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Sports Premium

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding- provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport will be allocated to primary schools.

At William Austin we have been allocated £10,950 and details of our aims and how we plan to spend it are below:

  • To increase the number of sports clubs on offer to allow further pupil participation and to provide a greater variety of clubs. This will continue to develop pupil confidence and self-esteem as well as the physical, health and social aspects of PE.
  • To provide specific staff training to develop subject knowledge.
  • To enhance technology used in PE lessons.
  • To provide transport to and from sports matches.
  • To implement the use of sports leaders in lessons.


We will use the money to:

  • Pay for sports coaches to provide extra clubs in netball, hockey, street dance, cheerleading and gymnastics and additional clubs in the summer. (to be confirmed)
  • Provide staff development in Games and PE through INSET sessions and courses.
  • Purchase mini iPads to use in PE lessons and sports clubs for self and peer assessment.
  • Purchase sports equipment to aid pupil learning and differentiate accordingly in lessons.
  • Purchase a mini-bus for transport to and from sports matches.
  • Purchase coloured bibs, umpiring equipment and further resources to enable Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils to be organised into leadership groups.

We will be evaluating the impact of the Sports Premium towards the end of the academic year.

Further Reading

Sports Premium Justification 2016-17

Sports Premium Justification 2017-18


Meeting National Curriculum requirements for Swimming and Water Safety

Figures based on 147 – Year 6 pupils

CriteriaShould know/ activities:Percentage
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?• Know dangers of water locally – lakes/rivers/sea/ pool
• Tread water
• Rotate onto back to rest – then continue swimming
• HELP / HUDDLE position
• Survival stroke on front
• Float
10 %
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort uses a range of strokes effectively?
E.G backstroke, front crawl, breaststroke
• Should be able to use a range of strokes, alternating on their front / back and adapt them for a range of purposes.
• The strokes don’t have to be technically correct, but need to be effective for the intended outcomes to be successfully achieved
24 %
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?• Able to continually swim for at least 25m without touching the side of the pool or pool floor
• Part of the swim should be completed in deep water
• Strokes are as strong at the end of the swim as at the start
• Strokes are recognisable to an informed onlooker