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PE and the Sports premium



The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.


How we spent the money in 2017-2018:




Chesterfield school sports partnership including Curriculum enhancement


Equipment PE


Sports coaching









Chesterfield School Sports Partnership:

At Highfield Hall Primary school we are investing £2600 of our funding in affiliating to the Chesterfield School Sports Partnership (CSSP). CSSP is passionate about improving the lives of young people, by providing opportunities through Physical education and Sport. CSSP will provide a core package to support the school with:

  • Physical education
  • Competition
  • Leadership and volunteering
  • Club and community links
  • Physical activity


Benefits and impact:

  • continuous professional development for staff
  • inclusion training and support
  • PE and school sport audit
  • Level 1 school games support
  • Level 2 School games (inter-school, cluster/ district)
  • mini leader programme
  • Bronze young ambassador programme
  • midday supervising training
  • active lunchtime programme
  • bikeability/ balance bike training for reception and Y6
  • sharing of good practice with cluster schools



Every Friday afternoon this year we have had Liz Richards come into school and work with staff in delivering PE lessons. She works with the staff to help deliver good/ outstanding PE lessons. The staff work with Liz to gain expertise, confidence and a better understanding on how a PE lesson should look.

Liz also delivered an INSET to the staff on Outdoor Adventurous Activities, this was very well received and the staff gained lots of ideas and resources to feed into their PE teaching.


Liz is a secondary PE trained specialist.


PE Equipment:

Across the year teachers have had chance to teach various PE units and have fed back with what equipment they need to teach the units successfully and what equipment needs replacing or replenishing.


At the beginning of the year the school purchased logo sports t-shirts and hoodies for the sports teams to wear.


Benefits and impact:

  • units are taught correctly using the appropriate equipment
  • children benefit from using appropriate equipment during lessons that is not broken or damaged
  • enough equipment was ordered to teach a whole class successfully with nobody waiting to have a turn
  • lessons therefore run more smoothly
  • wearing the personalised tops and hoodies brings a sense of unity and pride and the children look smart

Sports coaching:

Throughout the year a number of after school sports clubs took place. These were free of charge to the pupils who took part in them. In Key Stage 2 there was cricket, basketball, theatre dance, street dance and tri-golf. For foundation stage there was gymnastics and for Key Stage 1 street cheer dance.


Benefits and impact:

  • children learning a new sport/activity
  • children learning the skills required to play the sport
  • using Level 2+ qualified coaches
  • children learning to cooperate and work in a team
  • making new friends
  • the theatre dance led to performing at the Winding Wheel and in the end of term performance
  • the basketball led to a competition
  • the tri-golf led to a festival at Chesterfield Golf Club
  • the reception children performed their gymnastic routines to parents
  • the KS1 and KS2 children performed their dance routines to parents


Curriculum Enhancement:

Bikeability Level 1 Y3 – 30 children took part in this

Bikeability Level 2 Y5 – 32 children took part in this

Bikeability Level 3 Y5 – 15 children took part in this


Bikeability balance bikes Reception – all reception children took part in this.


Bronze Ambassadors – Twelve Y5/ 6 children were selected based on their high achievement of being a mini-leader. This involved a day out at the English Institute of Sport to train in becoming a Bronze Ambassador for the school.


Festival and competitions – the school entered a number of these this year including; Parkfest, Quadkids, Super Sixes, basketball, dance, Megafest, Sportyfest, swimming gala, Winterfest, Early Racers, Key Step gymnastics, Triathlon, Football and Infant Agility.


Benefits and impact:

  • children were trained how to ride their bike safely
  • children learnt how to service their bike so that it was road worthy
  • safety instruction was given on wearing appropriate clothing and equipment when riding a bike
  • some children learnt how to ride their bikes without stabilisers
  • reception children learnt the FUNdamental skills of riding a bike
  • bronze ambassadors were trained on how to deliver and organise a sporting event
  • sporting events were organised for Foundation, KS1 and KS2
  • children’s organisational skills were developed
  • enjoyment across all Key Stages participating in an event
  • children having a sense of pride representing the school



Throughout the year children have been involved in festivals and tournaments that are out of walking distance. These events have taken place within school hours and out of school hours. For the children to take part in these events transport needs to be provided.


Benefits and impact:

  • children have been able to attend these events
  • children have participated in a range of sporting activities, representing the school
  • being able to attend these events children are involved with the elements of participation, competition, success and being part of a team




For children to attend festivals/ events/ tournaments during school time supply teachers are needed to cover the teachers who are attending the event.


Benefits and impacts:

  • covering the cost of supply means children can attend events during the school day


How we intend to spend the sports premium 2018 -2019:

During this academic year we intend to spend the funding on:

  • affiliating with CSSP
  • after-school clubs organised across the whole of the school
  • curriculum enhancements
  • attend more festivals and competitions organised by the SSP
  • professional development – teachers to attend relevant courses and continue working with Liz Richards
  • Mrs Ross to attend three workshops to deliver a new PE scheme – Real PE, this then to be delivered to staff through a whole school INSET day.