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Sports Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sports Premium Grant 2016-17


The school has been given a grant by Central Government in order to make an impact on pupil’s lifestyles and physical wellbeing through sport.
At the Grove we are using the additional funding to ensure that Sports provision is high quality and participation in sports activities through the curriculum and extra-curricular activities is extended.


To provide a high quality PE curriculum, accessible to all. 

We employ a Sports Coach to deliver high quality PE lessons to all age groups, and this year we have added a new Sports Apprentice role through the Sports Premium Grant.  He will support the Coach, and enable all year groups to enjoy specialist teaching.  The role will also enable us to ensure that children are engaged in physical activity on the playground at break and lunch time, and that Reception have additional activities during Child Initiated Learning to develop their physical skills.  We will support his professional development to enhance his knowledge and teaching skills. Both coaches will provide a positive role model to children in school.Teachers will still deliver elements of the PE curriculum, and where they have training needs we will support them.


To provide access to high quality coaching in extra-curricular activities
The Sports Coach and Sports Apprentice will deliver extra-curricular clubs, free of charge, 3 days a week. We are aiming to continue to build participation in sports clubs, encouraging more children to try a wide range of sporting activities, particularly those children who do not currently attend any sports provision within or outside school.

To enhance PE resources where appropriate

We audit our resources annually and ensure that we have all that we need to support our teaching and after school provision.

To engage with other schools in competitive interschool competitions

Our Sports Coach and Sports Apprentice will work with other PE leaders locally to set up and run termly interschool sporting competitions for KS1.  Working with other Infant schools and local Primary schools small scale events are planned to encourage team work and a desire to do our best.