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Sports Funding

At Shafton Primary Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Shafton Primary Academy that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

We have to spend the sport funding on improving our provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.

Spending the Pupil Premium Grant

At Shafton Primary Academy Primary allocation of the Sports Premium is carried out through a range of initiatives, projects and strategies. Provision is typically made through:


·         The employment of a specialist PE sports coach to lead lessons throughout school

·         Investment in providing an engaging and exciting curriculum.

·         High quality learning resources including equipment

·         An extended curriculum of extra-curricular activities, visits and visitors to develop pupil engagement, knowledge and understanding of sport. 

Monitoring the impact of the Sports Premium

We use a range of methods to monitor the impact of the sports premium on PE, physical activity and school sport.


·         Staff reviews

·         Pupil interviews

·         Observations

·         Learning walks

·         Case studies 

Governor Monitoring

Governors monitor the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant expenditure through the following ways:


·         Working alongside the senior leadership of the school during some of the monitoring processes.

·         All Governors through committee work and visits to school contribute to the evaluation of specific initiatives, projects and strategies.

2014/15 Funding Breakdown



Travel to competitive match venues


Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport


Subsidising outdoor and adventurous activities on residential trips and within the national curriculum


Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE , sport and physical activity


Subsidising the employment of a sports coach to teach all year groups quality PE and games





Where did we spend the 2013/14 funding



77% Children’s University coaches


Team active – support for teacher’s professional development


Contribution towards TA/sports leader role