Sports Funding

Competition Calendar 2017-18

 Multi Skills -   Year 2 Tuesday 5th December 2017

Benchball -   Year 2   Thursday 1st March 2018

Gymnastics -  Year 2 Monday 26th March 2018

Bike Balance -  Year 1 Thursday 14th June 2018

School Health and Fitness Week-Week Commencing 25th June 2018

School Sport's Day -  26th June Whole School 2018


Additional funding has been supplied by the Government to be used by schools to promote sporting activities. 


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    Our multiskills classes provided by Jamie


Sports Funding


Here at Sarisbury Infant School we use the majority of the money to buy in expert P.E. teachers who deliver high quality lessons to our children. This provision is supplied through our partnership work with Henry Cort Community College.  Our own school staff work alongside these teachers to improve their skills, thus contributing to their own professional development, knowledge and confidence. Lessons are planned with the staff, so the staff can observe or team teach alongside the specialist. Further planning has been developed and is linked where possible to current topics and other curriculum areas. We have built a bank of high quality planning ideas for each year group, which will be used and developed in future years.


The specialist’s time is also spent helping plan, run and organise intra and inter sports competitions. This current year we plan to participate in Multiskills, Benchball and Gymnastics festivals/competitions to encourage both our more able and/or least active to take part in these inter school events.


We are planning on developing whole school competition days to encourage a love of sport and exercise. By doing the events within school, more children will be able to benefit from the experience. Through our links with Henry Cort and Brookfield our local secondary schools, the events should allow the children to benefit from working alongside their school Sport’s Leaders. These leaders give positive role models, encouraging and interacting with our children.


We also plan to attend the Balance Bike festival for Year 1 children in June. All children benefit from improved movement, balance and team work through this use of the funding. For example, all our Year 2 children are able to combine moves for a Gymnastics routine.



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                                     PE equipment bought with Sainsburys Vouchers for schools.


We ensure the children have a variety of up to date equipment to develop their skills in Gymnastics, Athletics, team games, Dance. The purchase cost some of these items has been reduced as we were able to use the Sainsburys Schools Vouchers to buy new consumables e.g. balls, skipping ropes and hoops.


We enjoyed a specialist PE coaching session as part of our recent INSET day, where the main focus was on exciting and new warm-up activities to use with all children. Staff have attended courses to develop new ideas and initiatives which have been cascaded to other members of staff to support their continued professional development and ensure all children have access to ideas and resources. This alongside the specialist teacher support helps us to enhance and sustain whole school development for future years.


We have arranged a partnership with specialist coaches to provide fun and exciting teaching lessons in all year groups. We will be having lessons in tag rugby and netball. The children will learn all the associated sports and team skills which can be transferred to other sports.The funding available is allowing us to tap into new resources and we are keen to establish good links with expert teachers.


Later this year we will be holding our annual 'Sports/ Health and Fitness Week' where we are once again inviting a variety of experts who will share their skills with the children, to widen their experiences and opportunities. Last year, the children experienced new sports, such as Yoga, Tennis and Judo, and they were then signposted towards specialist after school clubs. These experts will often demonstrate their own skills in sport to inspire the children. Within this week we will also hold our whole school ‘Sport’s Day’.


Finally, as a school that is very aware of the need to promote a healthy lifestyle to all our children, we already work with local providers to provide football, gymnastics and dance after school clubs. We work with members of lunchtime staff to encourage lunchtime games and activities.


Breakdown of Funding 2016-17

PE and Sports Grant Allocation April 2016


PE and Sports Grant Allocation October 2016



Henry Court specialist teacher


Yoga instructor


Tennis coaching


Henry Court


Cost of supply for X5 festivals


Cost of cover for HLTA to drive minibus


Cost of hiring the minibus


Service of PE equipment


Planning days X3 for PE Leader