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Sports Premium Funding


The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE;
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs;
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport;
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport;
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games;
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport;
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs;
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.


Burnley School Sport Partnership & Wellfield Primary School 2017 - 18

Academic Year 2016/17


At Wellfield we received £8910.00 this academic year. 


Our aims are:


  • Outstanding PE provision across the school (curriculum, assessment, use of TA’s)
  • Increase of knowledge from staff with regards to teaching PE.

  • All children to have access to competitive competition

  • Improve the fitness levels of all children

  • An increase of physical activity by all children within the school.

  • A change in attitude and lifestyle by children towards physical activity.


The Sports funding has been spent on the following:


45% has been spent buying into the service provided by the Burnley School Sports Partnership which offers the Borough of Burnley a platform for high quality PE and School Sport.


Through our School Sports Partnership quality PE and School Sport is offered through service delivery of an excellent school sport coaching programme, which in turn links into the national School Games programme.  The aim is to support schools to reach out and engage all young people into PE and School Sport, providing links into community pathways. The Burnley School Sports is one of the most successful in the country with strong links to all our schools and the Youth Sports Trust. Burnley Sports Partnership is a “not for profit” organisation that has been continued through the support of member schools building on the success of the national SSCO and School Sport Partnership model.


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Aims From buying into the Sports Partnership we aim to achieve an increased number of children in KS2 representing the school via sport. We also aim to use the Sports Partnership for staff CPD through the courses, as well as the professional coaches that they provide. Our aim is for the coaches to deliver lessons that the teachers can view and use ideas in future lessons.

So far this academic year 100% of our year 6's, 100% of year 5's, 85% of year 4's and 60% of year 3's have represented the school through some sort of sporting activity provided by the School Sports Partnership.

We have also used the coaches provided for Tag Rugby, Football (GetIn2) and Dance (GetIn2 and Sandersons) for teacher to get ideas for their future lessons. Later in the year we are due a Cricket, Tennis, Gymnastics and Multi Sports coach for the same purpose.

Numerous teachers/teaching assistants have also attended the CPD courses provided through the Sports Partnership which they found very useful.


We also use the funding to :


  • Employ a specialist PE teacher to teach quality PE lessons and support and develop other teachers when they are teaching PE.

  • Run new and additional sport clubs across the whole school.

  • Pay for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.

  • Provide cover to release our teachers for professional development in PE/ sport.


Aim Our aim is to train staff in using sport to engage pupils in Numeracy and Literature through the use of sport. We have found in the past that some children will benefit from a different approach such as sport so some of the Funding is being used to try and achieve this.

We have booked in a CPD course for the FUNDA-story which is a literature through P.E scheme aimed at pupils in early KS1.

We have also booked in a numeracy through football day which will help teachers with resources and games to try and engage KS2 pupils in numeracy.

Outcome We will be able to measure the impact at the end of this academic year.

Burnley School Sport Partnership & Wellfield Primary School 2016 - 17

Some of the money has been spent on resources to ensure the best possible P.E. experience for pupils in the current years and years to come;


We have also used the Sports Premium Funding to train staff in different areas of the P.E curriculum to sustain the high quality delivery of P.E lessons in many years to come. The teachers think this has been extremely useful in their understanding and development of the Lancashire scheme of work and will continue to improve in all areas.

Evaluation of impact 2015-16

  • 100% of KS2 children have represented school in a sporting capacity.
  • Many children are members of sports clubs in school and out of school.
  • A large part of celebration worship on Fridays consists of Sporting Achievements in a very diverse range of sports from Swimming, to dancing, cheer leading
  • Effective succession planning in teaching of sport with all staff training alongside our own sports leader
  • Visit of Olympic Athlete inspired sporting achievement & participation and reinforced British Values
  • Sports Partnership, internal & parental coaching for Tag Rugby, Football (GetIn2) and Dance (GetIn2 and Sandersons), Karate, tennis, trampolining, Cheer Dance means teachers have ideas for their future lessons.

  • Use of coaches for Cricket, Tennis, Gymnastics and Multi Sports has inspired, motivated and skilled up children.
  • Numerous teachers/teaching assistants have also attended the CPD courses provided through the Sports Partnership which have given them skills that will sustain sport for the future at Wellfield & beyond.
  • Increased self esteem, concentration & achievement for children actively participating.


Lots of Sport at Wellfield!