Sports Premium

Sport Premium Overview – Simonside Primary School

‘Dream, Believe and Achieve’


‘At Simonside Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making our school vision ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change our young people’s lives for the better. We believe that physical education is a vital and unique contributor to our children’s physical health and well-being and aim to provide all of our children with high quality physical activity experiences that will lead to lifelong participation and fitness.’


OFSTED Report – April 2016

Physical education (PE) and sport funding is used effectively to raise staff expertise in the teaching of PE. Specialist PE coaches work alongside school staff and the school has provided many additional opportunities to enhance sporting skills. These include participation in a range of sporting competitions with other schools and opportunities for pupils to become involved in after-school clubs.’


For the school year 2015/16 we continue to be fully committed to using the government funding to its absolute optimum. We will continue to provide high quality PE lessons within our school taught by our own class teachers alongside Premier Sports coaches and  a specialist PE teacher. We will also strive to improve upon the number of opportunities we can give our children to be involved in and compete within competitive sports within the city and within our TRUST of schools.


PE Premium Allocation 2015/16 -  £8700.

‘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’.

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2013.  All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.  

At Simonside Primary School, the total number of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 (Jan 2013) was 131 so total amount of Sport Premium Grant received is £8700.


The 7 Government priorities for use of the Sports Premium funding were as follows.

·        Achieving high quality PE

·        Increasing participation and inclusion

·        Promoting healthy, active lifestyles

·        Providing competitive school sport

·        Developing leadership, the curriculum and subject profile

·        Contributing to pupils’ overall achievement

·        Developing partnerships

For the academic year 2015/16 at Simonside we have split our funding between:

·        Achieving high quality PE lessons for all.

·        Increasing participation and inclusion

·        Providing competitive school sporting opportunities for all.

·        Promoting healthy Active Lifestyles

·        Developing leadership of the subject thus incorporating developing partnerships within the wider sporting community.



Details of how we will spend the funding and the effect of the funding on pupils’ sport participation & attainment :



How - will we make sure these improvements are sustainable?


To improve the subject knowledge and confidence of all teaching staff to deliver a high quality PE curriculum.


At the beginning of academic year, new staff to complete audit of skills, confidence and CPD requirements. Existing staff to have done this in July. PE lead to organise relevant CPD opportunities for staff. Increase the number of training opportunities for staff to ensure we have as many as possible who are confident to teach PE.

PE lead, Premier Sports coaches and specialist teacher to work together to ensure assessment of skills is uniform across the school and is recorded in the same way by everyone.

PE lead and specialist teacher to ensure half termly planning for all classes fits with city competitions as much as possible to enable our children to compete at more events.

Time for PE lead to observe lessons taught by teachers, coaches and specialist teacher.

Ensure time allows for Premier Sports coaches and class teachers to deliver lessons together as much as possible.

PE lead to ensure we enter sufficient Newcastle Schools competitions to gain the Sainsbury’s School Games mark for our school. – Completed achieved bronze award


Continue to provide a range of after school and lunchtime clubs that will enthuse our children and promote healthy active lifestyles.



Premier Sports to continue to run KS1 and KS2 after school clubs each week. Sporting focus to change each half term so that children are given a range of opportunities from individual sport to team games. Clubs to enter Premier Sports competitions over the year. 

L Watson to start a new Youth Sport Trust Aspire after school club to target more able / gifted and talented children.

Premier Sports coach to continue to work with trained play leaders to provide activities for KS1 children on the yards at lunchtime.



Continue to raise the amount of competitive sports opportunities for all pupils.

To further develop teamwork, sportsmanship and competition  etiquette.

To celebrate all achievement as a school.



Increase the number of year group competitions held within the TRUST schools.

Each year group to prepare for and enter more sporting competitions from Newcastle Schools events.

Premier Sport after school clubs to organise more competitive games within TRUST schools.

Football team to grow in numbers and skill. Enter more competitions with other schools. Training via NUFC.


To increase and maintain the overall fitness of our children across the school.



Premier Sports to continue to run sports holiday clubs.


Golden Mile fitness track to be more clearly marked out around our school grounds. Timetable in place. Monitors trained and children using the track regularly to improve fitness levels.

Balance bike training for Reception children through local authority. Balance bikes and new scooters to be purchased for EYFS outdoors.

Become part of a National project to target girls in Year 3 to boost body confidence and involvement in sport.

Support from Newcastle Sports team to promote healthy eating days with children and parents.