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PE and Sports Premium

‘The PE and sport premium is a government grant given to schools and is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.’ (GOV.UK)

2015 - 16

Chestnut Lane received £8,600.

The money will fund:

  • Playball sessions for key stage 1. This programme is age appropriate and designed to improve basic movement development skills as well as refining sport skills and technique.
  • Playground development. Areas for practising ball skills will be improved. Existing equipment will be extended to aid co-ordination and the development of physical skills during playtimes.
  • Staff training. By using and adapting the specialist skills acquired from Playball sessions, teachers will be building more age appropriate activities into the regular timetabled PE sessions.


This will be reported at the end of the academic year.

2014 - 15

Chestnut Lane received £8,600.

This money funded:

  • Regular specialist dance teacher sessions for key stage 1
  • TAG sessions up to October 2014
  • Playball from November 2014 onwards
  • Balanceability - learn to cycle programme
  • Training for midday supervisors to help children to be more appropriately active at playtimes
  • Workshops and taster sessions on several different sports as part of the summer term topic called 'On Your Marks'.



  • Children were enthused and engaged with the lively activities
  • Skills were developed to prepare children for more competitive sports in different stages of schooling
  • Staff were trained to teach a wider range of age appropriate activities


  • Children developed confidence in riding bikes and became much more aware of the safety aspects of cycling

Midday Supervisor training

  • Children were supported in structured play activities at lunchtime
  • Playground routines were reviewed and improved systems support happier playtimes

‘On Your Marks’ topic

  • Raised awareness of the importance of keeping fit and healthy
  • Increase in number of children celebrating sporting achievements outside of school. Therefore raising the profile of the wide range of clubs attended by the children.

2013 - 14

Chestnut Lane received £8,600

This money funded:

  • Some specialist dance sessions for year 1 and 2
  • Weekly TAG sessions - a multi-sport programme for Year 1 and 2 children. It provided an introduction to team activities, friendly competition and foundation sports skills
  • Specialist gym teacher one afternoon a week for year 1 and 2 classes
  • Purchased additional resources such as a gym manual, mats and equipment.


Children completed a PE survey and from this it was identified that the children wanted more experience of gym. The teacher was appointed and taught sessions observed by school staff and then she in turn observed their delivery of lessons. Key Stage 1 teachers fed back that their confidence in teaching gym had grown with an increased understanding of keeping the children active, health and safety around gym equipment and developing specific skills such as teaching forward rolls.

Across the year all pupils in key stage 1 had access to specialist teacher input in three specific areas - dance, sports and gym.