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Fairfield Road PE and School Sport Premium



In March 2013, the Government announced a new package of funding for P.E. and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’, they are providing £150 million in each of the next two years to support the delivery of sport and P.E. in primary schools. The allocation for our school this academic year is £19,570.


The money will be spent in such a way as to encourage children who are reluctant when it comes to PE as well as enriching the learning opportunities and developing the skills of those children who enjoy and excel in P.E.


We will use the money to top up resources in school to enable teachers to provide an outstanding skills based approach to P.E. teaching.


We have used part of the money to go into partnership with the Tameside School Sports Partnership. This will provide us with specific teacher training across all areas of P.E., membership to the Youth Sports Trust, Leadership training for pupils, Change4Life Health initiatives; delivery of inter school competitions and a range of other services.


Equipment and training has also been provided for Playground leaders who have been running activities during lunchtime.


Health Initiatives

We have also invested time and money into looking at initiatives which can have a wider implication to the health and well-being of our children in a variety of ways:

- A member of staff has been able to attend Yoga in schools and Mindfulness training which has resulted in extra-curricular clubs.

-Our year 5 and Year 6 children have attended a Healthy Living Initiative at Lancashire County Cricket Club and Year 3 worked with Sale Sharks Rugby Football Union Club on a healthy eating project. Year 6 worked with Sale Sharks Rugby Football Union Club on tag rugby and journalism. Year 2 have also worked with them on  wheelchair activities and scrummers which is numeracy based sessions.

-We have appointed two Health Ambassadors who work alongside the Sports Ambassadors to look at how we can further develop health initiatives in school on an on-going basis.

-We will incorporate health focused sessions into our National School Sports Week. There is now a well established Change4Life club.

- Many classes have incorporated the Daily Mile into their timetable.



Sports and Health Ambassadors

Sports Ambassadors: Charlotte Mags and Michael Dawson

Health Ambassadors: Amelia Harwood and Dillon Craig

They have planned lots of exciting things for this year and we have written an action plan.


Sports and Health Week.

On the week beginning the 25th June we will be celebrating National School Sports Week. The children will have some fantastic opportunities to take part in lots of new and exciting activities. During the week, the children will take part in Sports Day, taster sessions as well as work with health professionals. 


PE Premium Spend

During the course of the 2017/18 academic year, the PE premium has been spent in the following areas:

  • PE Equipment (Games & Gymnastics)
  • School Sports Partnership membership which has included Teacher CPD and Young Ambassador training
  • Lancashire County Cricket Club Healthy Hearts Workshops
  • Sale Sharks Coaches in school
  • Sale Sharks match day attendance
  • Entry fees into cross country competitions and the Greater Manchester Snow Games
  • Transport to competitions and events
  • National School Sports Week
  • PE lead release time
  • Teacher release time for CPD
  • Developing the playground


Impact of PE Premium Spending

  • We have increased the number of football competitions (boys and girls) we attend and this has also included KS1 for the first time ever
  • We have taken part in local football competitions as well as taken part in competitions organised by Manchester United and Manchester City as well as the local schools football association and local school sports partnership. Our girls team finished runners in the level 2 school games Futsal competition as well as runners up at the Manchester City Premier League Primary Stars tournament
  • Through our link with the Tameside Sports Partnership, we have increased our participation in School Games competitions from 0 in 2015/16 to 11 in 2016/17 to 19 during 2017/18, providing lots of our children with opportunities to take part in competitive sport (Over 90% of children in Year 6 have represented the school at least once)
  • The number of finals the school has attended has also increased from 2 last year to 4 already (potentially lots more finals in the summer term)
  • We have also attended the Greater Manchester Snow Games at The Chill Factore (Finishing 3rd)
  • This has included a need to pay for transport to over 90% of events such as the ‘Sportshall Athletics’ event and has included transport all across the North West of England
  • We were crowned Year 3 Boys Road to Old Trafford champions and will now represent Tameside in the County competition at Carrington. Year 3 boys also won a competition organised by Everton Football Club. We were also crowned Tameside Year 3/4 Cool Kurling champions
  • Every child in KS1 & KS2 has taken part in an intra school sporting competition
  • Through our link with Tameside School Sports Partnership, we have provided training for a member of staff in Dance. This has enabled her to deliver this to her class and further develop the range of opportunities on offer in PE. This link has also enabled us to arrange special visitors into school (E.g. Olympic bronze medallist Kelly Massey) as well as opportunities for sporting engagement (Bounce Back Gymnastics worked with our year 5 classes)
  • We have further developed our Health and Sports Ambassadors. They accessed further training through Tameside SSP. They have been responsible for running lunchtime clubs as well as taken part in the organising of National School Sports Week
  • Training and resources were provided for Playground Leaders who have been working across KS1 and KS2 during lunch. This has helped to engage children who at lunchtime would not normally take part as well as had a positive impact on behaviour
  • National School Sports Week will become more celebrated in school. Funding will be used to provide the children with opportunities to take part in activities during the week in addition to opportunities already in place
  • Children in Year 5 and 6 took part in a healthy living initiative run by Lancashire Cricket Club across a full day at The Emirates Old Trafford with many of the children visiting a sports stadium for the first time.
  • Sale Sharks worked with both Year 3 classes delivering a Tag Rugby session as well as healthy living initiative. Off the back of this we took the children to watch a Sale Sharks game which included many children attending a sporting fixture for the very first time
  • We have also set up a Change4Life after school club. This club has been successful in engaging children who would not normally attend after school clubs. The children get to take part in a range of activities as well as being able to take part in healthy eating sessions.
  • Release time for the PE Coordinator has allowed time to work with other staff and to team plan work with the Sports Council and improve the quality and quantity of after school clubs.
  • Being able to take on a Sports Council has enabled the school to increase the presence of sport across the school. This has included having a designated sports notice board, hosting of sports themed events, being able to promote sporting clubs in and out of school  as well as making applications for sports kits and signed sporting goods (we received a signed ball from Manchester United, Signed match day program from Manchester City and tickets to watch Manchester Giants)
  • The number of before, during or after school clubs has increased significantly as well as the range (Change4Life, Gymnastics & Yoga to name a few). Children from reception up to year 6 have been able to access these clubs.
  • We have further developed the school playground with children now having opportunities to complete a fitness trail or agility course. There is now basketball hoops on the playground and a clear defined area for football to take place during break times.