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School Sports Funding 2014/2015


  • We ensure that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all of the pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.
  • We ensure plans are directed to increase uptake of PE activities for improved health and fitness, for leisure and for social interaction.
  • We direct plans for increased access for all pupils.
  • We utilise additional funding to maximise sustainability. 

Nature of support  2014/15

£9,064 was directly allocated through the local authority designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. 

Our plans for 2014/15 included improving and extending the use of sports coaches for curriculum PE (£4,000).  Additionally, we invested in the Real PE programme led by LiveWire in the local authority.  This included coaching and mentoring for the PE lead in school and for training for each member of the teaching staff (£2,280). 

Remaining funds (£2,784) and the 2015-16 allocation (£9,064) are being used to develop:

  • extracurricular activities, such as, La Crosse, Cheerleading and the development of play leaders amongst the children
  • play leaders for Netball
  • swimming training for staff
  • Real PE training for individual staff (both training and supply)

In addition to utilising funds, we are linking more closely with local schools for inter-school competitions, i.e. Y5/6 football tournaments, and with the local Catholic High School to develop sports leaders and take advantage of specialised teaching. 


Measuring the impact of spending

A variety of measures are used to assess the impact of spending, including increased involvement and motivation.    The PE lead reports back to the SLT and the Governors to this effect. 

Additionally, the school is beginning to use the Create Development Wheel to measure the effectiveness of actions in PE. 

Most significantly, the impact of PE and Sports Funding has had a positive effect on both sustainable training for staff and on pupil involvement. 

All teachers have been trained to use the REAL PE scheme of work with three members of staff observing practice in other schools.  Very good lesson observations were observed in two classes. 


Change for life club offered for Year 3/4 children- 20 children attended (plans for another club next year).


Unusual sports - 100% of KS2 children have taken part in Lacrosse lessons (specialist coaches).  20 year 3/4 children took part in a cheerleading after school club.


100% of children will have taken part in a free tennis taster day (May 22nd/23rd).

All year 3 and year 4 children took part in tag rugby lessons during Autumn term for 6 weeks (Warrington Wolves).


Intra competitions

Year 5/6 netball lunchtime competition - 55 children took part

Lacrosse lunchtime competition Y5/6 - 40 children took part         


Inter competitions

rugby Y3/4 - 20 children took part

football Y5/6 - 20 children took part


General afterschool clubs information


KS2 football - 21 children

KS2 Handball - 29 children

KS1 mini basketball - 28 children


Spring + Summer

KS2 netball - 16 children

Ks2 lacrosse - 9 children

KS1 multisports - 27 children

Year 3/4 cheerleading - 20 children

100% took part in a free tennis session

tennis tournament from y3/4 – 4 children



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