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PE and Sport Funding

“The physical education and sports funding for primary schools is spent judiciously to increase the number of pupils participating in sporting activities on a regular basis and to improve the expertise of both staff and pupils.”  Ofsted 2016


Since the London Olympics in 2012, the Government has provided primary and secondary schools with additional PE funding to encourage greater uptake of sport among young people and potentially help develop the Olympians of the future.

Schools can choose how to spend the funding.

How is the funding used at Andrews’ Endowed?  To make the most of this opportunity we formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group we use part of the money to employ a PE teacher, Mr Leo Maliphant, who works across all the schools.  Mr Maliphant provides our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to further support them in the delivery of high quality PE and games lessons.  Coming from a secondary PE background he is able to use his experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context.

In addition, Mr Maliphant works with the PE Leaders at both Amery Hill and Eggar’s together with staff at Alton College and Alton Sports Centre to draw up a timetable of competitive opportunities for the children in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 over the course of the year.  Activities on offer have included Trampolining, Cross country, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Orienteering and an annual Swimming Gala. We audit the number of children in the school who are involved in these events each year, and look to increase participation year on year.

How is the rest of the money being used? At Andrews’ Endowed, as well as having Mr Maliphant on our team, we are using the PE Premium in the following ways:

To provide regular opportunities for our pupils to participate in competitive tournaments alongside other schools in the cluster: Together with one of our after school sports club providers, CM Sports, we have set up a sustainable programme of 5 weeks of coaching after school in specific sports (currently Hockey, Basketball, Football, Multisports and Athletics).  The sessions are offered to 10 pupils at a time, and we keep a record of those children who have had access to the scheme, to try to ensure as many participants as possible.  After the 5 week coaching programme, the final session consists of a Tournament, at the end of which cups and medals are awarded in front of parents and staff from each school.

To provide additional coaching expertise at lunch time:  to encourage children to participate in physical activity, particularly aimed at those children who are less engaged in sport, but open to all.  Currently, we employ a sports coach for five lunch times a week in this role.

To provide a wider range of equipment for use during PE lessons:  we have invested in additional apparatus to supplement our existing stock.  We have also undertaken training for staff, to ensure that this equipment is used safely and well.

To improve the swimming curriculum for our Y4 pupils:  At Andrews’ Endowed, we fulfil the requirements of the PE National Curriculum through a block of lessons for our pupils in Y4.  Since the introduction of the PE Premium we have employed an additional coach to enable the children to be taught in two ability groups simultaneously.  This means they have longer lessons which are better matched to their individual needs.

To provide occasional release time for our PE Leader, to enable staff members to lead and manage PE provision in the school:  This includes liaison between Mr Maliphant and the class teachers; co-ordinating the CPD Training for the staff; co-ordinating access to extra curricular and competitive sport of all the children in the school; and monitoring the impact of the PE Premium Spending alongside the Head Teacher.

To provide sports based enrichment activities for all the children, aimed at encouraging increased fitness and developing heart health:  This year we held a Skipping Day, with all classes participating in workshops and a performance at the end of the day.  There has been a long-term positive impact at playtimes with an increased number of children choosing to skip either individually or as part of a group.

 Breakdown of School PE Premium Spending for 2017/18
Andrews’ Endowed CE Primary PE Premium Allocation 17,650
PE Specialist 4,200
Lunchtime Sports Coaching 3,800
Play Assistants 5,300
Additional Swimming Coach Provision 350
Sports Tournaments 1,000
Skipping Workshop 600
Supply Cover for Training and Development 850
Outdoor Wellbeing Event 320
Equipment 1330



Swimming is part of the National Curriculum for PE for Primary School children in England. The DfE expectation is as follows:

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Primary schools are expected to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum expectations.

At Andrews’ Endowed, all children receive swimming instruction when they are in Y4. Lessons take place at Alton Sports Centre.

In Y6, our children visit Calshot Outdoor Centre in Southampton for a week long residential. Some of the activities are water based, and provide the children with a chance to learn more about water safety.

  Percentage of Y6 Pupils at Andrews’ Endowed CE Primary School who
Are competent swimmers over a distance of at least 25 metres Can use a range of strokes effectively Can perform safe self-rescue in different situations




97% All children have had some experience of safe self-rescue