Sports Premium Funding (grant) 2019/20

Aycliffe Community Primary School’s Sports Premium Funding in 2018/19 and 2019/20 is £17,100 per annum. Our objective for this funding is to continue 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.

In the past our school employed two Sports Teaching Assistant Apprentices and these were partly funded by the sports grant. In the academic year 2018/19 the school offered one of the apprentices, Mr Richards, a new Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant position. Mr Richards left his post on 31 August 2019 to follow a full time career in sports. Our school is now intending to fill the Sports Coach and Teaching Assistant vacancy as soon as possible for the academic year 2019/20. The school appointed Mr Hayward as a Sports Teaching Assistant Apprentice in October 2018.

Sports Teaching Assistants receive training from an external assessor and our school.

Our sports staff facilitate sporting activities at lunchtime, during Physical Education lessons and through leading many of our after-school sports clubs. They also 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 developing deeper skills knowledge. Part of the Sports Premium Funding is allocated to the funding of the Sport Teaching Assistants.

Our school has, and will use some of the Sports Premium Funding to invest in new PE equipment this academic year to further encourage enthusiasm in this area of the curriculum.

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 Mr Hayward 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:

Monday: javelin

Tuesday: hockey

Wednesday: basketball

Thursday: football

Friday: athletics

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.

After school clubs:

Monday: Football – Wednesday: Multi-sports – Thursday: Gymnastics

We also offer Take Action each Tuesday, led by a trained Taekwondo coach, and Street Dance each 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 a swimming club 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 2018-2019 academic year, with the exception of swimming which is £2 per child for 30 minutes. We will continue in this way during this 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.

In 2018/2019, the school achieved the Silver School Games Mark Award for our commitment to and development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity. This year, we shall continue 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 rich, well-structured PE curriculum. There is a clear progression of skills throughout Key Stage One and Two, and in addition, a progression of skills from term 1 to term 6 within each year group. This ensures that pupils build on and develop skills effectively, and that 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 2019-2020 the programme will be:

Term 1- Year 1/2 Term 2- Key Stage One (nativity focus) Term 3- Year 3/4 Term 4- Reception Term 5- Year 4/5 Term 6- Year 5/6


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.

Pupil Outcomes: 2018-2019

Key stage

Working Towards

Age – Appropriate

Greater Depth









60% Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25m on leaving the school.



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