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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. 

Sports Premium Funding
£17 710

This year 2019/20, 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.
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity in at the core of good physical development. 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.
 Further information for what we get for that fee is below:
Bikeability Training 
This is available for all of our year 6 pupils (or year 5 if year 6 have already
received training) 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.
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.
Included in core package
Access to a variety of sports specific training courses
This year these will include Fundamental Movement skills, EYFS courses and Subject leadership courses for support including introduction of the new PE APP. 
Equipment Loans Ability to borrow any equipment that the School Sports Partnership owns 
Included in core package.
Funding Applications
Inclusion in and benefit from any funding applications secured by the school sport partnership or training and advice for any school specific applicationsIncluded in core package. 
 Sports Hall Athletics 
This year we entered a team consisting of Year 5and 6 children. We were against 8 other teams and got a BRONZE medal. Well done St John's!

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 six ways:


  • Ensure high quality PE is taught across the curriculum


Support and CPD for teaching staff in the form of professionals from HRVSSP and course provided by Lancashire CC. In addition, more PE equipment will be purchased to ensure staff have what they need to deliver.


  • Promoting a range of school clubs over the year


Sports Cool and Accrington Stanley will deliver extra-curricular sport including football (on a weekly basis) tri golf among other sports each half term..


  • Celebrate achievement and involvement in PE and sport, inside and outside of school

Talents are a large focus in school and children have been encouraged to bring in images to be displayed on our Talent board in school. In addition, the children are encouraged to bring in medals for sporting activities for our celebration assembly each week.

  • Introduce a termly intra- school competition

Each term, the classes will partake in inter-class competitions in their House teams. Points will be awarded and then the winning team will be awarded medals and trophies during Celebration assemblies. These competitions will be held during our Sports week and will have a range of competitions throughout the week.


  • Continual development of the school playground

Additional resources needed to be bought for KS1/EYFS to keep the sport a play times and lunchtimes exciting and engaging. Storage for these playground items has also been purchased. The introduction of mud kitchens and other resources which help develop fine and gross motor skills at a young age. 
 An increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
This year, funds have been allocated to teacher ‘Continuous professional development’ as this is the best means to ensure high quality PE.
With new staff members joining our team, we will be providing profession training in the delivery of PE through Lancashire CPD services alongside specialist training, bought in from our Hyndburn, Ribble valley School sports partnership. 

Lancashire PE Scheme UPdates and new Application for the delivery planning and assessment of PE.

Subject Leader CPD concerning the curriculum changes for 2020. 

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Currently to date, the children have experienced a fairly varied range of sports on a half termly basis. A large proportion of the premium has gone towards funding these after school clubs a keeping our children active is one of our primary goals. Each half terms there has been two fully funded clubs each week for KS1 and KS2 with aims to double this in Spring term. 

In addition, this year we have employed SportsCool staff to coach a range of sports at lunchtimes with both key stages benefitting from organised sport and coaching for 1hr, twice a week.   


Significant funds have been put into EYFS to develop their outdoor area and this will continue to develop in the new year. Climbing frames and other equipment to support the EYFS framework 'Development Matters'. 
Increased participation in competitive sport
There are two main ways in which we are going to address the increase in competitive sport:
1) Engagement through extra curricular clubs

As above.

2) Play time provision

As above: Sport Coaches: These coaches organise sports for the children to be involved in during lunchtimes, increasing participation of competitive sport for both KS1 and KS2 children. 


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

This year, we have taken a particular focus of increasing general fitness in school their competition. We have purchased Fitbits for each class. We have weekly competitions for the children to get as many sets as they can which is then celebrated at the end of the week during our celebration assembly.  


See Action plan in PDF at the bottom. As some of the initiative are still taking place, impact is still in its infancy therefore will be added to once fully measured when complete.