Sports Premium

Overview April ’18 – January ‘19



Key strands / How is BCPS meeting these strands?

The government provides annual funding in the form of the ‘Sports Premium’ specifically for improving provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is “ring-fenced” and therefore can only be spent on PE enhancements within school.

For the 2018/19 academic year we were allocated £20,922 which we have utilised to significantly develop and extend our PE provision at Burnham on Crouch Primary School (BCPS).

In response to guidelines published by Active Essex BCPS now demonstrates a clear and precise commitment to delivering high quality PE.

For details of our spending and its impact please see the DFE document below:


1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

At Burnham on Crouch Primary School (BCPS) the engagement of all our children in regular physical activity and kick-starting healthy, active lifestyles is a key motivation within our PE provision. We have structured physical activity on our playground with lunchtime clubs delivered by our playleaders. We have specialist coaches that deliver dance. We also actively encourage our children to travel to school on foot, or by bike or scooter. This is reinforced by our commitment to the bikeability scheme which educates our children to become safer and more capable cyclists. We have achieved the ‘Enhanced Healthy Schools’ Award and were praised for the delivery of a highly engaging week in which playleaders delivered sports sessions for every child, in every year group. A competition is also organised in which children design a school lunch then cook it for the rest of the school. As a whole, KS1 complete a sponsored walk of half a mile whilst KS2 complete a mile sponsored walk.

2. The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school

The profile of PE and sport within BCPS is being raised across the school and utilised as a tool for whole school improvement. This was underlined in our recent application and successful outcome of the afPE Quality Mark. We have also secured the Bronze School Games Mark in relation to our level of participation in Sport. Leadership and teamwork qualities are reinforced within the PE curriculum across the whole school. Positive behaviour and fair play are always recognised and praised in PE, whether it be a standout performance within a PE lesson or exemplary standards of sportsmanship recognised in our children at tournaments. Concentration, commitment, self-esteem and fair play have improved in the lower years at our school, although we are in the process of designing a method to quantify these aspects. The introduction of playleader led activities in combination with the PE clubs led by our specialist has contributed towards activity throughout the school day. Relationships with parents are very positive: several parents have provided written and direct verbal feedback, enthusiastically commenting about our PE content and delivery. Having established a PE specific twitter account, we can quickly share achievements within PE and once again comments from our parents are very supportive and thankful.

3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills in staff delivering PE

Since recruiting a PE specialist, Teaching and Learning of PE is consistently outstanding. Progress is assessed by teacher observation relevant to the sports being taught within the curriculum. Excellent engagement and motivation within PE at BCPS is clear to see. This is underlined by exemplary standards of behaviour within these lessons, modelled by our PE specialist who maintains consistent high standards for all of our children. Children are actively used to lead part of the lesson, for example in Yr 5/6 warm-ups.

In order to make PE a sustainable subject we have 2 teachers that were PE leads in their previous schools. This allows them to support the PE lead and deliver PE lessons when the PE lead is out at fixtures and competitions.

We also take the development of our staff very seriously and have placed our NQTs on training delivered by Impetus which contains a PE module, once again ensuring that we have a sustainable PE provision within our school.

4. Broader range of sport and activities offered to children

Here at BCPS a broader experience of a range of sports and activities is offered to all children. Traditional “Winter” and “Summer” sports are delivered at the relevant times of the year, for example Football, Tag Rugby and Cross Country during the winter months and Tennis, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket during the summer months. We also provide less traditional activities, such as Yoga and disability driven sports like Boccia. Our higher ability pupils are stretched to challenge them and support PE delivery, for example a gifted team sports player may work directly with the PE Teacher to observe and analyse others children’s performance. We now have coaching support from Burnham Rugby Club, who help out with our Tag Rugby sessions. We are also working to develop stronger links with Burnham Football Club, ultimately to inspire our children to commit to lifelong participation in sport whilst enhancing and supporting local clubs. Our PE specialist works closely with our School council in relation to future sporting opportunities, clubs and sports visits.

5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Here at BCPS a broader experience of a range of sports and activities is offered to all children. Traditional “Winter” and “Summer” sports are delivered at the relevant times of the year, for example Football, Tag Rugby and Cross Country during the winter months and Tennis, Athletics, Rounders and Cricket during the summer months. We also provide less traditional activities, such as Yoga and disability driven sports like Boccia. Our higher ability pupils are stretched to challenge them and support PE delivery, for example a gifted team sports player may work directly with the PE Teacher to observe and analyse others children’s performance. We now have coaching support from Burnham Rugby Club, who help out with our Tag Rugby sessions. We are also working to develop stronger links with Burnham Football Club, ultimately to inspire our children to commit to lifelong participation in sport whilst enhancing and supporting local clubs. Our PE specialist works closely with our School council in relation to future sporting opportunities, clubs and sports visits.

Actions for next year

• Upgrading our School Games Award from Bronze to Silver.
• Focus upon our less active children and engage them to become more active.
• For our children in EYFS and KS1 we will enter competitive sport competitions as they become available.
• Raise children’s awareness of disability Sport.


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