P.E. and the Sports Premium

At Nailsworth C of E Primary School, we pride ourselves on providing a high quality physical education that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide rich opportunities for pupils to become physically confident designed to inspire and engage all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

Our school is situated in large grounds and children are supported to take full advantage of this, using our Multi-Use-Games-Area, netball and football pitches as well as accessing the nature garden and our large playing field. Children participate in unique experiences, such as our whole school triathlon in PE lessons. Forest Green Rovers is situated next to the school and the opportunity to work with players and coaches is embraced.

We offer of a huge range of sporting activities within school, after school and within the wider community. We recognise that physical activity is of key importance in emotional and physical health and encourage children to gain experience in as many sports and physical activities as possible. We also work closely with St George’s Church and Sportily to promote our Christian values through ‘Active R.E’ and other sporting activities, in order to build on Christian values such as Respect and Perseverance.

P.E. and the Sports Premium

The government provides additional ring-fenced funding for all primary schools, to improve provision of PE and sport. This is can be used in a variety of ways to develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport provision. It can also be used to build capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made are sustainable in future years.

At school, we use the Sports Premium to:

  • provide targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
  • encourage active play during break times and lunchtimes
  • establish, extend and fund the variety of school sports clubs available
  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils across the school
  • introduce new sports and physical activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • broaden the variety of extra-curricular physical activities after school
  • organise sports competitions and tournaments within the school
  • coordinate and enter sport competitions or tournaments across the local area

There are 5 key indicators in which schools should expect to see improvement:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
  2. The profile of PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity) being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Information about how Nailsworth C of E Primary School have spent the PE and Sports Premium Funding is detailed in this document:

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary P.E. & Sport Premium July 2022

Previous Years’ Sports Funding Usage:

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2019-2020

In the academic year of September 2019 to August 2020, we received £18,010. We spent the grant on:

  • Fitness equipment for rowing room to include new punch bag
  • Gymnastics team leotards set and new high vault equipment
  • Gym improvements and House colours for competitions and PE
  • Provision for new Judo club at school via external professional coaching to engage non-traditional sports pupils
  • Staff training to include PE conference, Yoga and Exercise to Music to engage more leaners in range of daily physical activity for health and fitness.
  • Training sessions for mid-day supervisors
  • Additional equipment for Forest School and resources for outside learning
  • Wetsuit provision for outdoor swimming/lake activities for Year 6
  • Sports Awards Evening and celebrations to include trophies and engraving
  • Markings for sports events, matches and sports day
  • Stroud School Sports Association and School Games affiliation and competition entry and travel
  • Work with Psalms Sports Minister to develop family/youth sporting opportunities and active RE
  • Continue to train staff to professional coaching levels and
  • Additional lunchtime play and sports equipment and staff training
  • PE and Sports Kit to include Athletics sports team and school branded kit
  • Installation of water fountains to outside PE area for hydration and health
  • Funded extra-curricular clubs including football, fencing and Ballet
  • Additional (3rd) Gym wall bar/climbing/gymnastic frame
  • School running track and long jump run up re-surfacing
  • Additional swimming lessons (on top of curriculum provision) to aim for 100% of pupils’ to be able to swim 25 meters, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue by end of Year 6
  • Maintaining and increasing percentage of pupils engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity a week to 87% (last year was 82%)
PE & Sport Premium Funding 2018-2019

In the academic year of September 2018 to August 2019, we received £17,970. We spent the grant on:

  • Equipment including renewables for example Goblin Go-kart challenge, bark for running track, new board games, storage shed in playground for active playground activities
  • Gym and PE facility improvements including changing room works
  • Innovative ideas including mountain and local walking trips
  • Forest School Outdoor learning and physical activity
  • Mentoring with FGR Football Academy
  • Work with Psalms Sports Minister to develop family sporting opportunities and active RE
  • Continue to train staff to professional coaching levels and training sessions for mid-day supervisors
  • Fitness equipment for rowing room to include weighted bags and four trampettes
  • Continue participation in intra-school events, inter-school events and extra-curricular activities – continue to fund swimming gala and triathlon
  • Continue to upgrade and bring in new equipment which can be used by all pupils
  • Continue to improve provision for able pupils and reluctant sports pupils, for example invest in the Goblin Challenge, Chess Club, Fencing Club, Archery Club, Rowing Club, Trampolining
  • Funding entry to competitions: Goblin Challenge, Chess tournament in London, Country dancing
  • Funding additional sporting opportunities: Fencing, Tennis, Cycle proficiency, Inter schools competitions, School Swimming Gala and Triathlons
  • New opportunities: family yoga; KS1 Multi skills; Ballet; Dance Festival; Quad kids; KS1 Ball Skills Club
  • Increase percentage of children in Key stage 2 who do at least two clubs a week and doing 2.5 hours of Physical Activity a week at school (average 30mins a day) when club attendance is added to PE and swimming sessions (80%+).
  • New additional trampoline and end decks
  • New wall frame in Gym for gymnastics and climbing skills and re-positioning of climbing wall plates.
  • Additional swim sessions for any Year 6 not achieving 25 meters (on top of/in addition to curriculum provision).

Impact:

  • 97% of pupils ended primary school being able to swim at least 25 meters in July 2019
  • Board games, storage shed in playground for active playground activities has increased pupil engagement at lunchtimes
  • More children have been walking with their families and enjoying a healthier lifestyle
  • Children have been inspired by FGR youth team and their school visits. Huge increase in physical activity and game play on visits and engagement with local club
  • School wide engagement and enjoyment of outdoor learning and Forest school activities with school training staff. Including Forest School Mindfulness.
  • Engagement and participation in a wide range of inter and intra school activity and sports competitions including Tag Rugby, Football, Netball, Indoor Athletics, Dance, Swimming, Hockey, Triathlons, Athletics, Cricket, Basketball and Gymnastics.
  • New wall frame in Gym for gymnastics and climbing skills has proved to be highly popular with pupils and has enthused learners who want to develop
  • 100% of pupils ended school having completed their cycle proficiency
  • New Trampoline has doubled the activity time of pupils who take part in Trampoline club
  • Use of multistage fitness testing has given pupils a sense of achievement, progress and focus on developing levels of stamina
  • Percentage of pupils across whole school taking part in at least one club a week was 64% (78% of Pupil Premium pupils engaged in at least one club a week)
  • Percentage of children in Key stage 2 doing average of 2.5 hours of Physical Activity a week at school was 82%
PE & Sport Premium Funding 2017-2018

In the academic year of September 2017 to August 2018, we received £17,870.  We spent the grant on:

  • Equipment including renewables for example Goblin Go-kart challenge, and Forest School. Replacement items, such as Reception pedal bikes, gymnastic equipment
  • Innovative ideas bringing rowing into school including creating a fitness gym; supporting the Grant 106 monies of £45,000 for a multi user games area
  • Further developed links with FGR Football Academy
  • Work with Psalms Sports Ministers to develop family sporting opportunities; start of day family rowing/circuits fitness; netball for parents, walking football
  • Trained staff to professional coaching levels; update trampolining coaches; Forest school training (physical activity in the woods). Plus fund relevant professional memberships
  • Participated in the intra-school events, inter-school events and extra-curricular activities – funded swimming gala and triathlon
  • Upgraded and brought in new equipment which can be used by all pupils
  • Improved provision for able pupils and reluctant sports pupils, for example invested in the Goblin Challenge, Chess Club, Fencing Club, Archery Club, Rowing Club, Trampolining
  • Funded entry to competitions: Goblin Challenge, Chess tournament in London
  • Funded additional sporting opportunities: Fencing, Tennis, Cycle proficiency, Inter schools competitions, School Swimming Gala and Triathlons
  • New opportunities: family yoga; KS1 Multi-skills; Ballet; Dance Festival; Quad kids; KS1 Ball Skills Club.

Impact:

  • Free time behaviour continues to improve as children are more actively occupied clubs and activities: enjoyment of lunch times and break times has increased 6% to 92% and 7% to 90% respectively
  • 75% of children do 4 hours of physical activity or sport a week and 20% of children do 8 hours or more a week.
  • Staff skills and confidence in teaching aspects of PE continue to improve, including swimming
  • Children continued to receive quality sports coaching from outside providers and increased their skills in the relevant sports; including fencing and martial arts
  • 93% of children said in the Gloucestershire Children and Young People’s Health and Lifestyle Survey 2018 that the school has a lot of activities (sport and drama) to take part in – one of the highest in county.
  • Awards evening with guest from FGR
  • New opportunities; including a Fencing competition and a number of Chess competitions both in school and against other schools
  • Multi user games area project completed
  • Fitness gym project completed with 15 rowing machines

Wide range of clubs and activities provided in the year: Archery, Athletics Club (indoor and outdoor) , Basketball Club, Change for life, Chess/Board games, Cookery, Country Dance Club, Cricket Club, Cross Stitch Club, Dance Club, Design Technology, Drama Club Junior and Senior, Fitness  Club, Football Club, Fun Football, Fencing, Homework, iPad Club, Martial Arts Club, Multi-skills, Netball Club, Performance Drama, Pulsar Club, Reading Club, Gymnastics, Rough and Tumble, Rounder’s, Rugby Club, Running Club, Cross-stitch Club, Singing Club, Tag-Rugby Club yr2/3, Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Wild Life and Gardening

PE & Sport Premium Funding 2016-2017

In the academic year of September 2016 to August 2017, we received £8,800.

We spent the grant on-

  • Equipment including renewables for example Goblin Go-kart challenge
  • Innovative ideas bringing archery into school
  • Funding entry to competitions: Goblin Challenge, Chess tournament in London, Country dancing
  • Funding additional sporting opportunities: Fencing, Tennis, Cycle proficiency, Inter schools competitions, School Swimming Gala and Triathlons
  • Training in swimming (ASA swimming training programme; two people) including teachers working along swimming coaches
  • Open up restricted areas of school grounds: Nature area
  • Work with Olympic Rower Peter Reid to inspire children into sport: seek Awards for All funding for rowing machines
  • New opportunities: fencing, board/card games, Design Technology club
  • Make provision for additional extras to support of the Multi User Games Area (MUGA) project; including playground markings around the MUGA

Impact:

  • Free time behaviour continues to improve as children are more actively occupied clubs and activities: enjoyment of lunch times and break times has increased 6% to 92% and 7% to 90% respectively
  • Staff skills and confidence in teaching aspects of PE continue to improve, including swimming
  • Children continued to receive quality sports coaching from outside providers and increased their skills in the relevant sports; including fencing and martial arts
  • All children have enjoyed being active and sporty; 82% say they enjoy sport in school. 97% of children said in the Gloucestershire Children and Young People’s Health and Lifestyle Survey 2016 that the school has a lot of activities (sport and drama) to take part in – highest in Gloucestershire.
  • Awards evening with guest Peter Reid sharing the introduction of the new Nailsworth Town Council Peter Reid Sporting Award
  • New opportunities; including a Fencing competition and a number of Chess competitions both in school and against other schools
  • Multi user games area project delayed due to the contractor going into receivership
  • Wide range of clubs and activities provided in the year: Archery, Athletics Club (indoor and outdoor) , Basketball Club, Change for life, Chess/Board games, Cookery, Country Dance Club, Cricket Club, Cross Stitch Club, Dance Club, Design Technology, Drama Club Junior and Senior, Fitness  Club, Football Club, Fun Football, Fencing, Homework, iPad Club, Martial Arts Club, Multi-skills, Netball Club, Performance Drama, Pulsar Club, Reading Club, Gymnastics, Rough and Tumble, Rounder’s, Rugby Club, Running Club, Cross-stitch Club, Singing Club, Tag-Rugby Club yr2/3, Table Tennis Club, Tennis Club, Wild Life and Gardening

Together we rise, we learn, we love, abundantly.