Sports Premium Funding 2017/2018

Sports Premium Funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is to improve the provision of PE and school sport and is allocated directly to primary schools. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

In 2017/18, Aycliffe Community Primary School will receive Sports Premium Funding of £13,517. Our objective for this funding is to raise awareness of Physical Education and to enhance the quality of provision for PE and School Sport for all young people both during curriculum time and through the extra-curricular activities we offer.

After reflecting on the previous academic year the school has decided to continue our working partnership with Gillingham Football Club through the employment of our two Sports Teaching Assistants, Miss Hayward and Mr Richards. The Sports Teaching Assistants receive training from Gillingham Football Club and the school and facilitate sporting activities at lunchtime, during Physical Education lessons and through leading many of our after school sports clubs. Miss Hayward and Mr Richards add additional sporting capacity to the school, including, providing support to teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons, allowing children to be caught in the moment and providing deeper skills knowledge. Part of the Sports Premium Funding is allocated to the funding of the Sport Teaching Assistants.

Lunchtime clubs

At Aycliffe Community Primary School, we are committed to ensuring all the children lead fit and healthy lifestyles, therefore we offer a range of active lunchtime clubs which are led by Miss Hayward, Mr Richards and members of the teaching staff. Within these sessions, children who are part of a team are also provided with practice opportunities to prepare for upcoming competitions.
Over the course of the year, we will offer the following lunchtime clubs:

• Football
• Tag Rugby
• Netball
• Basketball
• Cricket
• Get Fit
• Athletics
• Multi-skills
• Hockey

After School Clubs

The Sports Teaching Assistants lead after school sports clubs for children in Key Stages 1 and 2. Children who attend our after school sports clubs are provided with opportunities to connect and apply skills learnt within curriculum time and enjoy new sporting challenges.

We are currently running the following after school clubs:

Monday – Multi-skills
Wednesday – Football
Thursday - Gymnastics

We also offer Take Action on a Tuesday, led by a trained Taekwondo coach and Street Dance on a Friday, facilitated by Deal Academy of Performing Arts. This ensures that we are able to offer a sports club every day of the week. In terms 1 and 6, we additionally offer swimming for children in Reception to Year 6. With the increased PE and Sports Premium funding, we have been able to offer our after-school clubs free of charge for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Competitive Opportunities

In 2016/2017, the school achieved the Bronze School Games Mark Award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. This year, we hope to engage more children in competitive sporting opportunities, at both inter-school and intra-school level through our collaborations with local schools and organisations.


We offer a broad and diverse PE curriculum. There is a clear progression of skills throughout the school, plus, a progression of skills from term 1 to term 6 within each year group. This ensures connections are made between all areas of physical education.
In addition to PE sessions, the school provides dance lessons for one term for each year group from the Deal Academy of Performing Arts. In 2017/18 the programme will be:

• Term 1- Year 1
• Term 2- Reception
• Term 3- Year 3
• Term 4- Year 4
• Term 5- Year 5
• Term 6- Year 2

Our swimming lessons are led by qualified swimming teachers in our school indoor pool. Children in year 3 to year 6 have access to small group swimming sessions in terms 1 and 6 of each academic year.

Of our 2016/17 cohort of Year 6s, 57.14% left able to swim 25m.

Pupil Outcomes

Pupils are teacher assessed against national curriculum standards at the end of each academic year. Assessments against the standards were carried out within term 3 of the 2017/2018 academic year to identify those children who are on track to be age appropriate or greater depth, aswell as vulnerable children. These assessments show that:

  • In Key Stage 1, 71.8% of children are on track to meet the expected standard and 21.7% are on track to be working at a greater depth level within PE
  • In Key Stage 2, 65.7% of children are on track to meet the expected standard and 23.4% are on track to be working at a greater depth level within PE