The Government have recently announced that from September 2013 schools will receive an additional £8,000 (plus £5 per pupil between the ages of 5-11 years old) to improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This continues until the end of the 2015-16 academic year.

Schools are able to determine how this money is spent and are accountable for the impact of the expenditure. Having researched how best to spend this money to ensure it has a long-lasting impact, we have decided to invest in the professional development of teachers at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come through the use of Pacesetters.

For more information, our aims for the Sports Premium and a breakdown of exactly how the Sports Premium will be spent at Little Harrowden Community Primary School please see below.

Spending the Pupil Premium Grant

At Little Harrowden Primary School allocation of the Sports Premium is carried out through a wide range of initiatives, projects and strategies. Provision is typically made through:

  • All teachers and support staff having access to high quality CPD for increased skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in games, gymnastics, dance and athletics.
  • Investment in providing an engaging and exciting curriculum.
  • An extended curriculum of extra-curricular activities to develop pupil engagement, knowledge and understanding of sport whilst increasing competitive sport within the school
  • Providing all children with access to fresh fruit in KS2.

Monitoring the impact of the Sports Premium

Little Harrowden Community Primary School uses a range of methods to monitor the impact of the sports premium on PE, physical activity and school sport.

  • Staff reviews
  • Pupil surveys
  • Observations
  • Learning walks
  • Case studies

Governor Monitoring

Governors monitor the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant expenditure through the following ways:

  • Working alongside the senior leadership of the school during some of the monitoring processes.
  • All Governors through committee work and visits to school contribute to the evaluation of specific initiatives, projects and strategies.
  • Healthy schools and Sport governor feed back to the rest of the governing body through the pupil support sub-committee.



procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE , sport and physical activity through the use of external companies

supporting external sports coaches to run competitions, and to increase pupils’ participation in school games competitions

using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages

providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs

(All the above done in collaboration with Pacesetters)


Providing fresh fruit to all children in the school




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