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Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019

Sports Premium Funding for 2018-2019


How are we planning to spend our PE and sport grant this year?

We will continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to motivate the children to lead healthy and active lives. This year Cuerden has received the allocated sports grant funding of £18,417.75 from the government. Both the children and staff at our school will benefit from specialist coaching with the impact of progress being supported by data on iTrack.


It is expected that schools will see an improvement in the following five indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  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.



From September 2018 to July 2019 the sports grant will be spent on:

1.    Buying into South Ribble Sports Development Active School Offers:

  • Outdoor and Adventure - Years 5 and 6
  • Tag Rugby - Years 3 and 4
  • KS1 Multi Skills - Reception, Year 1 and 2
  • Gymnastics - Reception and Year 1 
  • Football - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Netball - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Dance - Years 1 and 2
  • Cricket - Years 4 and 6
  • Tennis - Years 1 and 2
  • Tots on Tyres Level 1 (Balance Bikes) - Reception
  • Tots on Tyres Level 2 (Pedal Bikes) - Reception
  • Scoot Safe - Year 3


Impact: Twenty seven children in Year 3 (100%) passed the Scoot Safe course and now know how to travel safely on their scooters. 


2.    After School Clubs ran by South Ribble Sports Development:

  • Fencing - Years 5 and 6
  • Tag Rugby - Years 3 and 4
  • KS1 Multi Skills - Reception, Year 1 and 2 
  • Fun Fitness - Years 1 and 2
  • Football - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
  • Netball - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 
  • Cheerleading - Years 1 and 2
  • Cricket - Year 4 and 6
  • Archery - Years 1 and 2


Impact: 20 out of 51 Key Stage One pupils participated in an After School sports club in the Autumn Term.


Impact: 21 out of 53 Lower Key Stage Two pupils participated in an After School sports club in the Autumn Term.


Impact: 25 children from Key Stage One participated in multi-skills and cheerleading After School clubs in the Spring Term.


Impact: 12 children from Years 5 and 6 attended a football After School club in the Spring Term.


Impact: 8 children from Years 3 and 4 attended a netball After School club in the Spring Term.


3.     South Ribble will also run Bikeability Level 1 / 2 with Year 6 in the Autumn Term to teach the children how to confidently ride their bikes on today's roads.


Impact: 14 out of 23 Year 6 pupils participated in, and passed, the Bikeability course. These children now have the skills and confidence to ride their bike on the road safely. 


4.     Children in Year 6 will also participate in 'Heart Start' in the Autumn Term to teach them emergency life-saving skills.


Impact: Year 6 pupils now have the knowledge of when and how to act in a life-threatening emergency.


5.      The whole school will also participate in the 'Dance from the Heart' roadshow in the Summer Term. Staff and children from Year 5 will be involved in a half-day leadership course to support the rest of the school in learning the dance routine.


6.      Miss Chapman, our PE Subject Leader, has also worked alongside Anthony Graham from South Ribble Sports Development Team to complete an equipment audit of our indoor and outdoor PE cupboards. New equipment will be ordered in September. 


Impact: New, high quality resources and equipment now available for PE lessons and playtimes.


The cost of this coaching support is £7,165.



The school will also participate and attend coaching sessions, tournaments and other competitive events with local schools which is also ran by the South Ribble Sports Development Team. Staff will also participate in training so that they can deliver 30 minutes of active learning. The cost of the SSP School Games and Staffing Infrastructure is £1,550.


Impact: A team of five Year 5 children attended a training event to become Playtime Leaders in the Autumn Term. These children now run a lunchtime club alongside the welfare staff to organise activities that encourage others to be active and build up their fitness levels.


Impact: Ten pupils from Years 1 and 2 attended a Key Stage One multi-skills event in the Autumn Term. 


Impact: A group of ten children from Years 1 and 2 attended a Key Stage One dance and gymnastics event in the Spring Term. 


Impact: The school football team participated in a local schools tournament in the Spring Term. The team achieved third place in this competition!


Other uses of the sports funding:

  • New playground markings on both the infant and junior playgrounds - approximately £3,855.00
  • KS1 trim trail repairs - £1,120.00
  • Swimming assessment and data - £120.00
  • Equipment - £456.30


Overall total spent so far: £14,266.30 approximately.



Other planned uses for the sports funding throughout the year:

  • Transport to competitive events and tournaments.
  • Outdoor Week (school-based activities).
  • Outdoor Week (trips for each class).
  • Quality training for staff.



Impact of the sports funding:

  • There will be increased opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport.
  • Improvement in the quality of teaching and learning of PE and sports.
  • A continued awareness amongst pupils about healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Additional opportunities for children to be active at playtimes and lunchtimes. 
  • Bikeability has developed Year 6 pupils' proficiency to be road ready.
  • Scoot Safe has taught Year 3 children to travel to and from school safely on their scooters. 
  • Additional opportunities for Reception children to receive specialist coaching (Tots on Tyres Levels 1 and 2, KS1 Multi Skills and Gymnastics) and to also participate in extra-curricular clubs.
  • New School Council members will be appointed to work alongside Miss Chapman (PE Subject Leader), Mrs Murray (Learning Mentor) and Playtime Leaders to continue to raise the profile of PE and sport at our school.
  • Thoughts and views about PE and physical activity will be shared during regular pupil and staff voice interviews.
  • There is evidence of more pupils joining out of school sports clubs and taking up new hobbies as a result of the coaching and experiences (e.g. Outdoor Week) that they have received and been offered in school. 
  • The children will learn a wider variety of skills from the expertise of qualified coaches who teach a variety of sports.




Swimming and water safety continues to be an important part of the PE curriculum at Cuerden Church School this year as it is another way of helping the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Schools have the responsibility to publish swimming data and we have used some of sports grant for this. 


This data shows how the children have met the National Curriculum expectations. By the end of Key Stage 2 children should be able to:

  • Swim 25 metres.
  • Use a variety of different strokes (e.g. breast stroke, back stroke, front crawl).
  • Be able to perform a safe self-rescue.


Current swimming provision:

Throughout the academic year pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. During their weekly sessions the children are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:

  • Swim confidently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes.
  • Perform safe, self-rescue in different water situations.


The children will be assessed in the water at different stages throughout the year and data will also be reviewed and reported on our website. 


Of the current Year 6 cohort 75% can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres, 75% of children can use a range of strokes and 95.83% can perform a safe self-rescue.


Further improvement and development: 

We are looking to provide Year 5 children who do not meet the National Curriculum standards with booster sessions in the Summer Term.


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