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Primary School Sports Funding 2017-2018

By Brook Valley Primary School Sports Funding Allocation for 2017/18 is £17,700. This must be spent on improving the provision of PE and sports within schools but Headteachers have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The focus for this year was to build on the success of last year’s mentoring and CPD, to continue to encourage our children to develop a sustained interest in sport, physical exercise and healthy living, and to continue to enhance general PE provision. The PE mentoring focused on improving teacher subject knowledge and skills in teaching tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, orienteering, tennis and rounders. The mentoring sessions have also supported children with developing their skills and confidence with taking part in these sports. We also introduced new fitness activity for the children, yoga. Additionally, we attended more competitive festivals giving children the opportunity to compete against other schools and develop their love for sports. This includes:

  • Year 3 and 4 Christmas Cross Country Run
  • Competitive Cross Country Run
  • Year 6 Young Leaders
  • All Active Academy
  • KS2 Girls Football
  • Talent Team
  • KS1 Multi-skills
  • Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby
  • Chippenham Games

For 2017/18, the funding was spent in the following areas:




Chippenham Partnership of Schools Sports Network annual fee


Being part of Chippenham partnership enabled us to participate in competitive sport against other schools. All children in years 1 – 6 attended at least one sports event. The events included: Year 3 and 4 Christmas run, Girls Football, KS1 Multi-skills, Tag Rugby Festival, All Active Academy, Talent Team and Chippenham Games.


Children participated in competitive sport

Children took part in physical activities

Children competed against other schools

Children developed a new love for taking part in sports.

Contributions to Chippenham Partnership for Talent Team and All Active


3 children were sent to All Active Academy to take part in a range of activities with other schools. All Active Academy is designed to develop disengaged children’s confidence and love for learning.


Disengaged children were introduced to new activities and learnt about eating healthy

Disengaged children developed a love for new sports and felt success in sport

Disengaged children joined our after school clubs in archery and football.

3 of our talented children were sent to Talent Team with children from other schools. They took part in a range of sports against other talent children, including archery badminton and squash.


Children took part in activities with children of the same high ability increasing challenge at a higher skill level

Children took part in competitive activities

Children were challenged.

Up and Under teacher mentoring sessions


We continued to provide CPD for existing and new teachers to gain confidence in teaching sports. This year we are focused on improving the range of sports taught in our school including tag rugby, netball, tennis, rounders and orienteering.


Developed teachers’ confidence in teaching sports. Teachers were able to go on to lead sessions following mentoring.

Developed teachers subject knowledge, particularly in skill progression

Children to received high quality PE lessons

Children to took part in and develop their skills in a wider range of sports and activities.

Up and Under Sports Day


Building on the success of last year’s Sports Day, we were assisted again by a professional sports coach this year. We were also able to introduce new events, broadening children’s opportunities to demonstrate in field events.


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

Developed children’s participation and enjoyment in sport.

Showed breath of provision to parents.

Yoga sessions


This year we added yoga to our curriculum to introduce a new fitness activity to the children and teachers. The children developed an understanding of what yoga is and the teachers gain an insight into how they teach yoga at primary level.


Children experienced new fitness activities

Children have learned how to manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movements

Children took part in non-competitive relaxing activities

Teachers to gain confidence with teaching yoga

Children improved control and co-ordination

Children learnt about muscle groups and muscular control.

Transport to events


Coaches to Year 3 and 4 Christmas run, KS1 Multi-skills, Tag Rugby and Chippenham Games.

Transport to swimming and lifeguard.


Coaches to swimming and lifeguard at the pool.

Imovesdance scheme subscription


Purchase of imovesdance scheme helped to 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

Improved the quality of dance lessons

Encouraged children to develop their skills and confidence with dance

Range of dance styles including cultural dances.

KS1 Cricket Sessions


We had a professional sports coach come into school to teach high quality cricket sessions and after school clubs for KS1.


Children developed their skills and confidence in cricket

KS1 children had the opportunity to attend a sports after school club

Developed competitive sports in KS1

Developed teachers knowledge and confidence in teaching cricket

Improve the quality of cricket taught in KS1.

Outdoor gym


To buy a range of equipment for our playground for children to use at playtimes and lunchtimes e.g. climbing wall.


Replace old trim trail with a range of new activities

Promoted exercise at playtimes and lunchtimes.

PE equipment


Continue to update and improve the PE equipment in the school.


Developed children’s participation in a range of sports

Children to have a range of quality equipment to use during PE lessons and lunchtime

Replaced and extended PE equipment to enhance impacting of mentoring e.g. hurdles, discuss, javelins, vortex and footballs.