Sports Premium

The government is providing additional funding of £150million each year for 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school.  Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per pupil on roll. At Astmoor Primary, we pride ourselves on being a happy and healthy place to learn. We’ve developed an action plan to ensure this funding is invested (rather than ‘spent’) to maximise the long term impact of our PE provision for pupils and staff.

Sports Premium 2015-16           

During this academic year, Sports Premium money was used to support:

  • Healthy Heroes – sport and fitness coaching and after school club - £2,901.71

  • Specialist Dance Teaching - £550

  • Cricket Coaching and support for participation in annual competition - £250

  • After-school table-tennis club and support for competitions - £375

  • Cybercoaching – online resource for all staff to support PE teaching - £248.40

  • Swimming lessons for children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 - £259.20

  • Judo Coach delivering sessions to support Anti-bullying Week - £130

  • Karate Coaching - £660

  • Judo coaching - £660

  • Lunchtime Play Equipment - £726.24

  • Purchasing ne Table Tennis tables - £294.60

  • Shine Week activities (Rugby coaching, circus skills, yoga, golf, Healthy Heroes, Karate, Fun Food Chef and Mr Yippaddee) - £1,629


Healthy Heroes - The children have developed their basic gymnastic skills and have gained confidence in using large apparatus. Similarly, teachers also benefitted by observing the delivery of high quality gymnastics by a specialist, " Taylor improved my knowledge, skills and confidence to teach gym lessons myself." - Mr Guy (Y3/4)

Dance - Working with a dance teacher allowed the children to develop skills and techniques beyond the normal range of teaching. The children enjoyed the thematic dances in particular, " Katie showed us lots of different routines. We also did a dance for Thriller." - Sophie Martin - Year 5. Teachers have also demonstrated their own development by using some of the ideas and techniques in their own teaching. "The children learnt a variety of different skills and movement in order to create a simple dance. I have recently used some of these ideas in my own dance lessons." - Mrs Davies (Y1).

Cricket - Year 5 and 6 children had access to high quality cricket coaching linked to the local cricket club. This is a sport that the children particularly enjoy and their skills developed enough to be able to enter the annual inter-schools competition. "This has been my favourite PE lesson. I can throw a cricket ball properly and have hit the wickets a few times now." - Ben Watts (Y6)

Cyber Coaching - This has provided great CPD for teachers. They have learnt a range of warm up and cool down activities for PE. Teachers have used the lessons to support their teaching of dance, aerobics and yoga. "It gives the children the opportunity to receive immediate expertise in an enthusiastic and inspiring way." - Mrs Bowles (Y4/5)

Lunchtime equipment - As children are now organised into mixed-age group teams at lunchtimes and rotate around a menu of activities throughout the week, lunchtimes are now a highlight of our school day. The additional equipment purchased for each team has been hugely beneficial on the days that the team is out on the playground. The equipment has ranged from skipping ropes to space hoppers and stilts. The children have loved them and have had happier, more active lunchtimes as a result.

Table Tennis After School Club - This has always been a very popular after school club and our children are becoming more skilled due to the longevity of the club. As a result, we have been able to enter inter-school competitions with considerable success. In 2016, we became the Runcorn School Champions and then went on to compete at a regional level. We will enter the competition again in 2017. The table tennis club is led by an external coach, but is also supported by our very own Mr Cawley (site manager). he says, "Frank has a great relationship with the children. They have thoroughly enjoyed the club and it is always full. The children have gained confidence and improved their ability." One long standing member of the table tennis club said, "Frank has helped me with my power shots so I can get more points against better players."

Judo Lessons in Anti-Bullying Week - This was a great way to link physical activity to the PSHE curriculum in order to deliver powerful messages about respect. As one teacher stated, "Carl delivered a fabulous lesson which instilled positive values and respect towards one another. The boys particularly liked having the opportunity to do a physical activity which was safe and fun." - Miss Smith (Y5/6). In other judo lessons throughout the year, it was felt that there was significant impact for a small minority of pupils with behavioural difficulties. The coach was very skilled at identifying these children and targeting them specifically for positive interactions.

Sports Premium 2016-17

During the current academic year, Sports Premium will be spent on a range of things including:

  • Dance classes for KS1 children
  • Cyber Coaching package to support high quality PE teaching
  • Swimming lessons for children in Year 3-6
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Improving provision of outdoor play equipment in Foundation Stage (bikes and trikes)
  • Judo coaching for classes in the summer term
  • Shine week enrichment activities.
  • Replenishing speed stacking equipment
  • Purchasing new team wear for competitions