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PE and Sport Premium


The dedicated 'Primary PE and Sport Premium', which was announced in the Spring of 2013 and began the following September, goes directly to primary school Headteachers so that they can decide how best to use it to improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. The PE and Sport Premium is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport


In 2019-20, schools received a £16,000 lump sum, plus £10 per pupil on roll in Year 1 to 6.  In 2019-20, Watchfield received a total of £18,800.


A summary of the ways in which the PE and Sport Premium is spent at Watchfield is detailed below: 


  • Providing regular CPD for teachers to improve the quality of sport lessons, though continuing to employ a specialist PE teacher to work alongside our own teachers during PE lessons.
  • Purchasing quality-assured professional development materials for PE/Sport and provided regular training sessions linked to these for teachers.
  • Contribution to the School's own PE and sports partnership activities as part of the 'Faringdon Learning Trust'.
  • Bought into ‘The Vale PE and School Sport Partnership’ to help introduce new and unusual sports to encourage more children to enjoy physical activity.
  • Funding of staff-led after school sports clubs.


Further, more detailed information about the impact this funding has on pupils' PE and sport participation and their subsequent attainment, is kept and reviewed by the PE Subject Leader.  A summary of the impact of PE and Sport Premium spending in 2019-20 and 2018-19 can be read in the documents below.

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