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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary Academy

An academy of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Sport Premium

    Sport Premium
    Paddock Wood Primary Academy has also been a beneficiary of the Primary School PE Funding initiative. The Sports Premium programme has provided schools throughout Britain extra funding for the provision of Physical Education. The money provided has been used to help enhance PE and subsequently have a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of the children.

    The Use and Impact of Sports Premium at Paddock Wood Primary Academy
    The Coalition Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013- 2016 to enhance the availability and quality of PE and Sports provision. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to Primary Schools to spend on improving the quality of physical education and sport for all school pupils.

    Grant received (2013-2014)

    Grant received (2014-2015)

    Grant received (2015-2016)

    Total Grant


    Total expenditure to date

    In order to build on the provision already in place at Paddock Wood Primary Academy our funding for these academic years so far has been spent as follows:

    To support school sport in the local cluster and allow children the opportunity to compete in local competitions

    £13200 – Tonbridge Sport Partnership
    £2200 – Minibus

    To improve the teaching of Physical Education and the learning experience for all pupils
    KS1 multi skills coach supporting teachers
    KS2 gymnastics coach supporting teachers
    KS2 dance coach supporting teachers
    Key Stage 1 dance coach supporting teachers
    Key Stage 1 and 2 gymnastics coach supporting teachers
    Multi-skills coaching in Early Years Foundation Stage
    Multi-skills/ dance coach for upper Key Stage 2

    To provide greater extra-curricular sporting opportunities
    £480 – Tennis Coaching
    £1350 – Boxing Coaching

    To improve the PE equipment that the pupils have access to in order to improve specific skills in a range of sporting areas
    £808 – Equipment
    £230 – School kits


    To support school sport in the local cluster
    For the academic years 2013 - 2016 our children have had access to varied competitions, offering children with a wider range of opportunities to participate, learn and apply skills, within a wider spectrum of abilities than previously. The sports calendar for this academic year is fuller than it has ever been! This year has seen the further development of Sportshall Athletics across both Key Stages, Girls’ Football and Non-Contact Boxing (being offered across Key Stage 2.) Our success at these competitions is also improving as our children become more committed to clubs and are developing their fitness and skills base. The profile of competitive sport has been raised across the school through celebration; all these events are shown on the school website, in our celebration assemblies and in our termly newsletter including athletics, football, netball and cross country. Various year groups have been assisted in their planning and implementation of the P.E. curriculum by qualified, experienced coaches in areas such as dance, gymnastics and athletics. The school has also widened its outdoor education opportunities by providing activities such as skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, high ropes and team building activities in partnership with Bowles Outdoor Centre.

    To provide greater extra-curricular sporting opportunities
    Wider varieties of coaches have been and will be acquired to inspire our children to undertake after school sport; more children will be participating in competitive and non-competitive physical activity. Providing additional enhanced, inclusive extra-curricular provision has resulted in an increase in pupil participation; supporting the school’s positive attitude to health and well-being. Our overall sporting ethos has also incorporated those values promoted as a result of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

    To improve the teaching of Physical Education and the learning experience for all pupils
    To date, we have used the funding to employ expert coaches to work alongside teachers in a number of areas. This has been hugely beneficial to enhance teacher’s knowledge and skills and to provide challenge and specialist coaching for pupils.