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Sport Funding


In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for PE and sport.  This funding is allocated to all maintained and state-funded primary schools.  Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding which should improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.  Each school will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.  Therefore, for 2016-17 Blakedown CE Primary will receive £8690.

Aims of the use of P.E. Funding 2016-17.

At Blakedown CE Primary School we have decided to continue to use some of the Sport Fund to keep the 'Hagley Pyramid Sports Parentship' running with our other pyramid primary schools at Clent, Belbroughton, Romsley St Kenelm's and Hagley. 

The aims of this partnership are:

  • Every child in Key Stage 1 & 2 will have the opportunity to compete with children from another school;
  • Every opportunity will be made for staff CPD alongside coaches employed or specialist teachers used;
  • Teams will be entered into Tag Rugby, Cricket, Cross-Country, Netball, Football, Bell-Boating, Regatta & Rounders;
  • The opportunity will be given for a proportion of children to experience a sport that they would not normally participate in.

Other aims:

  • Due to changes in personnel across the schools, the partnership will employ a specialist P.E. teacher to work with all the P.E. leaders from each of the schools to devise a yearly programme of events; source venues and organise the upcoming events.  The funding covers the cost of this teacher; the cover for time for the P.E. leaders to meet; cost of venues and coaches to each of the events.  In 2016-17, this teacher will be Miss Yenson, who has worked as a specialist with Blakedown for several years now.
  • To continue to enhance the skills of the teachers in teaching P.E. by re-employing a specialist P.E. teacher - Miss Cat Yenson, for one day a week for the year through a local sports company - A Sporting Chance.  The school's P.E. leader has devised a programme to support staff professional development using the skills of our specialist.  Miss Yenson also provides an after school club, which changes each half term.  
  • To support costs towards the transporting to and from sporting events.
  • To buy into a sports package to enable pupils to play a range of competitive games from a greater variety of schools.
  • To give pupils opportunities to take part in healthy activities during the school day e.g. Marathon Kids, The Daily Mile.


Focus of P.E. Grant Spending 2016-17


  • To continue the enhancement of the quality of P.E. through on-going CPD opportunities provided for staff through the purchase of the P.E. specialist employed via A Sporting Chance.
  • To continue to support the costs of a specialist P.E. teacher across the pyramid who will co-ordinate the yearly programme of events across the pyramid.
  • Continue to provide pupils with a range of after-school sporting opportunities.
  • To support charges to enable pupils to compete at other venues.
  • To purchase resources to enhance further sporting activities during the school day e.g. Marathon Kids and develop an interest in exercise as part of a healthy life.
  • To buy into the Stourport Sport Partnership to enable our pupils to play competitive sport with a greater range of schools.
  • Continue to update and replace P.E. equipment when needed.


Summary and Impact of PE Fund Spending - 2015-16

  • After school sports clubs run at full capacity each half term and have given different year groups opportunities to revisit sports such as:  netball, athletics, gymnastics & dance, cricket & rounders.
  • The Pyramid Active Schools activities added to the experiences that children have additional to weekly PE sessions, with children being involved in tag rugby tournaments, multi-skills event, cross country tournament, orienteering, bush craft, shelter building, archery and skiing.
  • There has been an increased opportunity for the children to experience competitive sport through the inter-school sports events, although a change in organisational personnel has made this more difficult towards the end of the year.
  • Staff feedback regarding the on-going P.E. CPD as they work alongside our sports specialist has been positive and pupils now receive two high quality P.E. sessions a week.
  • P.E. equipment has been added to this year ensuring all pupils have access to relevant equipment.