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St. John's (2015-16)

Headlines of Impact :

  • Achieved Silver Active mark showing a commitment to school sport, including leadership opportunities.
  • 22 extra-curricular clubs run by staff across the school year to promote Healthy living. Clubs last academic year have included: running, dodgeball, football, tennis, dance and netball with many others offered too.
  • Increase in pupil voice and leadership opportunities through work of SSOC.
  • Inspiring children through visits to Leeds Rhino Rugby Club and developing links with Leeds Force basket team
  • Selected pupils attended the area Gifted and Talented workshops.
  • New school-club links made between external coaches and St. John’s for future collaborative work in cricket, golf, street dance, karate and football.
  • Increase in staff confidence in delivering PE lessons through CPD opportunities.
  • Increase profile of OAA in curriculum.
  • Regular monitoring of PP children at extra curricular clubs has raised participation levels.
  • Increased Level 1 competitions in school. (Every half term)




PE & Sport Provision

Our 2016-17 PE/Sports Premium


“Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.”

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


Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to 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.

From 1 September 2013, inspectors will assess and report on how effectively this new funding is being used to improve PE and Sport provision when making the judgement on the quality of the school’s leadership and management.

Inspectors will use evidence gained from meetings with school leaders, including governors to assess the impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Inspectors may also use evidence from observations of lessons and/or extra-curricular sports clubs, and discussions with pupils. Inspectors may also review the details of a school’s PE and sport provision on their school website prior to an inspection. 

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

 Refer to: Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding document

Our 2016-17 PE/Sports Funding Breakdown:

How we plan to spend our PE Premium this year…

School Sports Partnership

Inclusion in the School Sports Partnership.                         

  • A PE and school Sport Specialist employed through the Partnership to positively impact on PE and School Sport at St. John’s e.g. supporting Gifted and Talented pathways, development of Active mark, provide support for PE subject leader role, workforce development, work on leadership opportunities, membership of the Youth Sport Trust, development of a ‘Change4life’ project, as well as developing the new PE curriculum and assessment systems.
  • Employ a full time PDM (Partnership Development Manager) and Competitions Organiser to maintain and implement a year-round competition calendar throughout Harrogate and District.
  • Running sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in Level 2 School Games.


Staff Investment

  • Fund professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and School Sport.
  • Fund professional development opportunities for using ICT in the PE curriculum.
  • Funding a new assessment framework for PE in the new National Curriculum.
  • Increase leadership capacity of subject leader and SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) at St. John’s to share and develop the latest, innovative practice in PE and School Sport.
  • Hire specialist coaches to work with staff when teaching PE, as well as leading after school clubs.
  • Hire specialist coaches for KS1 with a focus on the fundamentals of movement.


Inspire Children 

  • Supporting and engaging 100% of Pupil Premium children in extra-curricular clubs.
  • Increase the number of extra-curricular clubs with a focus on healthy living. 
  • Supporting Pupil voice through the SSOC
  • Support the Young Leader programme to increase activities available at lunchtimes.
  • Develop opportunities for children to be inspired in the PE curriculum.(New resources/ Visitors to school for workshops/ PE-themed school trips)


Totals   £  9,381