Sport Premium Funding Statement

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing over £320 million a year to improve Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools, to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. Saltwood Church of England Primary School is receiving £17,920 for the year 2017/18. 

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;
  • provide opportunities for children to experience a broad range of sporting activities.

At Saltwood School we have used the Sport Premium to buy in Elite Community Coaching.  The specialist PE teachers have supported the up-skilling of staff in teaching PE.  They work with each class for one lesson on a two week rolling programme every term. Each term has a specific focus, for example gymnastics, football, hockey, or 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 peer-reflection.
  • All pupils regularly take part in high quality PE lessons.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to take part in extra curricular sports.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Saltwood School has also bought into The Shepway School Games Competition Package as well as 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 R-6, including tournaments of Football, Kwik Cricket, Reception Fun Days, Gruffalo Trails 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, including Multiskills, Basketball, Rugby Tots, Tri-Golf, Bootcamp, Olympics Roadshow and Pop Lacrosse.


  • Pupils are exposed to a wider range of sporting activities.
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to compete against children of the same age from their own and other schools.
  • Pupils’ interest in different sporting activities are heightened.
  • Pupils encouraged to take part in sport outside of school
  • Increased participation in competitive sport
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.


Pupils in Class 3 take part in weekly swimming lessons at Hythe Leisure Centre. We pay for an extra instructor from Elite. Pupils in Year 6 will be receiving additional swimming lessons in the Summer Term, funded by the Sport Premium.

2018 31 out of 33 children left KS2 being able to swim at least 25 metres.


  • All pupils working towards swimming competently, confidently and proficiently
  • Year 6 only-
  • over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • using a range of strokes effectively
  • performing safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Play leaders

The Sport Premium is also being used to pay for Playleaders training and to purchase additional equipment for playtime games to be led by our team of Year 6 Play leaders.


  • Higher percentage of pupils engaged in physical activity at playtimes
  • Increase in Year 6 Play leaders confidence and self-esteem
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Additional Sporting Opportunities

The Sport Premium is allowing us to offer our children a broader experience of a range of sports and activities. Including

  • Shepway Bellboat Challenge for Class 6
  • Seasports for Class 5
  • Rugby Tots for KS1
  • Coaches to events


  • Children experience a broad range of sports
  • Increased participation in a range of competitive sport
  • Pupils’ interest in different sporting activities are heightened.
  • Pupils encouraged to take part in sport outside of school
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Skipping Workshops

Following the success of the previous 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 2018 on Friday 23rd March where we hope to encourage as many children as possible to take part in skipping activities at playtimes.


  • Pupils interest in skipping and playtime games heightened.
  • Pupils given the opportunity to learn new skills.
  • Large number of pupils taking part in physical activity 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 of skills being taught across 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.


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!