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From September 2013 the government are allocating funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of high quality PE/sport.

Each school will receive approximately £16 000 which was increased using the sugar tax the government imposed last year. 


For a break down of our expenditure for this year see the Action plan and impact in PDF for at the bottom of this page. 

2020-2021 Overview under COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Sports Premium Funding
£17 710

This year 2020/21, St John with St Augustine primary school have set five targets for development from the Association of Physical Education guidance on using the Sports premium funding.
1.the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2.the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3.increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4.broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5.increased participation in competitive sport
Below will set out how we aim to spend the funding to best achieve these goals.
1.The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity in at the core of good physical development.


All activities in PE follow our COVID-19 Risk Asessment:


PE is delivery across the school and all children are encouraged to engage fully with all lesson. At St John’s we follow the Lancashire PE scheme of work which ensures that a varied and broad curriculum is delivered to all pupils from EYFS to Year Six. The PE scheme of work is part of a service level agreement to the Hyndburn, Ribble valley school sports partnership (HRVSSP) for which we pay a Basic fee annually.


These session are adapted so that our 'Home Learners' can access these, with the core objectives still being achieved were possible. 
 Further information for what we get for that fee is below:
This is available for all of our year 6 pupils and includes badges and certificates.
Included in core package
Playground Leaders Access to playground leaders resources.
Classroom and practical training for your cohort of leaders. Central training for midday assistants.
Included in core package
Through Hyndburn Borough Council and Ribble Valley Borough Council, access to and information about community provision. This includes 'Virtual COVID safe Competitions'.
Included in core package
Access to range of curriculum PE CPD courses 
These are developed in conjunction with the Lancashire PE advisory service. Access to a minimum of two locally delivered courses. See Appendix One for further details.
Included in core package
KS1/ KS2/ Foundation scheme of work schemes
Available to schools that have not completed this training in the last two years.
Access to a variety of sports specific training courses
COVID-19: Online course have been provided to all staff by the subject leader. Staff have attended course included planning of curriculum PE and Yoga and Wellbeing. 
 Courses vary in price

Funding Applications
Our KS2 playground project is underway and will be completed on 27th and 28th February 2021. 

£13 117


2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
This year,  St John’s are going to be raising the profile of PE and sport across the school in the following ways:


  • Ensure high quality PE is taught across the curriculum under COVID-19 risk assessment. 


PE will continue to take place in school and at home with our home learners. We have ensured that PE is timetabled and that PE takes place at home. The curriculum session have been modified were necesssary and certain areas have been focussed on. 

Each term, the classes will partake in virtual competitions in classes. Points will be awarded and these will be sent to the School Sports Partnership to compete locally. These competitions will be held each term and even the children at home can get involved. 


  • Continual development of the school playground

Additional resources have been invested in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each class bubble have been provided with resources to prevent contamination of these resources. 


Our EYFS playground have overgone a full make-over with a covered stage, woodland hut and other small world play activities including mud kitchens. The area has also been covered with artificial grasses.



On the 27th and 28th of February 2021, the KS2 playground will have a new addition of an Outdoor Gym! This will consist of a number of machines which are suitable for children and design to support a healthy and active lifestyle. 

3. An increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
This year has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 situation and as a practical subject, nearly all courses have been cancelled. We have taken advantage of a range of online courses and one member of staff has become Yoga trained. 
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Considerable impact due to COVID-19.

Extra-curricular clubs have been deemed too high risk as part of our COVID-19 assessment. We do however, offer a full curriculum and have provided opportunities for other activities through virtual competitions and internally. 

4. Increased participation in competitive sport

Play time provision has changed due to COVID-19 risk assessments but we still provide a varied range of equipment and activities under this risk assessment. A focus on 'Personal Bests' is now our focus. 


Children still have the access to competitive sport but this is being carried out through 'Personal best' sessions and virtual league tables. We are working with Hyndburn School Sports Partnership to compete inter-school. 



5. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement


PE is at the heart of health and mental well-being. We are ensuring that PE remains important and that children in our school are as active as possible whilst being safe under our current COVID-19 risk assessments. 


Ways we are doing this: 


  • PE as a subject included in weekly awards (Mighty Minds).
  • PE session planned and delivered with COVID-19 risk assessment.
  • PE sessions planned and included in 'Home Learning'.
  • Health and well-being promoted within school as a high priority. 
  • Regular exercise throughout the day to promote a healthy lifstyle. This includes HIIT session, yoga, gross motor skill activities and more. 
  • Virtual competitions including 'Active Points' which take place at home and school, promoting regular and sustained physical exercise (15 minute = 1 activity point). This is inter- school and intra-school. 
  • KS2 Virtual Netball competition (SPR1).



EYFS Playground Developments

KS2 Playground Development (examples)