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

PE and Sports Grant 2016-2017

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.

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.

Change for Life Club

Teaching and learning encourages all pupils to participate.

Providing inclusive opportunities

First Steps – development of gross motor control and coordination

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.