The Shrubberies School



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 2018-2019 each school receives £16000 plus £10 per pupil based on the school census data.


The Shrubberies School received £16330 in the Academic Year 2017/2018.


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


TV Channel

Programmes on healthy living and different forms of exercise will be available to students and parents at home. Students will be informed about different sports and physical activities. Teachers will use the TV channel resource bank to provide a vaireity of physical activities in class.


This subscription will be annually for the next three years.


GHLL interventions and training.


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


Rebound training

A member of staff will be trained to carry out rebound for students in Lower School.

The school will have two rebound trainers to conintue to provide rebound for student with PMLD.


Sensory Integration training

A raised awareness of SI and improve provision sensory needs for children with sensory processing difficulties. The vestibular and proprioception needs of the studetns will be met.

The school will have a member of staff who can advice of sensory processing difficulties.

3. Student Voice

As above

TV channel

Studetns will be able ot film and present their sports, dance, gym or games activity.




School Council

Students will choose equipment they want for outside play.


4. Active Environment



Climbing, spidersweb frame to promote physical climb and active travel.

The climbing frame will be able to be used for future students.



Travelling equipment such as;

  • Roll tunnels
  • Crawl through tunnels
  • Dance sacks
  • U scooters
  • Connect a scooter
  • Etc.

Will provide an active environment during Outdoor Play and Learning. Children will be motivated to take part in physical activities within the outdoor environement.

Resoureces will be mainatained and available for future stduents.

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





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.


Active travel through OPAL

  • Variety of equipment for different ways to travel e.g. scooters, bikes, stilts etc.

The equipment will remain available to the students.


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 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.