2016 to 2017 Sports Premium

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all, encouraging collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.

Funding at DSLV is being used to ensure that children receive qualified instruction from class teachers during P.E. lessons.  This has included up-skilling staff with training and enhancing skills and knowledge of the subject.  Some funding has also been used to subsidised sport clubs.  In addition, funding has enabled promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle through targeted activities and after school clubs. With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, our plans for the use of the Sports Premium funding 2016-2017 include:  

v  Development of specialist PE training: Provision of a specialist PE teacher to work alongside

v  staff and children to develop expertise in gymnastics

v  All teachers are trained to teach swimming at Primary level

v  Investment in professional development of staff equipped to teach high quality PE and

v  school sport, for the ‘Real PE’ syllabus from our own in house specialists.

v  Increasing participation in school games/ competitions

v  Subsidising ‘After school sport clubs

At DSLV we are focused on ensuring that Sports Premium funding is used effectively, so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments, both internal and external, including competitions within the Primary phase and also against other schools; supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional sports clubs during and after the school day. It is important that all children of all abilities have access to competition and that children are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.

Experience and knowledge of qualified sports coaches are both key to motivation within learning. Therefore, funding qualified members of staff as well as hiring external coaches to offer as much variety of sporting opportunities to our pupils will maximise engagement; including extended opportunities for children to experience sports that are not regularly offered at DSLV, such as:  boot camp, cricket, basketball, football, netball, hockey, cross country and rugby. 

External coaches include: Northamptonshire Cricket Club offering sessions to year 5and 6 children, basketball coaching from ‘Hotshots’ and Gymnastics training from ‘Wade gymnastics’. DSLV is looking to build up working relationships with more organisations during the next year in order to offer as much variety and experiences to our children, making links to other community sports providers and encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs.

At DSLV we understand the importance in focusing upon the new curriculum for PE. The ‘real PE’ programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

How does real PE link to the proposed new curriculum and Ofsted requirements?

The new curriculum places emphasis on many of the areas that are central to the ‘real PE’ programme. These include the development of FMS (agility, balance and coordination), basic skills such as running, jumping and throwing, cooperative and collaborative learning and healthy competition with a focus on Personal Best. Through the Learning Nutrition programme, integrated assessment and the progressive nature of ‘real PE’, the programme offers a real focus on evidencing progress, Assessment for Learning (AfL) and a shift of responsibility to create more independent learners.


Impact of Sports Premium funding will be measured through self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements, looking at how good Sport Premium funding has improved the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways, including: looking at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in school. Assessments are made both formally and informally as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. Impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE will also be measured, with data showing the impact of this Sports Premium funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.

Sports Premium Action Plan - Primary 2016 to 2017

Sports Premium  Impact Report - 2015 to 2016



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