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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.

The 5 Key Indicators of high quality sport in schools

Sports Premium Grant 2019 - 20


The school continues to use the grant provided by Central Government 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 support more activity throughout the school day

Classes are encouraged to run a mile at least 3 times a week. This is supported and encouraged by the PE Lead and Sports Coach who provide incentives to children to keep trying to increase the time they are active.  The daily mile was a challenge to us, but teachers know how worthwhile it is to get moving as often as they can!


Play times and Lunch times

Having a coach enables us to ensure that children are engaged in physical activity on the playground at break and lunch time.  On wet days the Coach may lead Just Dance in the Hall, or he is timetabled to organise games outside for everyone to join in with on certain days of the week.


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 for this we use an element of the funding from Sports Premium Grant.  All year groups enjoy specialist teaching.  Nursery and Reception have additional activities during Child Initiated Learning to develop their physical skills.  The coach provides a positive role model to children in school.  Teachers  may still deliver elements of the PE curriculum, and where they have training needs we support them, but the Coach is responsible for the majority of the curriculum.  We are always keen to add new elements to our learning - recently we have had training on yoga in schools, and using hoola hoops to stay fit, amongst other things!


To provide access to high quality coaching in extra-curricular activities
The Sports Coach delivers 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.  Sometimes this means exploring new sports that we haven't tried before.

To engage with other schools in competitive inter-school competitions

Our Sports Coach and PE Subject Leader work with other PE leaders locally to set up and run termly inter-school 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.  This 'taster' of inter school sport sets children up well for the Junior school, and later on at Secondary school.
To say that 2019 - 2020 did not go entirely as we imagined it would is somewhat of an understatement: the impact of Sports Premium spending for this academic year will not be as planned.  We are aware of the imperative to ensure that our pupils are active learners and will continue to plan for this.  Some of our practices will undoubtedly be subject to review as we adapt our teaching and learning opportunities within the constraints of the global pandemic.  We are determined to ensure that the children continue to have access to physical education, school sport and physical activity - although it may look different from normal!