Sports Premium

The Government has continued to provide additional funding for the academic year 17/18 to primary schools for sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive the funding.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Framfield C E School.

How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.

Mrs Kent has undertaken a PE and School Sport audit and have spoken to all of the children in order to develop our Sports Premium plan so that we can raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. From completing this audit our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is the following:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
  • that all children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
  • some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints eg swimming
  • we make use of collaborative and partnership working

With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, our plans for the use of the Sports Premium funding include:

  • Investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport
  • continued membership of the Uckfield Primary Link School Sport, working with UCTC staff
  • Continue running a before school club (being run by independent Outstanding Coach)
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new and additional sports at playtime through our playground challenge and our gym equipment (through successful use of Mrs Neal as playleader and year 6 children as playleaders each playtime)
  • increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate – running sport competitions, and increasing pupil’ participation in inter school competitions with the other local schools for example hockey tournament, football matches, swimming galas and table tennis.
  • Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by Uckfield during the year 2017/2018 e.g hockey, tag rugby, rounders, table tennis and athletics.
  • subsidising offsite swimming in order to ensure all lower key stage 2 children receive swimming instruction which will stretch and challenge their swimming ability (regardless of their financial situation).
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules eg multi skills, football and cricket.
  • making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs, e.g tennis (Maresfield club), Cricket (chance to shine) and Football (Outstanding coaching).
  • Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through sport developing intra-school competitions eg. organisation of Sport Relief games afternoon, children in Need challenges and playground games for the younger children.
  • inviting athletes, dancers and gymnasts into the school to inspire our children and visiting performances in dance
  • Developing the outdoor and adventurous activities element of the PE curriculum, utilising the school’s own grounds and facilities (including bi annual visit to Bowles outdoor education centre for children in upper key stage 2). Daily use of our new and exciting gym equipment.
  • Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant.


We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding each year as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Summary of impact of Sport Premium in 2017/2018

There has been a positive attitude from many children in active participation in both before and after school clubs – Stoolball was very popular and will run again next year. There have been opportunities for children to join these clubs without financial constraints.

There has been a noticeable increase in participation in after school sports clubs, especially in KS1 – now with the KS1 football club paid for using Health grant money.

There is now a wider range of competitive sporting events throughout the year with Framfield taking part in nearly all of the sporting events held by UCTC.

PE and Sport Grant 2017-2018

Item Amount Rationale Outcomes
Swimming instruction for all pupils from Yr 3-4 £495.83 Personal safety, swimming is high quality all round cardio activity, pleasure and well-being – swimming is sociable, enjoyable and can be enjoyed at all ages. The cost and accessibility to the pool and instruction is prohibitive to some students. All Yr 3-4 pupils gained access to swimming instruction with the provision of 3 specialist coaches.
Continued sport alliance with UCTC £354.17 To ensure competitive sport plays an important role in our pupils’ everyday school life enriching the student experience and improving the school ethos. Ensuring that there is a well-structured and supported competitive sports programme that provides opportunities for all students to participate in. Framfield have taken part in many inter school sports competitions. On average there is a competitive tournament most week. There is a high number of pupil involvement and the children really enjoy this.
To provide CPD for staff to improve the quality of Teaching and Learning in PE, athletics and multiskills. Provision of extension and opportunities by quality assured coach to add and compliment the extra-curricular provision. (the use of outstanding coaching) £7,250 The areas identified as requiring improvement, relate to teachers’ limited subject knowledge and use of assessment which led to superficial planning and insufficient challenge, particularly for the more able pupils.  High quality lessons will foster motivation and engagement. It is the foundation for developing healthy lifestyles. Additional coaching delivered by a professional specialist to compliment curriculum provision. This also provided extended club links to ensure pupils can continue to participate in areas of interest and expertise. Advice and resources made available to individuals and the whole school through teachers working alongside and observing coach.
Repair of trim trail £970.00 To ensure that the resources are safe for all children to use. For the children to have opportunity to develop gross motor skills while playing outside.


KS2 P.E plans £197.50 To keep up to date with new lesson plans. Update plans available to staff leading a P.E lesson.
Total Spent: £9,267.50

Framfield PE Action Plan September 2018-2019

Target Action Timescale Lead Staff Progress Reports and Success Criteria
Swimming instruction, pool hire and coaching for all pupils from Yr3-4. Book Freedom Leisure Swimming Pool. Sept 2018 – December 2018 Class teacher, NK or Head . Feedback from teaching staff at the pool each week.
To support regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions. Sign up to the Uckfield & Ringmer Alliance September 2018 HOS/PE Leaders Outcomes of events
Measure pupil involvement
Allocation of Sports Premium Funding Pupil voice with all children Sept 2018 -June 2019 Class teachers during house assembly time Feedback from staff, pupils and parents
To improve staff competence and confidence when teaching the PE curriculum CPD alongside coach Sept 2018 -2019 Class teachers Staff skills audit Dec 2018
Staff skills audit July 2019
To use quality assured professional coaching support within curriculum time and during after school club External sports coaches to run clubs and model PE Sept 2018-June 2019 HOS/PE leaders Feedback from staff, pupils and parents
To provide opportunities for children to develop leadership skills in KS2 Identify Yr 5 pupils in Term 5 for weekly training and lunchtime activities PE subject leader and class teacher Feedback from staff, pupils and parents. Lunchtime staff feedback.

Children have participated in the following sports activities:

  • Sports Events 2017-18 (from Uckfield)
  • FAB( Framfield and Blackboys team) football competition at UCTC – Yr 5/6
  • Football tournament at Holy Cross School – Yr 5/6
  • Cross country event at Rocks Park and 5 chid successfully in the Wealden area finals at Beacon
  • Indoor athletics at UCTC – Yr 5/6
  • Multi Skills festival at UCTC – KS1
  • Tag rugby coaching and festival – Yr 3/4/5/6
  • Tennis Festival at Maresfield – Yr 3/4
  • Playground Leader Training – Y5 x 2 children
  • Hockey coaching and festival – Y5/6
  • Rounders tournament, UCTC – Yr 5/6
  • Top Play festival, UCTC – Yr 1/2
  • Uckfield Swimming Gala – KS2
  • Sports Afternoon – Whole School
  • Sports Relief Event – Whole School
  • Table tennis workshop – Yr6
  • Successful table tennis club continued.
  • Year 5 represented school in Sussex table tennis finals getting through to last 16.
  • Free sessions in cricket run by chance to shine for Yr 3/4 children.