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Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium? 

The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue funding until 2020. This was extended into 2021 and any money was allowed to be carried over by the Coronavirus pandemic and the first National Lockdown and money was spent by March 2021. A new budget was allocated for 2022-23 and 2023-2024  to be drip fed in allowances at intervals throughout the year.


Purpose of the funding 

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, however they have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses of the funding include: 

  • 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 material for PE/sport 
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs 
  • Ensuring pupils at least have 30 minutes of exercise a day and 2 hours of dedicated PE time in a week. This has had extra importance since the Pandemic.


Manor Park CE First School Vision and 3 i’s

At Manor Park CE First School we are committed to giving our pupils the opportunity to succeed and excel in a range of physical activities. We want our pupils to love being physically active and understand that PE and sport are both fun and an important part of leading an active, healthy lifestyle. We want our pupils to feel confident and secure about their bodies and believe that we provide our pupils with a safe and positive environment which enables them to be inspired and enthusiastic about physical activity. 



At Manor Park the skills, values and opportunities created through Physical Education play a vital part in the daily lives of our children. Physical activity not only has a positive impact upon academic learning but also the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our children.

The Physical Education curriculum within the Federation is underpinned through Physical Literacy, inspiring all pupils to thrive and excel in skill, understanding, competitive sport and aesthetic challenges of physical activity. Engaging in a broad and balanced PE curriculum, enables all pupils to grow in competence and confidence, being challenged to embrace roles beyond the learner such as umpire, coach and official. PE also provides plentiful opportunities to build and mould character, embedding key transferable values such as equality, teamwork and respect which can be applied throughout the curriculum.

Imparting an appreciation of school sport provides all children with a sense of belonging, witnessing the power of sport in bringing together not only school but also the local and global community through various sporting events. The range of skills and activities delivered including; athletics, games, dance, gymnastics, OAA and swimming allow children to explore a range of positive experiences, which provide a healthy foundation to build upon instilling a life-long understanding of the benefits of an active lifestyle.


The Federation upholds the government requirement of delivering a minimum of 2 hours of physical activity per week. PE planning is underpinned by the Get Set for PE scheme, which allows for purposeful learning, modeling of key skills and self-exploration of rules and tactics across a wide range of key focus.  In addition, children are provided with ample opportunities to develop skills through a well-populated extra-curricular timetable, delivered by school staff with sports / activities changing on a termly basis. External agencies are also brought in to provide staff CPD and widen the opportunities available to our school community.

We aim to ensure that KS1 pupils:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

We aim to ensure that KS2 pupils:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones using subject specific language and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
  • Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


We believe our children will:

  • Participate in physical activity for sustained periods of time.
  • Achieve a sense of enjoyment from being physically active, appreciating the benefits of healthy lifestyles.
  • Demonstrate the values of equality, teamwork and respect, highlighting the discipline that sport can provide.
  • Develop an awareness of fair play and sportsmanship enabling pupils to work effectively in competitive and cooperative situations.
  • Engage in the processes of evaluating, reviewing and improving performance to achieve personal best.
  • Engage in opportunities to compete and perform, having access to exit routes to encourage life-long activity.

Impact of working with our sports coaches (first hour of PE)

• The impact of working alongside a sports leader during PE sessions has been very successful from the previous four academic years. 2022-2023 academic year, we have employed the services of Steve Treble and Joseph Allen to continue the sports legacy and provide weekly, specialist lessons for our pupils and opportunities for staff CPD. This was from our preschool aged children to Year 4 pupils.

• We have worked with our school Games sports coordinator Victoria Jones to provide high quality and specialist PE opportunities in our school and out of school opportunities locally. Victoria also came in and led a whole school Zumba session to which parents and carers were invited to attend in July 2023.

•  Before the pandemic, after school clubs have nurtured children’s enjoyment of PE and have enabled them to enjoy sports of particular interest and have enabled children to take part in netball fixtures with another school. We have started to re-introduce these as confidence has returned and have been able to offer multi-skills, football, rugby and dodgeball.

• Lessons taught have been carefully planned to suit the needs of the children in the class and teachers have gained confidence and ideas to take into their future teaching. We have been using REAL PE for several years and teachers have gained confidence in developing a skills based knowledge

• Teachers have arranged planning sessions with Mr Treble and Mr Allen and have together discussed how children are responding during sessions and planned next steps for teaching. 

• It has been a valuable experience for the children to work with another teacher and children have very much enjoyed these sessions.