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Sports Funding

Physical education is highly valued at Goathland Primary School and is an important part of our curriculum. We believe it enables children to develop their confidence, acquire self-esteem and improve their social skills. At a time when physical activity appears to be in decline we aim to encourage our pupils to have an active lifestyle through the teaching of sport in a structured, however also fun, manner.


What is Sports Premium Funding?

In 2013 the Government provided an additional £150 million to schools per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016,17, 2017,18 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.  Goathland Primary School has received approximately £8,000 per year, which in 2017/18 has increased to approximately £16,000.


Purpose of Funding

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

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new and additional clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Running sports competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.



Since September 2013, schools are held to account for how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted strengthened the coverage of PE and sport within the Inspectors’ handbook and guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed as part of the school’s overall provision.

Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.



In 2017/18 the Government increased funding.  We hope the Sports Premium will continue; however due to wise allocation of funding, we now have provision for a wide and varied sports curriculum locally.

The Goathland Community Hub provides a venue for sports activities in our village and we can access its’ facilities easily throughout the academic year.


Goathland PE SPORTS Premium plan 2017-18







Enhance PE curriculum and after school club





Use of village hall/ The Hub during to participate in PE lessons.


Sports coaching

Safe environment to ensure space for PE sessions to be carried out


Experienced coach to provide PE


Funding to cover after school club


Developing skills and confidence in a safe outdoor environment





Throughout the year

Attend regular sporting events



Cover supply costs to ensure staff are available for events




Provide transport to attend events

Children to attend a range of sporting events

Children to experience a range of events and mix with children from other local schools

Staff to cover whilst children are attending events




Transport to get children to and from the events

Dependent on venue for transport

(approx. £40-£100)

Dependent on how many events  £100-£150 per event (approx. £300)


£700 approx.


CPD for staff

Using outside agencies to provide various PE sessions





Tennis Coach


Soccer sessions


Karen Winspear fitness



Develop staff’s skills in a range of areas








Summer term


Autumn term


Spring term



Ensure that PE equipment is well maintained and replace when appropriate





Buy equipment to support PE lessons  and after school club in areas lacking in resources


A wide range of equipment for children to enhance gross and fine motor skills through leadership of yr6’s and staff




Membership to WAPPSA

Attend events with other schools

Variety of events participated in


Meet children from other schools


Annual payment

Sports field marking

Field to be used appropriately for sport

Rules of games can be taught properly


Annual payment


 Enable access to swimming lessons at Whitby Leisure Centre

Transport costs, hire of pool and lifeguards/coaches.


All pupils develop and improve swimming/lifesaving skills



Spring term

Early Years outdoor games.

Buy a range of outdoor games that are durable for all weather

Enhance Early Years outdoor provision


Spring term


Sports Funding 2015/16    £8085 

In 2015/16 Sports funding was used to

  • Enable access by ALL our pupils to a wide variety of sporting activities provided by CCW (Caedmon College Whitby). These included hockey, football, cricket, tennis and gymnastics.
  • Provide transport enabling ALL our pupils to participate in a greater variety of sporting activities including netball, tri-golf and cross-country running. Our pupils benefitted from participating with larger cohorts enabling both social and sports skills to develop.
  • Fund one term of weekly swimming lessons at Whitby Leisure Centre for ALL our pupils. This included transport, pool hire, lifeguards and coaching.
  • Provide an indoor venue (Village Hall) enabling ALL our pupils to participate in floor gymnastics, indoor games and dance education.
  • Fund transport (to Sleights School) enabling ALL our pupils to enjoy apparatus work in gymnastics, thus developing individual skills and enriching their experience.
  • To provide first class Tennis coaching by a qualified coach.
  • Fund one teacher’s attendance at a Gymnastic Coaching course at CCW.


Sports Funding 2016/17    £8036

In 2016/17 Sports funding was used to

  • Enable access by ALL our pupils to a wide range of sporting activities provided by CCW. These included tri-golf, hockey, multi-skills, tennis, football and rugby. This was particularly beneficial due to our pupils engaging in sporting activities with a larger cohort, developing social skills alongside specific sporting skills.
  • Through our Sports Contribution to CCW an Orienteering afternoon was enjoyed by ALL our pupils and staff!
  • Provide transport enabling ALL our children to participate in a greater variety of sporting activities including gymnastics, multi-skills, tri-golf, athletics and mini-rugby.
  • Fund one term of weekly swimming lessons at Whitby Leisure Centre (WLC) for ALL our pupils covering transport, pool hire, lifeguards and coaching.
  • Enable one teacher to attend an ASA Swimming Teachers course and gain a Level 2 qualification. This resulted in fewer coaches being required from WLC.
  • Purchase the new ASA School Swimming Scheme and resources in order for us to deliver high quality, up to date swim coaching.
  • Provide an indoor venue (Village Hall).  Having purchased Gymnastic equipment through 200 Club consequently we no longer have to travel to Sleights School for apparatus work and can timetable sessions according to need.
  • To provide first class Tennis coaching by a qualified coach.
  • To provide a Skip2Bfit day for ALL our pupils at the Village Hall.


Sports Funding 2017/18    £8036

In 2017/18 Sports funding will be used to

  • Enable continuing access by ALL our pupils to a wide range of sporting activities provided by CCW.
  • Enable one term of weekly swimming lessons ( transport, pool hire etc) for ALL our pupils.
  • Enable us to make full use of the new Village Hub sports facility.
  • Enable us to improve access to our gymnastics apparatus stored at the village hall.
  • Fund tennis lessons by a qualified Tennis Coach.