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2015-2016 PE/Sports Premium

Breakdown of our 2015-16 Funding and Impact 



School Sports Partnership 

Maintain participation 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. support Gifted and Talented pathways, support and development of Gold Active mark, provide support for PE subject leader role, work on leadership opportunities, development of a ‘Change4life’ project and 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.
  • Silver Kitemark achieved for the third year running – highlighting St. John’s commitment to PE and School Sport, including leadership opportunities.  Analysis with School Sports Partnership manager on KSJ data, identifying next steps for the Gold Kite mark in 2016-17.
  • As part of the School Sports Partnership, 44% of KS2 pupils (186 pupils) attended a Level 2 competition during 2015-2016.
  • Archery, Sportshall Athletics Yr 3/4, Sportshall Athletics Yr 5/6, Summer Athletics Yr 3/4/5/6, Cross Country, Cycling Yr 5/6, Football Mixed Yr 1/2, Tri - Golf Yr 3/4, Infant Agility KS1 Festival, Netball High 5, Orienteering Yr 5, Tennis Yr 3/4, Swimming Year 4/5, Handball Year 3/4 and Cricket Year 5/6.                                                                             
  • St. John’s were awarded 12 of the new ‘Sports Values’ wristbands through the competition calendar, with 3 for ‘honesty.’
  • New school-club links made between external coaches and St. John’s for future collaborative work in cricket, golf, street dance, karate and football.
  • Raised profile of Intra house Level 1 competitions within school – in line with the new focus on competition with the new PE curriculum. Every phase took part in 1 Level 1 competition per half term.
  • Attendance at all Gifted and Talented workshops this academic year enabling further opportunities for pupils to be supported and challenged as athletes.
  • Opportunities to attend cluster PE co-ordinator meetings to share best practice/developing the new PE curriculum/network with other schools.

Invest in the Staff 

  • Fund Professional Development opportunities for teachers in PE and School Sport.
  • Hire qualified sports coaches to work with St. John’s staff when teaching PE, as well as leading after school clubs.


  • Specialist coaches supported PE lessons in selected classes (based on staff confidence levels) enabling staff to use ideas/skills from the CPD team teaching sessions in the Autumn and Spring Term, resulting in leading PE lessons independently in the Summer Term, with increased confidence and knowledge.
  • 22 extra-curricular clubs run by staff across the school year to promote Healthy living (Increase of 3 clubs from previous academic year). New clubs included: running club, curling club, Y3/4 rounders club, Y3/4 dance club and cheerleading club.

Inspire Children 

  • Supporting and engaging Pupil Premium children in extra-curricular clubs.
  • Creating lasting links with Leeds Rhinos Rugby Club and Leeds Force Basketball Team
  • Supporting Pupil voice through the development of the SSOC
  • Develop opportunities for children to be inspired in the PE curriculum
  • New resources/ Visitors to school for workshops/ Trips
  • Develop OAA (Outdoor and Adventure activities)


  • PP children monitored and tracked at clubs and interests supported in and outside of school for healthy living. As a result, PP attendance at clubs increased with 100% of KS1 pupils and 80% of KS2 pupils took part in an extra-curricular club during the school 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Increase in pupil voice and leadership opportunities through work of SSOC. SSOC developed through regular meetings with SLT – attendance at competitions e.g. netball/sportshall athletics. Dedicated SSOC area on the school website and in the main school hall.                                                                              
  • OAA developed through a member of staff attending a course, Year 5/6 dedicating PE lessons to orienteering and KSJ entering a team in the local orienteering competition for the first time.