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St Albans

Sports Grant

Primary Sports Funding 2014-15

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated directly to primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

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.

Our priorities mean that the funding will:

·      Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this

·     Allow children to start swimming tuition at an earlier age in Year 3

·     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 ‘get active’ 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 (quicksticks, tri-golf, badminton)

How much do we get?

In our 2014-15 budget, we received £8 653

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 maximise 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 (including netball, football, quicksticks, indoor & outdoor athletics, swimming, kwik cricket, tag rugby, tennis, rounders, tri-golf.) More of our children participating in competitive events coordinated by  the Collective.  Increased range of competitions on offer. Increased understanding of winning and losing.

Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship. Opportunities to develop skills in new sports.

Swimming for Y3/4



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 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.
Y6 pupils to receive Play Leader training Training for Y5/6 pupils to lead play activities with KS1 children during lunchtimes.



Children gain an increased sense of responsibility.

Increased levels of confidence amongst the leaders.

KS1 pupils more focused during lunchtimes.

Staff training in gymnastics Gymnastics – staff to receive training on gymnastics to improve the teaching of the subject throughout the school. Children to achieve in PE lessons through access to receive high quality gymnastics teaching.
Termly PE leader updates Subject leader to attend termly PE updates. St Alban’s can share good practice in PE with other local schools, as well as further boosting our contacts network.
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.
KS1 Festivals Pupils in years 1 and 2 have participated in festivals with other schools. Children who did not attend will have an in-school festival.



Younger children are participating in cross school festivals, seeing sport as an enjoyable activity.