Sport Premium Funding Statement

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing over £450 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools over the next 3 academic years. Saltwood Church of England Primary School has received £8,952 for the year 2016/17.

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons;
  • support and involve children by running after-school sports;
  • run sports activities with other schools.

At Saltwood School we have used £4,420 to buy in Elite Community Coaching. The specialist PE teacher has supported the up-skilling of staff in teaching PE. He works with each class for one lesson on a two week rolling programme every term. Each term has a specific focus, for example football, hockey, tennis, pupils develop and practise the skills needed to apply to different sports. Elite also provide the children with after school clubs in football and multi-skills.


  • All teachers have accessed high quality CPD for increased skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in a range of PE curriculum areas.
  • Teachers have undertaken team-teach activities in PE to increase confidence and provide opportunities for peerreflection.
  • All pupils regularly take part in high quality PE lessons.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to take part in extra curricular sports.
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Saltwood School has also bought into The Shepway School Games Competition Package (£750) and have spent a further £1050 on a variety of sporting workshops provided by the Shepway Sports Trust

This involves our pupils in a whole range of activities and inter-school competitions from years 1-6, including tournaments of Football, Handball, Kwik Cricket, Pop Lacrosse and Cross Country. This funding also provides pupils from years R-6 with opportunities to take part in a wide variety of both traditional and non-traditional sports workshops and intra-school competitions. Future activities include Bikeability, Tiempo Dance, Boogie Bounce, Pop Lacrosse, Squash, Olympics Roadshow, KS1 Fun Factory and Healthy Kids workshops.


  • Pupils are exposed to a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to compete against children of the same age from different schools
  • Pupils interest in different sporting activities are heightened.
  • Pupils encouraged to take part in school outside of school
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Swimming Instructor – Pupils in Class 3 take part in weekly swimming lessons at Hythe Leisure Centre. Parents pay for the swimming. We pay for an extra instructor from Elite. Their payment is £22 per week.

Skipping Workshops (£295) – Following the success of the previous two year’s Skipping Workshops we have invited them back in this year to support our pupils in continuing to develop their skills and learning new tricks and games. Skipping continues to be a popular playground game at Saltwood. We will also be taking part in the National Skipping Day 2016 on Friday 21st April 2017 where we hope to encourage as many children as possible to take part in skipping activities at playtimes.


  • Pupils interest in skipping heightened.
  • Pupils given the opportunity to learn new skills.
  • Large number of pupils taking part in skipping activities during playtimes.
  • Healthy lifestyles promoted.

Participation and Attainment: The Sport Premium has seen the attainment levels of the majority of children increase. The specialist teaching provided by Elite has increased the level skills being taught, whilst the PE coordinator has monitored coverage of the curriculum. Team teaching has allowed individuals, and groups, to receive support to consolidate or extend their skills. Participation levels within lessons has improved, with carefully planned activities to engage all of the children. The PE coordinator has worked with the specialist PE teacher to aim for 80% of physical activity in each lesson.

Sustainability: Through the on-going, weekly CPD the teachers receive (by team teaching with the specialist PE teacher) all staff are being up-skilled. This will mean that, should the funding be removed our children will still receive good quality PE teaching.

We hope that this gives you an insight into the opportunities offered to our pupils with the investment of the Sports Premium Funding. Perhaps Saltwood is already nurturing the sportsmen and women of the future, maybe even Olympians!