PE Funding Lifton Community Primary School 2017-18


The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

PE funding at Lifton School will be used to include:

  • employing specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teaching assistants when teaching PE. The school has employed three specialist sports coaches to deliver high quality PE(including swimming) to the children to provide CPD for non-teaching staff. This is also part of our plan for continuous school improvement. The cost of this is approximately £6,640 per academic year.
  • employing two qualified sports coaches to run a variety of KS1 and KS2 sports clubs throughout the year at a cost of £30 per week. In addition to this, Plymouth Argyle will provide taster football sessions with all children throughout the school and by the end of the year all children will have taken part in cricket coaching.
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport. The school will send the PE leader and other staff on relevant courses and the ARENA sports conference as part of our continuous improvement of PE provision at the school
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games. The new specialist sports coach and the senior leadership team are working closely together to plan tournaments and sporting events for Lifton School and other local schools in the Tavistock and Launceston learning communities
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport as necessary. The school will purchase the National Maths of the Day programme at a cost of £495 which links PE to maths using an outdoor learning approach
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs which we aspire to take part in at Lifton school throughout the year £ various
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools. Lifton School has paid £450 into ARENA and the school has paid into the Launceston College Primary festivals and tournaments at a cost of £695. This will provide us with a variety of CPD, coaching and sporting opportunities for the pupils
  • to renew school PE equipment, kit and other essential resources and for travel costs to events £700.The school is planning to purchase a traverse wall for the playground to be utilised in PE lessons and play times (exact costing is unknown at present)


Lifton Primary School Sports Premium Impact Statement 2016-17

Provision Action Required Resourcing Cost Expected Impact Impact
To up skill 1 newly qualified teacher Continued Arena membership

Complete PE audit

Staff member to go on CPD provided by Arena

Arena membership £450 Staff receive professional development and have increased confidence when delivering high quality PE. Through CPD and observations of experienced teachers throughout the school the newly qualified teacher gained confidence to deliver high quality PE.
To develop and maintain high levels of PE teaching across the school PE coordinator to carry out observations with Arena member. Cover for PE coordinator.

Arena add on package.

£250 PE coordinator to become more confident with observing staff, delivering feedback and identifying areas of improvement across the whole school. PE coordinator has identified areas for development in the future.
To maintain good quality PE resources. Replenish stock regularly and order any new equipment. Sports equipment £900 New resources in place. New resources have enabled all children to access all sports.
To provide CPD for non-teaching staff. Hiring qualified sport coaches.

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Identify children who would benefit from the intervention.

Coaches £5500 Non-teaching staff to have an increased awareness of high quality PE. Non-teaching staff have an increased awareness of teaching high quality PE.
To support and engage the least active children. Change for life bag

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£200 Gained confidence and self-esteem with least active pupils. Children were more confident in lessons and increased self-esteem.
To offer children a wider choice of after-school clubs. Hiring qualified sport coaches.

To offer clubs linked with the competition programme at Launceston College.

Coaches £30 a week Higher percentage of children attending a club.

Success in inter-school competitions.

In the Summer Term 80% of children attended an after-school club. Lifton performed well in all competitions out of school.
To offer children to engage in a variety of multi-sports events and competitive festivals in the local community. Launceston College schools partnership.


Launceston College schools partnership.


£650 All children engage in at least two multi skills events and competitions Children engage with the activities very well and have been proud to take part and represent their school. Achievements celebrated in weekly achievement assemblies and in the news letters.


Lifton School will continue to seek sustainable ways to use the PE funding as long as it is available.


From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

Melanie Cripps

September 2017