The government continues to provide additional funding to schools for the academic year 2018 to 2019. Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils.  Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision for PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

The vision for Physical Education (including Physical Activity):

Goodnestone C of E Primary School continues to believe that PE and sports education is essential to the development of the whole child – and is vital in developing and nurturing healthy, lifelong lifestyle habits. We recognise that sport and physical activity promotes character building, co-operation skills and increases confidence and self-esteem.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced physical education curriculum, which is progressive, inclusive, stimulating and challenging for children of all ages and abilities.

Sports funding 2017/18

In 2017/18, our school has received £13,201 PE Premium funding. The school also has some funding which was unallocated in the previous year, therefore the funding available to sport this year totals £19,169.

The school has recently undertaken a full inventory of its PE and sports equipment and identified areas where additional resources were needed, this has been conducted in consultation with our sports provider  – Team theme.  As a result, we highlighted some key areas in which to focus spending.  We believe that we have reached a balance between investment in new equipment, sustaining high quality PE teaching and introducing extra capacity for delivering curriculum based and extracurricular sports activities. The expenditure for 2017/18 was as follows.

  1. We have decided to invest in a range of gymnastic equipment to increase the variety of resources available to pupils. In addition resources for football, rugby, netball, dodgeball, tennis and athletics have been purchased. The total expenditure on the new equipment was £10,000.
  2. We will continue to employ the energy and expertise of our sports partner Team Theme. They continue to provide consistent and talented teaching throughout the classes. This costs our school £5,500 across the financial year.
  3. We have introduced lunchtime sports clubs including a weekly football club this was at no additional cost.
  4. With the shortfall in expenditure the school intends to explore employing an additional coach through the apprenticeship scheme. The intention would be to run additional PE sessions, afterschool clubs and support some SEN children with sensory circuits.

The impact of expenditure on our sports provision 2017/18.

The new equipment has been put to use immediately and has had a great impact across the school, especially with our sports after school clubs which run every Tuesday afternoon.  After school clubs have included children who would benefit from the experience of teamworking and  helping them improve their behaviour and encouraging a healthier lifestyle. We will continue to improve our sports education by using the premium to make sport interesting and educational not only during P.E. lessons but during lunchtimes and playtimes (with the addition of extra outside resources).  The children are encouraged to engage in physical activity by the sport coaches and support staff.  As mentioned earlier, the legacy of the current investment in PE and Sports is a key project at our school as we look to redesign and redevelop PE provision based on the wonderful new resources. 

Swimming at Goodnestone

In 2017-18, the school has again contributed to swimming provision, visiting the pool at Simon Langton Grammar School.  The children are tutored by highly experienced swimming coaches one morning a week for six weeks.

          National curriculum requirements for swimming 


The percentage of the Year 6 cohort who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.


The percentage of the Year 6 cohort who could use a range of strokes effectively. For example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.


The percentage of  the Year 6 cohort who could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Sports funding 2018/19

Our Sports funding allocation for this academic year is £16880, there was some allocation that was unspent last year so the total allocation available for this academic year is £19,169. The school has continued to utilise the new PE equipment.  We continue to work with our partner Team theme to provide high quality PE coaching for the children. In addition, we aim to employ an apprentice PE coach in order to create extra capacity for delivering curriculum based and extracurricular sports activities.

Our key objectives and intended outcomes by July 2019:

  • To continue to provide 2 hours of high quality PE per week (Curriculum time)
  • To provide additional lunchtime activities which encourage sport and activity, thus promoting healthy lifestyle habits for life
  • To continue to source and provide extracurricular school clubs each day of the week to encourage the number of children participating in sport and physical activity.
  • Maintain the services of our current specialist sports provider (Teamtheme) to provide high quality PE education to our children, as well as additional curricular and extra-curricular sports.
  • To utilise expert PE tuition from Teamtheme to pass on best practice to our apprentice PE Coach, class teachers and support staff.
  • To increase number of intra and inter-school sporting competitions, building on the sports taught in curriculum time.

Current anticipated spending



Teamtheme specialist sports coaching


Apprentice PE coach


Replace and enhance curricular and lunchtime sports equipment