PE & funding report

P.E Grant 2015/16

The government provides additional funding to schools  to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Purpose of funding Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this. 

St. Stephen’s R.C. Primary School has decided to use the money to:

  • Support and engage the least active children in physical activities; 
  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport; 
  • pay for outside agencies to deliver in-school programs to pupils promoting a healthy lifestyle;
  • become involved in service level agreements (SLA) with local schools and the local authority (North Tyneside Council);
  • increase pupils’ participation in the sports and physical activities;
  • provide places for pupils on after school sports clubs;
  • improve resources to support the development of the subject and
  • pay for transport to and from sporting events and competitions.

The table below shows our spending and impact for 2015/16 as well as spending plans for the current academic year.





To increase pupil participation in competitive sports - internal and external fixtures through accessing local Authority SLA.

Hockey tournament at the Parks

Football at Powerleague

Cricket tournament at Backworth Cricket Club

Athletics at Churchill playing fields.

Cricket and Netball matches against St Mary’s

Football teams involvement in Bishop’s Cup


45% of all children in Key Stage 2 experienced Level 2 competition (inter school competition)

100% of all children in Key Stage 2 experienced Level 1 competition (intra school competition)


Continue to add to school resources so that  high quality PE and Sport experiences can be delivered

Purchase of footballs bags and bibs in order to deliver the games curriculum and football club
Purchase of basketballs to broaden the games curriculum
Purchase of netballs to further broaden the games curriculum and for netball club
Purchase of shuttlecocks (badminton) in order to deliver whole class badminton lessons
Purchase of Mountain Bikes and necessary storage











High quality equipment and resources to allow staff to deliver whole class lessons where all children are included. Resources also allow for greater activity levels in lesson time and greater differentiation.

To utilise external agencies to support  additional extra curricular activities across the school

Employment of specialised sports coach (Henry Brandon)

NUFC Foundation to provide football coaching.


North Tyneside Council







Provide additional opportunities for pupils to stay fit and keep active.

79% of children in Key Stage 2 took part in an extracurricular club

22% of children in Key Stage 1 took part in an extracurricular club

To increase confidence, knowledge and skill of staff in teaching PE through accessing appropriate CPD

Employment of specialised sports coach (Henry Brandon) to provide CPD opportunities for staff
PE Coordinator to attend relevant LA CPD

As above costings for external support

Teachers to gain confidence and develop a greater understanding of teaching PE

To reinforce understanding of how healthy diets and engagement in physical activity contributes to healthy lifestyles.

Purchase of various healthy food options for healthy tuck-shop
Purchase of fruits, vegetables and healthy food options for  children to sample during Healthy Food Week


Provide children with increased knowledge of healthy food options and educate them on the lifelong benefits of eating well.

Total Spend 2015/16



Total funds available



School overspend


Taken from curriculum allocations

Proposed Spending 2016/17

Allocation for 2016/17




Cost (Approx)

Proposed impact

Continue to increase pupil participation in competitive sports - internal and external fixtures through accessing local Authority SLA.



Co-ordinator to broker involvement in all cluster tournaments, league fixtures etc


School will continue to have strong representation at inter school tournaments. Pupils will experience applying of skills in competitive situations, developing resilience, effort, team work and collaboration. Additionally, pupils will develop appropriate sporting habits and behaviours in winning, losing and general competing.

To maintain use of external agencies to support  additional extra curricular activities across the school

Develop partnership with PEAK sport so that specialist staff support teachers in planning and delivery of curriculum P.E


Staff successfully work in partnership with specialists in curriculum planning, building knowledge, confidence and skills. This will enhance the quality of P.E lessons across the school.

To broaden the range of physical activity on offer to pupils by introducing additional sports clubs on Saturday mornings.

School to set up partnership with Northumberland Young Clubs for People. They will broker session workers to deliver sports sessions that children select from a termly menu.


Children will be able to make full use of the school’s facilities under the guidance and supervision of sports coaches provided by NYPC.
Staff from NYPC have KPIs and milestones of achievement so as to gauge progress, participation levels and overall success of this pilot programme.

Maintain appropriate level of resourcing so as to ensure effective delivery of PE and sports related activity across the school.

Co-ordinator to identify and resource requirements and source appropriately.


Children and staff have access to appropriate and suitable resources as and when needed.