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Sports Premium Funding 2019-2020

Sports Premium Funding for 2019-2020


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

At Cuerden we believe in providing our children with a broad and balanced PE curriculum which will motivate them to lead healthy and active lifestyles. From the government this year our school has received the allocated sports grant funding of £22,716. The children and staff will benefit from specialist coaching and the impact of progress will be supported buy iTrack and various other evidence documents.


It is expected that schools will see an improvement in the following 5 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 2019 to July 2020 the sports grant has been spent on:


1. Buying into the South Ribble Sports Development Active School Offer:

  • Tag Ruby - Years 5 and 6 
  • Dance - Years 3 and 4
  • Athletics - Years 5 and 6
  • Hockey - Years 3 and 4 
  • Multi-Skills - Reception, Years 1 and 2 
  • Gymnastics - Reception, Years 1, 3 and 6
  • Football - Years 1, 2, 5 and 6
  • Cricket - Years 3 and 4
  • Netball - Years 5 and 6
  • Mini Movers - Reception
  • Tots on Tyres Level 1 (Balance Bikes) - Reception
  • Tots on Tyres Level 2 (Pedal Bikes) - Reception


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

  • Tag Rugby - Years 3 and 4
  • Cheerleading - KS2
  • Non-Contact Boxing - Years 3 and 4 
  • Hockey
  • Multi-Skills - Reception, Years 1 and 2
  • Gymnastics - Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3
  • Football - Years 1, 2, 5 and 6
  • Handball - Years 4 and 5
  • Fun Fitness - Reception, Years 1 and 2 


Impact: 30 children from Key Stage One participated in After School Clubs in the Autumn Term.


Impact: 31 children from Key Stage Two participated in After School Clubs in the Autumn Term.


Impact: 41 children from Key Stage One participated in After School Clubs in the Spring Term.


Impact: 37 children from Key Stage Two participated in After School Clubs in the Spring Term.


3. South Ribble Sports Partnership will also run Bikeability Levels 1 and 2 with Year 6 in the Autumn Term to teach the children how to confidently ride thier bikes on today's roads.


Impact: 95.24% of the children who participated in Bikeability passed Level 1 and Level 2.


4. Children in Year 3 will participate in 'Scoot Safe' in the Spring Term to teach them how to scoot safely to and from school. 


Impact: Thirty Year 3 children (100%) participated in and passed the Scoot Safe event on February 7th. All of the children know how to check that their scooter is safe to use and safe places to ride their scooters. 


5. Children in Year 6 will also participate in 'Heart Start' (Emergency Life-Saving training) in the Spring Term.


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


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


Impact: On Tuesday 10th March, eight children from Year 5 attended a training event to learn this year's Dance from the Heart routine. These children will now work with each class throughout school to teach them the dance.


7. Miss Chapman, our PE Subject Leader, will also work alongside a coach from South Ribble to complete an equipment log of our indoor and outdoor PE cupboards. New equipment will also be ordered.


Impact: High quality resources have been purchased for PE lessons and playtimes.


Impact: As part of raising the profile of PE and sport at our school we participated in the Aldi 'Kits For School' campaign. The Sports Council handed out posters to display around school so everybody was aware of the challenge. As a school family we collected enough stickers to complete two posters and we were awarded with two sports kits full of new equipment. 


The cost of this coaching support is £7,525.


8. The school will also participate in coaching sessions, tournaments, festivals and competitive events with other local schools which is also ran by the South Ribble Sports Development team.


Impact: In the Autumn Term 4 children from Year 5 participated in C4L training to become Playtime Leaders. They will work alongside welfare staff to provide active, healthy lunchtime games.


Impact: In February, 11 children from Years 1 and 2 attended a fitness event at Leyland St Mary's High School. 


Impact: In February and March, 12 children from Years 5 and 6 participated in an extra-curricular football club in preparation for this year's local schools tournament. 


9. Staff will also participate in training.


Impact: Staff participated in a 'Health and Wellbeing' training session led by Kevin Loughran which provided them with knowledge, skills and techniques on how to keep themselves well. 


10. Children in EYFS and KS1 will also have access to a Forest Schools programme in the Spring Term.


The cost of the SSP School Games and Staffing Infrastructure is £3,530.


Overall total spent so far: £11,055.


Other planned uses of the sports funding:

  • Provide quality training for staff alongside qualified coaches to raise their confidence in teaching PE and sport, including Chris Lowe from the Lancashire FA and swimming training for Year 3 & 4 staff.
  • Resources and equipment for PE lessons, active playtimes and Sports Day.
  • Transport to and from competitive events and tournaments - £120 so far.
  • Sports Day - £36.65
  • Sports Council badges - 12.00
  • Playground equipment - £60.50 so far.
  • Mindfulness-themed activities in the Summer Term - £1,000 approximately.
  • Swimming assessment - £120.


Impact of the sports funding:

  • Further increased opportunities to participate in competitive sport and friendly matches.
  • Opportunities to participate in a wider range of sports. All children will benefit from learning a wider variety of skills from the expertise of qualified coaches.
  • Improvement in the quality of teaching and learning across different aspects of PE.
  • A continued awareness amongst pupils about healthy and active lifestyles.
  • Opportunities for all children to be active at playtimes. New Year 5 Play Leaders have been appointed and will lead C4L Club at playtimes and lunchtimes.
  • Bikeability has developed Year 6 pupils' proficiency to be road ready.
  • Scoot Safe has enabled Year 3 children to learn how to scoot safely to and from school.
  • Extra-curricular activities ran by specialist coaches to enhance a greater range of opportunities.
  • Additional opportunities have been provided for children in Reception to receive specialist coaching (Multi-Skills, Gymnastics, Mini Movers, Tots on Tyres Levels 1 and 2) and to also participate in extra-curricular clubs (Multi-Skills, Gymnastics and Fun Fitness).
  • New Sports Council members have been appointed to discuss how to continue to raise the profile of PE and Sport around school. We are aiming to achieve the 'Gold' School Games Mark this year. 
  • 'Pupil and staff voice' interviews will be carried out to discuss thoughts and views on PE and physical activity.
  • 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 that they have received and been offered in school. We celebrate sporting achievements each Friday in our Achievements Assembly.





Swimming and water safety remain an important part of the PE curriculum at our school as we believe that it is another way of helping the children to lead healthy and active lifestyles. Schools have the responsibility to publish swimming data.


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 and 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 a 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 received and reported on our website. Of the current Year 6 cohort:

  • 68.96% can swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • 85% can use a range of strokes.
  • 96% can perform a safe, self-rescue.


Further improvement and development:

We will be providing Year 3 children with a weekly swimming session in the Summer Term in order to prepare them for swimming for a full year in Year 4.


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