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Primary School Sports Funding 2016/2017

Primary School Sports Funding 2016/2017 and Swimming and Water Safety

By Brook Valley Primary School Sports Funding Allocation for 2016/17 was £8,820. This has to be spent on improving the provision of PE and sports within schools but Headteachers have the freedom to choose how they do this.

In 2016/2017 we continued to provide mentoring sessions and CPD, encouraged our children to develop a sustained interest in sport, physical exercise and healthy living, and continued to enhance general PE provision.

The mentoring focused on improving teacher subject knowledge and skills in teaching gymnastics and dance and focused on developing children’s confidence and skills in these areas.

For 2016/17, the funding was spent as followed:




Chippenham Partnership of Schools Sports Network annual fee


Being part of Chippenham partnership widened our participation in competitive sport against other schools. It enabled all years to attend a variety of sports activities and competitive events including Year 3 and 4 Christmas run, KS1 Multi-skills, Tag Rugby Festival Netball festival, Chippenham Games and the Quad Kids Festival run by Bath University.


Children participated in competitive sport.

  • Netball festival – 9 children
  • Quad kids – 10 children
  • Christmas fun run – Year 3 and 4
  • Chippenham Games – Year 6
  • KS1Multi-skills – Year 1 and 2

Children took part in physical activities.  All children in Year 1 – 6 attended at least 1 sport event.

All children in Year 1 – 6 competed against other schools.

Children report that they enjoyed taking part in sports and working as a team.

Up and Under teacher mentoring sessions and lunchtime activities


Mentoring Sessions

We continued to provide CPD for existing and new teachers to gain confidence with teaching sports. We focused on improving the dance and gymnastics taught in our school.


Developed teachers confidence in teaching dance and gymnastics. 7 teachers now able to independently use resources to plan and lead dance sessions

Developed teachers subject knowledge of skills progression, in teaching of gymnastics, dance, athletics, rounders and Real PE

Children received high quality PE lessons

Observations showed that children developed confidence with dance and gymnastics

Children report that they developed a love for dance.

Lunch time activities


Increased participation in sport at lunch time, particularly of less active children

Promoted positive attitudes towards healthy lifestyles

Children who were less physically active or who may not otherwise were given the opportunity to participate in additional sporting or physical activities.

Up and Under Sports Day


Sports Day

We were assisted again by a professional sports coach this year.


Provided competitive and inclusive sports for all children to take part in

Children were able to compete in a variety of track and field events

Maintained a high profile on inclusivity in sport

Developed children’s participation and enjoyment in sport.

Transport to events


Coaches to Year 3 and 4 Christmas run, KS1 Multi-skills, Netball festival, Tag Rugby, Chippenham Games and Quad Kids Festival.

Imovesdance scheme subscription


We purchase ‘imovesdance’ scheme to help support teachers deliver high quality dance lessons. It provided teachers with a range of dances to choose from as well as lesson plans.


Improved teachers confidence in teaching dance

Provided teachers with exciting and appropriate stimuli from which to plan and develop dance

Improved the quality of dance lessons

Children developed their skills and confidence with dancing.




Swimming and Water Safety 2016 - 2017

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below*:

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?