Sports Premium

At Thatto Heath our goals for using the Sports Premium budget are:

  • For all children to take part in regular and structured physical activity and enjoy doing so
  • To increase children’s skills, enjoyment and engagement in physical activity
  • To increase participation in extra-curricular clubs
  • To embed the idea of regular exercise as an essential part of life

In order to achieve these goals, we have utilised the Sports Premium money in a variety of different manners to increase the engagement of the children with physical activity.

How the money is being spent

During the academic year 2016-17, Thatto Heath was allocated £10,330 of which £5, 225.13 is available to be spend. This report will outline the different ways in which the money has been spent and also detail plans on how the remaining budget will be used towards achieving the goals.

Expenditure Price
Lunchtime provision for football with Academy of Sports coaches £2549.00
Sports Day Medals £509.90
Repairs to PE Equipment £225.00
Transport to tournaments £60.00
PE Equipment and Activity Leader resources £1230.97
TOTAL £4574.87

Activity LeadersActivity Leaders

In order to engage the children and encourage participation in a range of sporting activities, within KS2 two children were selected per class to lead activities during lunch times. Every day of the week there are a variety of different activities available including: skipping, basketball shooting, football hit the targets, boules, boccia, jacks and marbles.
The sports premium money was used to purchase equipment to set up the activities during lunch times whilst also providing the activity leaders with a white high-visibility jacket and cap.

Sports Day

During sport days for each year group, the pupil premium money was used to purchase medals and stickers. After the colour heats of each event, the children in first, second and third place were awarded a sticker to celebrate their achievement before the first two places progressing onto the final. The children in first, second and third place were awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal.
The Sports Premium was also used to provide supply cover to release staff to run the sports days.


The money is also used to provide cover to members of staff who supervise competitions, provide transport and purchase kits if required.

Lunchtime Provision

To encourage engagement in sporting activities, Academy of Sports staff are available during lunchtimes to supervise and run activities such as football.

Change for Life Club

During the summer term, girls from years five and six were identified to become involved in the Change for Life club which was run by students from Edge Hill University. These pupils were identified by members of staff who considered that they would benefit from the club which focused on increasing self-esteem and confidence through sporting activities.



Development of accurate assessments

To support the ongoing assessments and provide engaging physical education lessons, teachers across the school are using and adapting planning and assessments developed by specialist sports coaches.

What are we doing to encourage participation in sports?

  • Staff modelling positive attitudes to physical exercise with an after school running club
  • Team Captains have extra roles to encourage engagements in sporting activities.
  • Every Friday morning, one class performs a ‘Wake Up Shake Up’ routine for the rest of the school to become involved in.
  • Use of display boards to promote engagement and share sporting achievements.

After school club participation

To identify year groups which need to be targeted data from summer 2014 will be compared to the autumn data for academic year 2016-17.

How else will the money be spent?

To utilise the remaining Sports Premium money to impact on the goals outlined the following will be implemented:

  • During Autumn 2 term, the members of the PE team will conduct drop-in observations across the school. The feedback will be analysed and school areas for development will be identified.
  • These areas identified will be used for development through staff training provided by a specialist sport coach.
  • Restarting the challenge network hub across schools to share good practice.
  • Restart the Change for Life club identifying vulnerable girls.
  • Consider further ways to engage more girls with sporting activities such as a girl’s only sports club.

Actions to target from analysis

  • Encourage number of boys across the school who attend extra-curricular clubs
  • Discuss with school council a wider range of sporting activities for clubs
  • Target UKS2 attendance in extra-curricular clubs


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