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Sports Premium Funding Statement

We are delighted that the government has recognised the value of high quality sports

opportunities for children as we have always worked hard to promote and coach a wide range of

sporting activities in our school.

The funding received by this school this year is £16,000, plus £10 per child which is very welcome in helping towards

enhancing our current provision.

We will continue to ensure that:

• all children benefit regardless of sporting ability;

• that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced


• that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development;

• that we continue to promote and develop children’s healthy life styles and physical activity


We should high-light the fact that in this school, our staff already provide high quality teaching in P.E.

and sport within the curriculum and also during after school clubs and activities. They use their

enthusiasm, time and expertise outside their working day and receive no additional salary for

doing so. They will continue to do so in order that this new funding can provide opportunities over

and above the comprehensive sports programme that we have always provided and will continue

to provide free of charge.

We buy in to the services of a local charity called Inspire+ to

support us in providing additional activities and training for our children and staff. Inspire+ is very

experienced at working with schools in Lincolnshire and we have already previously worked with

them in a different capacity.

We have employed a Sports Apprentice to work full time in school, supporting and challenging the teaching of sports and games as well as running clubs. By having the ability to run clubs at lunchtimes we are opening up access to sport for fun to more pupils particularly those who would find it hard to access clubs outside of school times.

The outcome of this funding for our school is that we have a planned programme of qualified

specialist Coaches to work alongside teachers during curriculum P.E. times as the following table




PE Vision 

At Long Bennington Church of England Academy we recognise the role that PE has to play in promoting a long term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Through our physical education culture we will enhance academic achievement, as well as the health and well-being of our pupils and by doing so, directly impact improved progress in reading, writing and maths.

We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become confident and physically literate in a way which supports their wellbeing. In addition to this, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build resilience and embed values such as team work, fairness and respect.

Our PE and sport aspires to build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills enabling each child to be the best they can be by:

  • Improving health and well-being
  • Providing high quality opportunities and outcomes for all
  • Promoting active participation and competition
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Raising achievement and supporting excellence
  • Promote and provide quality opportunities for children through clubs

As a result of our PE and School Sport audit we have identified areas for improvement and we intend to spend our Sport Premium money from the government on supporting the development of these areas:

  • Improved partnership links with other local schools. This includes subject specific support and expertise from Inspire +.
  • CPD (continuing professional development) for staff.
  • Encouraging the children to make healthy lifestyle choices which can be measured by attendance, punctuality and levels of club participation.
  • To integrate the values and context of sport into the wider school ethos.