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PE and School Sports

Our sporting vision at Highfield Community Primary is to promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We aim to deliver a physical education package that encourages growth, resilience, determination, equality and exposure to a experiences and opportunities that only sporting participation can bring. Through our thriving partnership with the SSP, our children are not just enjoying the sports they are immersed in, they are excelling within them. We see this as a crucial element to developing the emotional well-being of the pupils in our school.



We have again used our funding to promote sport and enhance sporting provision for the children at HIghfield Community Primary by continuing to invest in the ‘Premium’ level SLA (Service Level Agreement) from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). We have signed up for the 'Core', 'Premium' and 'Health & Wellbeing' SLAs. The services we receive directly from the SSP as part of these SLAs are outlined below.



Highfield Community Primary receive:

· Access to the SSP competition calendar

· Flagship Events (Dance, Athletics etc)

· Basic CPD package

· Primary PE & School Sport Conference

· 1 x FREE coaching block

· Approx. 20% discount on additional coaching blocks



Highfield Community Primary receive:

· Access to ‘Enhanced’ competitions

· Enhanced CPD packages

· Additional FREE coaching block

· Approx. 30% discount on additional coaching blocks

· Corporate discounts (clothing, medals, equipment etc.)

· Affiliation fees paid – Youth Sport Trust, National Trust

· PE & School Sport Consultancy – Review and Action Plan

· Access to Blazing The Trail (cross-curricular programme)

· Access to the Innovation Awards

· End of Year School Engagement Report

· Access to Gifted & Talented (Showing Potential) programme

· Full Cluster Programme, including:

o   School Games Mark Action Plan

o   1 x Intra-School Competition Support within your school=

o   Inter-School Competition at Thorp Academy (9 events in total)

o   Cluster Meetings – 1 per term

o   Leadership & Volunteering Training at Thorp Academy (for a minimum of 10 pupils)

o   1 x Day of specific subject support from the Thorp Academy PE Department within your school



Highfield Community Primary receive:

· Access to the Gateshead Schools Health & Wellbeing Award Framework (inc. Whole School Review Tool)

· Dedicated staff support (2 x ½ days - completion of Whole School Review & School Action Plan)

· Access to a minimum of 2 Centrally co-ordinated health & Wellbeing opportunities

· 2 x delegate places at the annual Schools Health & Wellbeing Conference

· Access to termly Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator support forums

· Access to 1 ‘in-school’ intervention/activity linked to identified areas of priority

· Annual subscription to the Schools Health & Wellbeing website and a wide range of online resources

· Regular updates and examples of good practice

· Discounted access to APPROVED external Health & Wellbeing providers

· Signposting to wider Health & Wellbeing services (e.g. sexual health, substance misuse, emotional health & wellbeing)


4. Newcastle Foundation - Parnership Package

What is Premier League Primary Stars?

The programme provides free, curriculum-linked Key Stage 1 and 2 classroom resources for School Sport and PE. New PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) resources will use an array of sport examples to promote equality and diversity, encourage life skills such as teamwork and resilience and deliver key messaging such as anti-bullying. This will be available alongside a programme of activities, events and teacher support delivered by the Premier League and Newcastle United Foundation

What is the Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding?


The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their children. From the academic years 2013/2014 to 2016/2017, the government provided funding of £150 million per annum. In 2017/2018, this premium was doubled for schools to further develop PE and sport.

In 2019/2020 schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive 1000 pound per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.  Here at Highfield, that meant 16,990£ for the academic year 2019/2020.


Purpose of the Funding 


The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools will be expected to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education, physical activity and sport that they offer.

The Department of Education recommends that schools use the funding to;

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


How will we Spend our Allocation at Highfield?


PE and Sport is important and valued at Highfield Primary School and this funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progressions. It is of the upmost importance to us that all children benefit from this sports funding, regardless of sporting ability.

As we have developed our action plan for 2019/2020, we have referred to advice provided by the government highlighting how schools can use the Sports Premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


For more detailed information about this year's action plan, please use the link below.

Sports premium impact statement 2020/21

PE Impact Information 2018/19

PE impact information 2019/20