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The John Bamford Primary School - Sports Funding Impact Report 2019/20

What is the PE and Sports Premium Funding?

The government is providing funding of over £450 million per annum for academic years 2013-2020 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium: ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.        

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

Key Indicator 1: the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

Key Indicator 2: the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

Key Indicator 3: increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Key Indicator 4: broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Key Indicator 5: increased participation in competitive sport

At The John Bamford Primary School, we believe that money should be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

 The school has been receiving the funding since 2013. 


Key achievements to date:

Future Ideas and Development areas to achieve our 2020 vision.

The children have taken part in many enrichment days including taster sessions and competition days which has raised the profile of PE and Sport. Activities pupils have enjoyed and found they want to continue with, has led to a sustainable attitude change and increased present and future participation.


The development of lunchtimes, interventions and additional extra-curricular clubs has led to increased participation, fitness levels and enjoyment for pupils. This has been particularly apparent for previously non-active pupils and a big focus has been on providing the opportunity for pupils to try alternative activities and sports.


Pupil have been trained to lead and organise events in school alongside the staff. Staff and pupil confidence and ability to lead events and activities is sustainable and will be something the school will continue to build upon.


An increased number of pupils have been involved in competitive situations at Level 1,2 & 3. This has meant that there have been more children participating in school competition and increased competition between other schools. (This year has been more difficult due to COVID-19).


School has achieved the Gold School Games mark for the fifth year running. This shows the consistency of provision on offer within the schools with regards to the competitive and wider sports offered.



Continue to develop the CPD needs of all staff teaching the PE curriculum.


Further develop our provision of the swimming curriculum to ensure an increase in end of KS2 expectations.

 Develop lunchtime to create ‘active zones’ which will promote an active lifestyle and increased daily activity.

 Raise awareness of emotional wellbeing for both staff and pupils.


Involve parents in understanding importance of an active, healthy lifestyle via newsletters and parental involvement days.


Train new PE lead to gain further confidence and experience by attending termly network meetings and online CPD meetings.


Train Assistant Sport Lead at Level 5 (postponed due to COVID-19)


Build a professional relationship with the newly appointed Schools Games Organiser

 Train all staff on newly designed assessment tools used to track progress of all children


Long-Term Vision for Physical Education

 At The John Bamford Primary School we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. We aim for both teachers and children to be aware of its importance. We strive to provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through providing positive experiences, a lifelong interest in physical activity is encouraged. We value the importance of a varied curriculum experience. Our aim is to increase participation in physical activity outside of the two hours offered as part of the curriculum. In order to achieve this vision, we strive to offer varied opportunities for engagement in physical activity at lunchtimes and after school which are tailored to the children’s interests.

Amount of grant received in year 2019/20: £18,700

Area of Focus

Amount spent



Improving and embedding the quality of teaching and learning


Build upon and embed staff confidence and ability to teach PE

Key Indicator 2, Key Indicator 3

Assistant Sport Lead + CPD


New PE Lead CPD





Newly appointed PE Leader (2019/20) and Assistant Sport Lead are increasing their knowledge within PE and are becoming increasingly more confident to lead staff, provide CPD (and online CPD) to other members of staff. Outcomes for pupils enhanced through up to date information gained from meetings and networking.

Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 are increasingly confident when swimming and more children some children have now met the expected standard.

New PE assessment tool designed to ensure that children make progress across all areas of PE.

Staff knowledge and confidence is built upon yearly.

Whole school vision for PE


To raise the profile of PE across the school and wider school community


To showcase the importance and benefits of PE, health and well-being for pupils


To support children in the acquisition of basic skills

Key Indicator 1, Key Indicator 2, Key Indicator 4


Assistant Sport Lead





Skipping ropes



All staff members and stakeholders in the school committed to moving PE forward and improving outcomes for children in the school. PE leads work together with the new Schools Games Organiser to offer increased enrichment opportunities for pupils at both in and out of lessons and provide excellent role models.

Outcomes for pupils enhanced through regular intervention, building on basic skills and improving fitness.       

Skipping has had positive impact on their health and co-ordination skills, particularly on the year 6 boys after lockdown.

Schools Games Organiser has shared enrichment opportunities for children during lockdown, which children have successfully completed in.                     

Quality of PE curriculum and wider opportunities is recognised and celebrated. These improvements and the legacy will last in future years. Changed attitudes and perceptions towards PE lead to higher outcomes and opportunities for pupils.

Wider School Impact


To further develop lunch activities to ensure pupils are more physically active


To ensure more active choices for golden time


Key Indicator 1, Key Indicator 2


Assistant Sport Lead





Staff members and lunchtime leaders are committed to providing activities at lunchtime which enable children to be more physically active.

Children have an embedded growth mind-set and understand what it is and how it impacts their learning and attitudes.

Children are increasingly able to take on challenges which has in turn supported their wellbeing.

Staff are more willing to provide active opportunities in golden time which were very popular with children.

Pupils’ skills as lunchtime leaders are passed on year upon year ensuring the legacy in the future.  

Changed attitudes and perceptions towards PE lead to higher outcomes and opportunities for pupils.



To continue to increase the number of competitive opportunities for all pupils


Key Indicator 5






Calendar of competitions clearly mapped out and planned to see how this fits into current curriculum overview and extra-curricular clubs offered (This year has been more difficult due to School Games Organiser leaving and COVID-19).                                                                               Staff offering pupils opportunities to be competitive or take part in performances at the end of the unit of work.                                                   100% of pupils now have the opportunity to take part in some form of competitive situation in the school.

Pupils’ wider skills learnt though competitive situations and collaborating with others will stay with them.

Calendar of events and opportunities will carry on in future years so others will have similar experiences and opportunities.


                                                       Swimming at The John Bamford Primary School                


Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:

Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left primary school at the end of last academic year?



Percentage of Year 6 pupils who could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

Yes – children in Year 4, 5 and 6 take part in booster sessions if they do not meet the requirements in Year 3.