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What is the Sports Premium?


The Government is providing funding 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.  In 2017-18 each school receives £16000 plus £10 per pupil based on the school census data.


The Shrubberies School received £8175 in the Academic Year 2016/2017.


Possible uses for the funding include:


  • hiring specialist PE teachers/qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • new or additional sport clubs

  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs


How does this affect The Shrubberies School?


As a school we have established a main aim and mission statement. This statement is as follows:


To encourage all pupils, whatever their learning disability, when they leave Key Stage 2 to be more confident and willing to participate in a range of activities, in order to set the foundations for lifelong physical activity. In order to achieve this statement we plan to use the additional money to


  • Provide a clear & structured PE curriculum which is consistent & sustainable.

  • To improve the quality & consistency of provision of PE & help improve staff confidence in their delivery in order to improve levels and standards.

  • To provide additional indoor or outdoor activities for identified groups of pupils who may not be able to fully access traditional PE lessons.

  • To establish links with other local schools to widen the opportunities for physical development.


Our intentions for the use of this funding to achieve our aims can be seen in the following  working document; this means it will be updated on an on-going basis.






We use an evidence based approach to the allocation of the Sport’s Premium. This plan has been devised with reference to the Public Health England Document, What Works in Schools and Colleges to Increase Physical Activity? A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners, October 2015. This document sets out eight principles of good practice. These eight principles have been drawn from an appraisal of the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people.

Principles of good practice

Principles of good practice 1




Intended Impact


1. Delivering Multi-component interventions


Sport Premium Planning, monitoring and evaluation on the physicality of students.


The sports Premium is overseen and the impact monitored and evaluated.


Monitoring and evaluation will carry on to assess the impact of the interventions


GHLL Mental Health Champions Award- physical interventions e.g. Daily Mile


There will be an evidenced increase in physical activity of the students.


Students will continue to do the daily mile increasing their physical activity.

2. Skilled Workforce


Wade and rescue training

Training staff to wade and rescue allows us to develop our provision by enabling all primary students to access the swimming pool for physical activity twice a week.

Students use the pool for physical activity and sport that includes water games. This provision is beyond learning to swim.


Wade and rescue training is every two years. This training has allowed access to the pool for two years.


GHLL training for physical activities e.g. busy feet etc.

Staff will have a greater understanding of curricular learning (e.g. teaching about the importance of physical activity through PSHE and maximising opportunities to embed physical activity across the curriculum).


Staff knowledge will impact of future groups of children and new cohorts. Physical activities will be embedded within the curriculum.


Sherbourne Movement training plus associated books

Three staff will have a greater understanding of the importance of movement play in building communication skills, strong resilient bodies and how to nurture Physical



Staff will use this within the class and potentially progress to level 2. Staff trained will, through peer support, disseminate to class staff.


3. Student Voice


Student council representatives to have a budget to plan physical/sport activities for younger students.

The student council will investigate what sports and physical activities Primary Students like to do, purchase resources and work to instigate intervention.


Primary students will become motivated to join in a new activity or try a new sport that they have chosen.

Student council will continue to monitor and plan new sport/physical activities for primary students.

4. Active Environment


Storage Shed

Outside play equipment, bikes, scooters etc. will be stored safely. This will also protect equipment promoting sustainability of their use.


One off payment to allow the sustainability of outdoor equipment.


OPAL project (part funding)

Towards climbing equipment as part of the OPAL project

  • Focus on climbing, coordination, balance to o promote physical potential of each child.


This will be in place for long-term use.

5. Offer Choice and Variety


Yoga instruction

One class will access a weekly Yoga session at £10 per session for 38 weeks.

The benefits of this will be;

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.


Sports Premium will allow these units of sessions to continue into the next academic year.


Rebound sessions

Two students will access a unit of rebound sessions. The benefits of this are;

  • Facilitate and promote movement and balance,
  • Improve fitness,
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone,
  • Help relax the participant,
  • Improve sensory integration,
  • Improve concentration
  • and even improve communication skills

This has provided sport activity with the least active students with both cognitive and physical disabilities.


Sports Premium will allow these units of sessions to continue into the next academic year.


Football Coaching

This will enabled us to develop and improve the provision of football lessons. Students’ football skills will continue to improve as will their team work skills. It will support the teachers in providing professional coaching for the students.


Coaching will continue to be funded by the pupil premium.

6. Embed in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning




  • GHLL interventions
  • Wade and Rescue
  • Wet weather clothing


7. Promote Active Travel


Wet Weather clothing

Each class will have a set of waterproofs that allow;

  • active learning in Forest School
  • all weather learning outside
  • accessing the community all year round for physical travelling


The weather proofs will be available and replaced on a needs basis.

8. Embed Monitoring and Evaluation


Sports events and physical activities within the community

  • Hartpury College events
  • Gloucestershire Dance
  • Gloucestershire Swimming Gala
  • Heart of the Forest Bike Trail
  • Bournestream
  • Magicland

Students will access and take part in new sports and/or physical activity. They will join in with sports events involving other schools.

The money will provide professional links with the community and with other schools. This network will facilitate professional dialogue and evaluation.


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