Sports Funding

Sports Premium Funding

Thurnby Lodge Primary Academy has long recognised the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.


We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well trained and enthusiastic teachers. Due to the sports funding provided by the government we are rolling out a programme to continue to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new curriculum based on developing children’s physical skills and knowledge. Regular staff training opportunities are being provided for teachers and TAs to keep them abreast of new initiatives.


We run a Sports Week every year including competitive races for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2.

 Teachers and TA’s provide a wide range of after school sports clubs, both for team and individual sports.

 What is the Sports Premium?

 The government is providing funding for the academic years 2017-2018 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. We will receive £17,920. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools

 Uses of the funding include:

 •Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

 •New or additional sport clubs 

•Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

•Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

•Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

 •Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport

 •Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

*Providing swimming lessons for pupils in Year 4


PE and Sports Grant 2017-2018

Professional development



Sports coach employed

Staff observe and work alongside the sports coach

Staff are confident to use a range of teaching styles to provide high quality lessons creating.

Provide cover to release staff for CPD.

PE lead attends network groups and external CPD.

PE lead supports whole school development and works alongside teachers to deliver the best outcomes.

Introducing new initiatives

Staff meeting training

New curriculum planning Phase 1 & 2

A broad and balanced curriculum is delivered.

Competition & Elite



School Games membership

Access to competitions

Pupils participate in a wide range of inter school competitions.

Continue to be member of the local schools sports partnership

Local sports festival events and competitions in Leicester city

All pupils are able to access school sports events. PE and sport are used to foster positive relationships with other schools.

Target training/opportunities for elite

Hire badminton coach to teach group for tournament

Pupils demonstrate a high level of skill and understanding.

Participation & Access



Engaging the least active children.

First Steps – development of gross motor control and coordination

Teaching and learning encourages all pupils to participate.

Providing inclusive opportunities

Improving activity & fitness



Increase number and breadth of after school sports clubs

Multi sports, Badminton, Football and Cricket

An extensive range of sports activities are available.

Purchasing equipment

Replace equipment/New equipment for lessons and clubs

Increase physical activity

Support playground leaders

More playground games activities at lunchtimes.

Increase swimming skills


Swimming lessons

Increase the number of pupils in Year 6 who are able to meet the national swimming standard.




The Academy is expecting to see improvement against the following key indicators:

1.     The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy lifestyles,

2.    The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement,

3.    Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport,

4.    Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils,

5.    Increased participation in competitive sport.

Professional Development

Staff have developed through regular CPD and are more confident in their delivery of PE lessons.  This is supported through Lesson observations.

Competition and Elite

The academy is in the Leicester City schools football league and will take part in the Area Sports in the summer term.  Pupils have also taken part in cross country, table tennis tournaments, cycling competition, hockey and netball competitions both with City schools and within RMET.

Participation and Access

PE and Sports activities are tailored to pupil needs and abilities.

Improving Activity and Fitness

The attached report highlights how pupils’ fitness is improving through the Fit4Schools programme.

We have After School football, multi sports and badminton.








Swimming Competency

Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that 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.


The percentage of Year 6 pupils who can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres at the end of the last academic year.


•The percentage of Year 6 pupils that can use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] at the end of the last academic year.


•The percentage of Year 6 pupils that can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations at the end of the last academic year.