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Swimming Results

We are delighted to say that 100% of our year six leavers in July 2017 achieved their 25m swimming award. Well done!

We are committed to the teaching of swimming as a priority because of our closeness to the River Trent, and so we often achieve very well in local swimming galas and many children take part in the Rotary Club Swimathon for Bluebell Wood Hospice each year. This year Dunham children recieved a trophy for the most lengths swum by a junior team.


Proposed Sports Premium Spending 2017/2018

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing new, substantial primary school sport funding. 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 school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Government Guidance for the spending of Sports Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

How will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; sport is subsidised in order to support families financially.

Our funding this year is £8425. We have in the past years underspent our Sports Premium, and so school has a total of £13079 to allocate to sports and PE.

The table below shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2017-2018.

DfE guidance

School Activities

Cost to come from this year’s funding

develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs









hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers

Sporting enhancements – extra teaching and clubs.














Swimming coach to encourage more pupils and continue success in swimming gala

£7700 – extra teaching in the form of enhanced provision. This takes place as extra-curricular sports sessions. It also allows session to be more focussed on smaller groups, thus improving access to these activities.


£2 per pupil on role, paid to Tuxford Academy for provision of inter-school activities.


£250 – climbing club




make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

Catch the Spirit – Frisbees

Table tennis resources

Hi vis vests and equipment to support lunch time clubs








encourage more pupils to take up sport


Resources to promote a healthy attitude and healthy life style.




support and involve the least active children by running Change4Life clubs


‘cooking’ club with a focus on healthy eating

Target Nutrition – 8 week program dedicated to healthy living


run sports activities with other schools

increase pupils’ participation in (the Bassetlaw) School Games


Transport to enable attendance at sporting activities at other schools



Total Spend



The table below is our evaluation of the 2016/2017 spending using the 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:


Impact & Evidence source

2017/2018 Action

the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school

The majority of children have benefitted through engaging with the school Sports Leaders and extra equipment outside during playtime.


Create a long term plan to develop the space needed during winter months, including new playground markings.


Consider daily timetabled exercise.

the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

PE and sport is celebrated in school – Silver Games Mark as evidence.

Create further opportunities for celebration and heighten the profile for PE and sport?

increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Teachers and TAs continue to develop their skills


broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Coaches have delivered unusual sports such as fencing and trampolining during class time and after school. Staff have delivered a range of after school enrichment activities such as outdoor climbing and yoga.

Questionnaire for pupils – what sports are they interested in?

increased participation in competitive sport


Silver Games Mark achieved

In order to achieve Gold; Consider entering more competition - Bassetlaw games?


Reinstate the orienteering event run by school for the TFC.