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PE and Sports Funding

The Funding

The government is committed to providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years to 2013-20 to improve provision of Physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the department of education, health, and culture media and sport. It is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools; however, schools will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Furze Platt Infant school will receive £8000 plus a premium of £10 per eligible pupil (children aged 5 - 11 years on the January census each year) for each academic year to improve our provision of PE across the whole school. In 2017/18 this is £17,750. As a result of this funding PE is a priority and the school have been proactive in seeking out ways to improve the opportunities for pupils at our school.


As of October 2017 Furze Platt Infant School has planned and assigned the funding for:



Staff Training  (£1,400)

Specialist support from Ascot & Maidenhead School Sport Partnership (SSCO)


A Premium Package of support, providing CPD and entry to local school network activities including

  • High quality training for staff on ‘Real PE’
  • Personalised PE advisory support
  • Release time to attend PLT and CPD meetings
  • Release time assess sports provision and planning
  • Courses e.g. Fundamental Movement Skills Coaching for early Years; Dance workshops, Wake and shake up; Warm up and cool downs
  • Olympic Inspiration Athlete visit
  • Primary Dance Festival for 1 class

KS1 competitions/events

  • Teachers have developed their skills in teaching PE.
  • Pupils are enthusiastic and confident.
  • Improved experiences for the children.
  • Focused skills progression across school, and assessment of children’s progress throughout the school.
  • Children have appreciation of values needed to become an athlete, raised aspirations and positive attitudes to health and well-being
  • Opportunities to participate and showcase performance in a variety of activities

Resources (£500)

  • Ensure quality resources  are available for PE lessons and for indoor and outdoor use
  • Resources purchased to ensure full coverage of the curriculum.  Pupils have access to indoor and outdoor PE and Sports resources.
  • Playtime equipment enhanced so pupils can rehearse new skills

External professionals (£5150)

  • Organising an outside professional/provider to run  sessions e.g. PE/ Games or series of coaching and taster sessions in school in order to offer wider opportunities to pupils and upskill teachers
  • Review, design and enhance our break and lunch time provision and getting our pupils engaged in structured activities with a competition/challenge theme which will include specialist staff and resources.
  • Support in developing a Health wheel assessment of strengths and areas of development
  • Investigate developing a programme of skipping and associated increase in activity and fitness 
  • Teachers and Teaching Assistants will increase  their knowledge and skills
  • Increased opportunities and range of provision for pupils to experience a competitive physical activity/game
  • Improved and creative use of space and range of activities offered.
  • Increased experience for pupils to experience a competitive physical activity
  • Improved behaviour and attendance and reduction of low level disruption
  • Wheel completed and ‘targets’ fed into development plan
  • Skills, challenge and competition developed in a fun way

Play and PE skills opportunities outside the class.  

  • Re surfacing woodland in EYFS to expand opportunities for all weather play  (£4000)
  • Positive Play coach x5 lunchtimes per week activities to support developing PE skills and structured play. (£5700)
  •  Improved outdoor opportunities to increase physical activity
  • Children have opportunities for a longer time over the academic year to access play and develop their physicals skills.
  • More positive pupil interactions and active play.
  • Children engaged in physical activities, taking responsibility for organisation, exploring and enjoying

Rolling programme of Lunchtime Assistant training  (£500)

  • Rolling programme of training on developing skills to support traditional games, and physical and social interaction skills.
  • Lunchtime assistants have an understanding of the importance of the use and development of physical play, spatial awareness, social and communication skills which will impact positively on pupil interactions and play.

Parents (£500)

  • Reference parents to links and activities to support at home and supporting activities outside school
  • Introduce 'real play' resources to support small group play and provide suggestions to encourage family play at home
  • Source, sort and provide information to parents via, provision of information leaflets (reception), PEEK at the week, and email links to websites and local clubs’ activities during half term holidays etc
  • Enhance provision and encourage home learning an through active family play

During the academic year 2017-18 Furze Platt Infant School will be continuing to increase the opportunities for high quality PE in school by:

  1. Quality assurance of after-school clubs to ensure they are  high quality
  2. Encourage links between local sports clubs and sports providers to improve community awareness
  3. Develop PE networks with other schools
  4. Assess all actions against  the school development plan

Theses actions will be monitored closely by the governing body and all staff at school throughout the year. Parents will be notified of any relevant changes.