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St Albans

Primary Sports Funding

Primary Sports Funding – 2018-2019

At St Alban’s we have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. We have received £20,000 for this year.


Our funding priorities are to:

  • To continue to develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, dance and invasion games  through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this;
  • Children will continue to start swimming tuition at an earlier age in Year 3;
  • To continue to provide coaching for teaching some PE lessons across the school;
  • Increase participation in sport through the provision of additional before school and lunchtime clubs
  • Increase participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports collective;
  • Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played.


How is it spent?

A large portion of our funding has been spent on membership of the Havering Sports Collective. Membership of the Collective allows us to maximize the impact that our funding can have. The benefits of this partnership are listed in the breakdown below together with our own uses of the funding.


Initiative Expected Outcome Impact
Higher quality teaching in lessons through team teaching Staff will build on their skills by team teaching Children to receive higher quality PE lessons
Competition programme More of our children participating in competitive and non-competitive events coordinated by the Collective. Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship. Opportunities to develop skills in new sports.
Swimming for Year 3 /4 Swimming tuition to focus on years 3/4 instead of years 5/6 (a two year period when swimming is taught to all KS2 classes in order to move it to year3/4). All children to be confident swimmers at an earlier age. Able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave school.
Change for Life Club Increase children’s knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle. Greater awareness amongst children about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that can undermine pupils’ health.
Bikeability training. The school organises bike training for pupils in Y5 and 6. Children to become more aware of road dangers and to gain increased confidence when biking on roads.
Introduction of Rugby through curriculum PE lessons.


Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 will be given the opportunity to take part Rugby sessions run by an external coach. Through PE lessons. Pupils will have an insight into a sport that is played at Secondary School and given the opportunity to attend an external club.
Rugby Club Years 4, 5, 5 and 6 will be given the opportunity to attend a rugby club run by an external coach. Greater awareness of the sport and the ability to play at a higher level and attend rugby festivals run by the collective.
Healthy Living Week Pupils across the School will be involved in different activities that are not normally taught during School and educated on the importance of Healthy Living. All pupils will become aware of the importance of Healthy Living and the impact that a small change can have on their lifestyle.

Sports Collective Code of Conduct

Impact on Swimming at St. Alban’s

In our current Year 6 class:

  •  100% can swim competently and confidently over a distance of 25m.
  • 80% can use a range of strokes effectively. 
  • 25% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.