Sports Premium

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.

This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Best Practice

Schools will be able to draw on the information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey on the first year's expenditure and its impact.


Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors' Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision offered.

How has sports premium been used to support the pupils at St Marks?

  • 2014/15 – £8614.00
  • 2015/16 - £8886.00
  • 2016/17 - £8886.00

The funding has been used towards funding a PE specialist to work within the school.

This PE Specialist has been utilised in the following roles:

  • Working alongside teachers to improve the delivery of PE across the school. This has enabled us to ensure that the delivery of PE lessons is at least good in all year groups.
  • Training all lunch time supervisors to engage pupils in active supporting activities at lunchtime. All staff have completed a professional development session designed to improve the structure and variety of practical lunch activities for pupils. Continual support and assistance is then provided for the lunch support staff in order to raise confidence. This has increased the amount of physical activity for all pupils during the day.
  • The number of after school clubs has now increased. This gives more pupils the opportunity to take part in physical sporting clubs each week free of charge.
  • Provide staff training on how to teach PE well through employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE
  • Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport - Aspire.
  • Employing expert advice to evaluate the school's current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement.
  • Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs.
  • Providing training and payment to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • Providing extra, additional activities such as outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • Additional sports equipment.

The impact of PE and Sports Premium

  • An increase in pupil engagement with sport and PE.
  • A positive impact on physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, skills and behavior across the school.

Sustainability has been promoted by:

  • Investing in all staff CPD.
  • Taking into account the availability of local sports clubs when choosing sports to offer as after school and in school activities.
  • Monitoring the impact to inform future spending in this area.