Premium Funding At St. Mary's

Our P.E. Curriculum


P.E. develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence as well as their ability to utilise these developments to perform a range of activities.  The self-discipline and collaboration expected of the children in sport impacts positively upon behaviour in the classroom.  It creates a positive work ethic and optimism, which are skills that are transferable to the real world and can be taken with pupils throughout life.  The school currently provides a minimum of two hours of P.E. where skills are taught through physical education lessons as well as swimming lessons.   A wide range of P.E. aims to engage and inspire all pupils.   At present, a qualified coach teaches our Year 3 to 6 for a games session whilst our class teachers deliver the other session. Our Reception and Year 1 and 2 teachers deliver the full PE curriculum.         


School Aims

In addition to the provision of P.E. lessons at St. Mary’s we also look for the following:

  • All children engaging in healthy exercise every day in addition to their P.E. lessons.
  • All children having an opportunity to engage in healthy competition with their peers and others in Inter-School competition.
  • All children being offered the chance to participate in after school activities that promote physical education, sport and healthy lifestyles.

Partnership Work

Our school is part of the Waltham Forest Sports Network which meets regularly to organise competitions for the children and share good practice. We find this beneficial as it gives our children the ability to participate frequently in Inter-School competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance.  This network includes other local primary and secondary catholic schools as part of the Aquinas Teaching and Learning Trust. We have also built up relationships with local clubs in the community including Tottenham Hotspur FC and Orion Harriers Athletics Club.    We have supported the bid of our neighbouring school, Chingford C of E, in their attempts to secure funding for an athletics track. We currently use their school field for our athletics club and have arranged various football friendlies between the school for girls and boys.

After School Activities

Recently we have offered a range of activities to pupils after school such as basketball, cricket, football, netball and tennis.  We evaluate the clubs based on attendance and pupils’ views. Some of these clubs have been offered for free to children in an effort to increase participation.

Currently we offer the following clubs before and after school: girls and boys’ football, karate, tennis, netball, gymnastics, yoga, athletics and cheerleading.

Purpose of the Funding

The government has given funding to schools for a specific purpose. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of sport, but they will have freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding may include:

  • Hiring specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching P.E
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in P.E and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in P.E and sport.
  • Running sport competitions or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for P.E. and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

The government is providing funding of approximately £18, 180 per annum to schools, for the academic years 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children.

Current provisions are being reviewed for it's sustainability.

St. Marys Primary school has decided to use the funding in the following ways:

Key Indicator

Actions to achieve


Where to find evidence


Next Steps

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.


  • To have classrooms that are more active where children spend at least 10 minutes a day doing physical activity.
  • Children to run daily km. 
  • Classes to participate in an active classroom environment. This will include field trips and science based activities off-site.
  • Use of Go Noodle within classrooms.

£ 1500

Installation of daily mile track






  • School website
  • Children’s activity log.
  • INSET materials
  • Displays
  • PE display board


  • Increased activity throughout the day (outside of PE curriculum) for all students.
  • Daily km track has been installed in our playground.
  • Opportunities to visit Epping Forest and Suntrap to become active pupils. For example, Year 3 finding different soil types at Suntrap. As part of Stone Age topic shelter building and camp fire building at Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest.
  • Children’s activity logs comment on improved stamina and fitness.
  • Pupil voice, surveys give positive comments, children enjoying and wanting to improve in their skills and fitness.
  • Exercise brain breaks seen in classes.
  • Each class teacher to identify pupils who are less engaged in physical activity.
  • Encourage them to get involved in after school clubs. (Free of charge)
  • Create opportunities for those children less motivated. Use surveys/pupil voice to find alternative active options for these students. Purchase appropriate equipment based on this feedback.

   (Ongoing Autumn 2018)

Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  • An increase in the schools participation in inter-schools events.
  • An increase in the sports clubs available to students.
  • An opportunity for pupils to feedback on how we can improve the school through sport.
  • Staff to share their interests in sport and exercise as ‘role models’ to pupils.
  • Opportunities to share participation/achievements in assemblies.
  • Invite local clubs, coaches and parents to speak to students on various sporting topics.
  • To set up a sports club to increase self-confidence amongst targeted pupils.


£ 1500

Membership of Waltham Forest School Sports Network. (WFSSN)



Cost of after school clubs.

  • School website
  • Displays
  • PE display board


  • An increased participation of pupils in Sports clubs. 67 % of all students from Year 1-6.
  • Positive feedback on Sports Provision and participation from pupil surveys.
  • St Mary's has recevied the Bronze Award from School Games Mark for July 2018. We are concentrating on obtaining our Silver Award by the end of 2018/19.


  • To increase participation to +90 % in at least one sports club.
  • Clubs to be offered for free to those children who are less active.
  • Clubs to be offered for free to Pupil Premium Funbded children. 
  • Get 80% of children from KS2 participating in an after school club.

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • To work with professional coaches from Tottenham Hotspur to deliver extra football lesson.
  • Review the use of PE  teaching and assessment across the school.
  • PE co-ordinator to attend PE meetings of WFSSN and disseminate information/skills and new practise.
  • INSET- on delivery of ‘REAL PE’.

£ 2000

REAL PE INSET and scheme of work.



  • Lesson observations.
  • Staff evaluation of training from coach/coordinator.
  • Staff audit.
  • Monitoring lessons and team teaching.


  • Teachers supported in their delivery of PE lessons across the curriculum.
  • From Autumn half-term October 2018 staff will implement Real PE. Staff to be supported in this by a whole-school INSET on 29th October.
  • Staff to use new resources as part of Real PE including the online platform, Jasmine.
  • Increase staff training particularly in areas teachers identify as ‘weaknesses'.
  • Provide training in contact sports and dance.


Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.

  • Children are offered a wide range of after-school clubs.
  • A majority of after school clubs are offered free of charge.
  • Professional coaches and clubs engaged to run clubs.
  • Children are offered an extensive PE curriculum, which has units of work on various sports, dance and gymnastics.
  • Opportunities for those less athletically talented to participate in clubs and team events.

Cost of after school clubs

 (as above)


Additional sports equipment.

  • School website
  • Timetables
  • Club Registers
  • An increased participation in Sports across the whole school. 67% of all students from Year 1-6.
  • Links forged with local clubs such as Orion Harriers (see below).

These links actively direct children to suitable routes to further their participation in sport.

  • Girl’s Football Club run by Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Tennis club run by a professional coach.
  • Football clubs for KS1 and KS2 boys run by a professional coach.
  • Cheerleading club.
  • Athletics Club run by coaches from Orion Harriers.
  • Morning clubs covering tennis, yoga, gymnastics and karate.
  • More opportunities in indoor sports such as gymnastics and dance/Zumba.
  • Create links with more local clubs to allow access to top level coaching and more facilities.

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

  • Creating a wider network of links with other schools to participate in inter –school games.
  • Members of WFSSN. Fully paid, allowing access to all events.
  • Training from professional coaches in training school teams in football.( Spurs coaching and parent who is a professional coach/player)

£ 2000

Cost of transport to sports events and sports day venue rental.


£ 1000

Tottenham Hotspur Coaching Programme



Staff cover/ payment of coach to bring teams to inter-school competitions.

  • School website
  • School Games Dashboard
  • Sports Noticeboard
  • St Mary’s have participated in numerous inter-school events organised by WFSSN including mixed hockey, athletics and football. (8 Waltham Forest Schools Sports Network Competitions)

          Autumn 1 2018

  • Year 6 Boys team has participated in WF football Blitz at Chingford Goals.
  • Year 1 and 2 children represented the school in WF athletics event at Peter May Centre.
  • Year 4 (Boys and Girls) have participated at WF Rugby festival at Chingford Foundation.
  • Children are acknowledged for their achievements in assemblies and on the school website.


  • To send teams to a wider range of sports, particularly basketball and netball.
  • To send at least two teams from KS1.
  • To increase the number of girls participation in representative sport.