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Broughton in Furness CE Primary School

School Sport Funding Plan 2017-8

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phased children, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September, 2013.

Schools are free to determine how best  to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Here at Broughton will be awarded the sum of £8250 in Sport Funding for the academic year 2017/18. We are aware that this is hopefully being doubled, however final allocation is not yet known.

We already understand the importance of high quality sporting experiences and this will continue with specialist coaching, inter school competition and staff training and improved resources to further enhance our provision.

PE sports funding will be used to provide specialist coaches in sports such as: Multiskills, Rugby, Cricket and Tennis. We have employed a specialist PE Teacher since October 2015 to oversee the participation and attainment of pupils’ progress in PE as well as offer high quality CPD for our staff.

School football and summer Cricket teams have been organised and the teams have enjoyed playing other small schools in local cluster tournaments. Transport has been supported through the sport funding.

We have organised weekly “Multiskills” afterschool sessions for Key stage 2 children. This helps to support a healthy lifestyle and encourage a love of sport.

We take part in regular inter-school sporting events organised through our Cluster Sports Partnership at Millom School and Ulverston Victoria High School.

The children have taken part in the Annual Dance competition held at Ulverston Victoria High School.

New chippings were purchased to ensure our children maintain an active healthy lifestyle.

We have purchased some additional resources for enhancing outdoor playtimes-chosen with the children.

Trophies have been purchased to encourage competition and to celebrate a love of sport.

School planning:

School will continue to buy into a specialist PE teacher to enable a high level of PE provision to be delivered and support a wide range of inter school sporting activities.

To provide staff with high quality training to ensure a positive impact across all PE and sport provision across the school.

To support parents with additional costs (eg: outdoor residential visits etc.) to ensure all pupils have access to all sporting/ PE opportunities offered.

We will introduce Yoga across the school to enhance gentle exercise and link sport with mental well being.

Use external coaches to provide high quality PE sessions and Afterschool Clubs.

To offer a wide range of sporting extra-curricular activities including KS2 Cricket and Rugby coaching, Rounders and Multiskills Clubs.

Ensure our PE resources are available and of a high quality to enable high quality PE and Sport across the school.  

When double funding is allocated, to purchase a PE whole school system to assess and monitor sports within school.


The funding has enabled our high quality PE provision to be sustained through offering teachers CPD while the children are learning and enjoying their sporting activities.

We have been awarded Gold Sport Mark for the second year running which celebrates both or intra and inter competitions (within school and our clusters) as well as afterschool provision.

Our initial impact came, since October 2015, to oversee the participation and attainment of pupils’ progress in PE. The first step was to do some baseline testing of fitness and skills to ascertain where the pupils were in terms of expectations. Large gaps were found particularly at Key Stage 2 in pupils’ movement vocabulary and subsequently there has been a big push on activities that have been “missing” over the last few years; particularly gymnastics and dance. Pupils have made great progress in this area and have gained a great deal of confidence and pride in what they have been able to achieve. The word “can’t” has been removed from their PE vocabulary!

Pupils now participate in more inter school activities and are beginning to win far more matches than ever before due to an improvement in their skills and team play and enjoy more success in individual activities such as gymnastics and cross country.

When the PE specialist first started, she commented that quite a few of the pupils were reluctant to participate and would often give weak excuses to sit out. However, there has been a noticeable change in the pupils’ attitude who all now approach lessons with far more enthusiasm. Class teachers often comment on how the children are really enjoying their PE lessons.

Yoga has now been introduced to entice those reluctant children to take part in a healthy sporting activity. All children are loving it!

Classroom teachers regularly observe the PE specialist as part of their CPD, as well as coaches who deliver and older pupils enthusiastically assist in lessons with younger pupils, building their skills as young leaders and also developing a better understanding of how to break skills down.

Pupils have been retested in terms of fitness and skills and many of the pupils are showing a remarkable improvement. When students were asked to comment on whether they felt there was any improvement in PE since the specialist arrived, the students were unanimous in saying lessons were more fun and interesting. The overriding factor that came out of the comments was how pupils now felt far more challenged to push themselves to personal limits and the confidence they were gaining in their own ability. There was also a lot of positive comments about how much they are enjoying working on improving their fitness levels.

Impact? Some of our children’s opinions:

“I can now do a supported handstand, a forward and backward roll and a shoulder stand.”

“P.E. is fun and before I was not confident with forward rolls but now can give it a go at least.”

“P.E is better now because we are always working on our fitness in lots of ways. I never knew I could do a supported handstand! She is a fun and brilliant teacher and I always look forward to Wednesday’s now.”

“We are now pushed every week and I have learnt to do many different things…I’m more confident.”

“Now I have the confidence to try challenging things. Lessons are fun and exciting.”

“I am now really trying to do things that I didn’t want to do and realised that it is fun to try new things as long as I am safe and Mrs Gannon makes sure everyone is safe.”

“I love yoga, it makes me calm and I can stretch really far.”