Stanford School

Stanford Junior and Infant School

Living together - Learning together

Cooper Lane, Laceby, Grimsby
NE Lincolnshire DN37 7AX
Tel. 01472 318003

Sport Premium Grant

At Stanford Junior and Infant School we aim to use sport as a means to build character, embed values of fairness and respect, and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.

As a school we have been allocated approximately £9250 for the academic year 2016/17 to spend on enhancing our provision of physical education (PE) and sport.

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. How each school’s allocation is spent is their own decision.

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Total amount of Sport’s Grant received


Planned Support 2016/17
  • Hiring specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when delivering PE
  • Supporting and engaging the children through new or additional afterschool clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in competitive sport
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules, materials and equipment
  • Paying for or subsidising on and off site sporting activities

We will continue to use the sports funding to improve the confidence and ability of our pupils in their sporting endeavours. As a school we will continue to use this money to help our pupils experience as wide a range of sports and physical activities as possible, whilst improving the knowledge and experience of our staff in delivering them.

The benefits of the funding are wide ranging and since its introduction have so far included:

  • Improving confidence of teachers to teach all aspects of PE at all levels
  • Providing both quality and variety in equipment for PE
  • Increasing the participation in competitive sport of children from all social and economic groups, as well as those with special educational needs
  • Reducing / eliminating the cost of participation in sporting events.
  • Developing Health and Wellbeing for every child
Through the funding we hope to provide a lasting legacy of sporting enjoyment and success for our pupils both now and in their future lives.
Curriculum focus of Premium spending 2016/17

The Curriculum Action Plan for PE 2016/17 aims:

  • To utilise the Sports Premium Grant to encourage competitive sports across the school.
  • To extend the range and variety of PE equipment within the school.
  • To extend the range and variety of PE provision both in lessons and afterschool.

This will be achieved by:

  • Providing further opportunity for inter-school competition through links with the Schools Sports Partnership, and covering the transport costs.
  • Providing opportunities for every child in the school to participate in interschool competitions during school time.
  • Increasing the quality of teaching through support from professionals and teachers having access to new planning resources and working with a range of different sports partners and providers.

This should lead to:

  • Increased opportunities for all of our pupils in all Key Stages to access a wider variety of PE and Sports.
  • Opportunity to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship.
  • Increased opportunities for our pupils with sporting talents to train and compete with pupils with similar skills.
  • Developed pupil understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways that they can improve their health and fitness.
Pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to improve.
Measuring the impact

Currently the use of the Sports Premium Grant is monitored and reviewed by the SLT at their termly meetings. It is also monitored through:

  • Observations of PE lessons to ensure quality teaching and learning is taking place.
  • Pupil voice – Questionnaires given to children to respond to and record their experience.
  • Staff questionnaires – audit of CPD experiences and needs, children’s attitudes and participation, level of progression etc. 

Over the academic year 2015/16 more thorough records, focusing on numbers and levels of participation were kept to ensure that we were able to accurately record and measure the progress in both rates of participation and variety of events catered for.
In 2015/16 we saw the school –

  • Take part in a range of competitive events both within school time and afterschool
  • Extend the variety of sports and activities on offer before and afterschool
  • Make available professional sports coaching across the key stages
  • Increased the overall numbers of sporting participation
  • Significantly increased participation amongst girls by starting club tailored specifically for them
  • Bring in a range of new providers to offer sports activities within the school
  • Start to replace old equipment in the school and bring in equipment for sports not previously catered for.