Physical Education and Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

The money is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated to primary school head teachers. It can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Gatehouse ACE Academy has received £12,750

What is the purpose of the grant?

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might be:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers of qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional clubs.
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE an sport.
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
  • Running sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in school games.
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Our vision

At Gatehouse ACE Academy we aim to provide high quality physical education for all children, delivered by confident members of staff who are committed to engaging pupils and developing their skills. Furthermore, we want to provide all children with the opportunity to engage in competitive sporting activities, by entering a wide range of inter-school competitions. By delivering these opportunities for all our pupils we aim to have a positive impact on their physical literacy, all round health and confidence.

How have we planned to spend it?

  • Opportunities for staff to attend CPD courses.
  • Contribute towards the salary of Sports Coaches, ensuring high quality PE sessions for pupils, CPD for staff and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Working alongside other schools within the DLP, encouraging sportsmanship, competition and teamwork.
  • Offering Gifted and Talented sessions to pupils.
  • Provide all children with the opportunity and equipment to engage in physical activity at lunch/break times.

 How will we measure the impact?

  • Developing and reviewing a strong curriculum map to ensure coverage and progression.
  • Evaluating staff skills in PE across the school with a view of developing a high quality provision for physical activities.
  • Analyse the extensive range of after school and sport competitions by measuring participation levels.
  • Review the impact of the sports coach through feedback, progress and observations.
  • Tracking pupil’s progress in PE across the school using clearly targeted assessment and monitoring practices.
  • Review Gifted and Talented sessions through assessment.

Provisions for PE and Sport

Enrichment provision for PE and Sport competitions, curriculum PE and sport activities. Over the school year, we have made the following sport activities are available:

  • Multi skills
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Tag rugby
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Running/ cross country
  • Dodgeball

Impact of 2014-2015 Sports Premium funding


Action Objective Impact
CPD courses Improve teacher knowledge and confidence Shared knowledge and resources with staff.



Increased confidence, assessed through staff audit.


Quality assured professional development modules & materials for swimming.

Sports coach To teach high quality PE lessons.



To improve teacher knowledge and confidence through CPD.


To run extra-curricular activities.

Increased pupil progress through assessments.



Improved teacher confidence and knowledge, assessed through staff audit.


Four different sports clubs were offered each term to a range of age groups.

185 children (53%) took part in extra- curricular sports clubs.

DLP To encourage children in to friendly competition and team work.



To develop assessment.

Attended 16 different sporting events, involving 80 children (25%) across the school.



New assessment framework distributed and completed.

Gifted & Talented To challenge and develop skills. Children attended weekly, targeted sessions with a sports coach to develop skills, tactics and basic sports science.