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PE and Sport Premium

Our Vision for PE and Sport

At Comber Grove we aim to establish a sporting culture that enables and encourages all children to play and enjoy sport. We encourage our pupils to develop independently and in teams as sports people which is celebrated through our Core Values of Resilience and Teamwork.  As a school we enter school sport competitions to allow children to be competitive and are constantly developing our PE programme.

We aim to: 

1 Improve the quality of the school P.E. programme by:

  • Auditing our current provision to create a development plan with key areas of focus
  • Introduce a new P.E. curriculum based on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning
  • Delivering P.E. focused staff training linked to the key areas of development
  • Employment of sports specialist to teach pupils and mentor staff

2 Enter teams into a wide range of school sport competitions

3 Deliver an exciting and memorable sports day

4 Achieve healthy schools Gold award (we currently hold the silver award)


Primary School's Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014 - 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding will be allocated to primary schools.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the next two academic years.


In 2017/18 the school was allocated £12,734:


- Goldhawk Basketball                     £5,200

- PSC Education sports coaching  £3,150

- Bacons College Sports Network  £2,200

- Sports Equipment                          £137


Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments
  • that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development

The Sports funding will be used at Comber Grove to:

  • invest in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come.
  • have membership of the London PE &  School Sport Network based at Bacon’s College, Rotherhithe.
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional sports clubs during the school day.
  • increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate - running sport competitions, and increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games and inter school competitions.
  • continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by The London PE & School Sports Network.
  • inviting athletes, dance troops and gymnasts into the school to inspire our children
  • purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant
  • Develop a safe but active use of the playground at break times through playground markings


We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. 

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.


Invested in the London PE and sports Network through Bacons College, who have provided the infrastructure for organising our involvement in competitive sport. This membership also provides us with CPD opportunities tailored to our schools needs and access to the ‘Real PE’ curriculum with appropriate training for staff.

We use the  funding we receive to continue our work with the Bacon's Sports Partnership and also continue to build on our links with a number of organisations that provide exercise and opportunities for promoting health.


To find out more about the activities Bacon’s provide click here


Monitoring and Evaluation:

The Senior Leadership Team will have the lead responsibility for the monitoring of PE and Sports provision across the school. The strategy is agreed with the Governing Body Standards and Curriculum Committee with responsibility for reviewing the work of the school leadership taken in our spring term meeting on an annual basis.


And for the Future:

We are currently looking for skilled sports coaches to provide various activities for the children to participate in during their lunch breaks and some PE lessons.  We also plan to update the school playground with a range of sports markings to facilitate active play/sports, developing a safe but active use of the playground at break times.



Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?


Please read the information below which gives further details of the PE and Sport Premium Grant from the Department for Education.












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