Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Sports Premium Grant Funding


What is the Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.  It is provided to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in schools.  Indicators of such improvement will include:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick starting healthy active lifestyles
  • the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


The Department for Education's vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:

'ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.'

How much is the Sports Premium Grant?

Each school receives a Sports Premium Grant.  This year, we are receiving £17,190.

The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools for years 1 to 4, in order to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.

How we are spending the Sports Premium Grant during 2019/20

Our aim is to continue to improve the quality of our PE teaching and provision for all pupils. The Sports Premium Grant this year is being spent in the following ways: 

  • We are continuing to invest some of our money into developing and enhancing our quality first teaching.
  • We continue to buy into the Leighton-Linslade Schools Sports Partnership (LLSSP) which provides us with PE lesson support, training and coaching to support the development of our own teachers' training and skills.  This year we have looked at skills that the teachers want specific support with, to ensure the maximum benefit and sustainability of this grant.  This also gives our children access to a range of local inter school competitions and events and to transport to each of the festivals.  The Partnership also provides young leader training for our Year 4 children.  
  • Training for the PE coordinator and Physical Development Faculty team and attendance at the PE conference to enhance and update skills.
  • We continue to develop the role of our Sports Council and Young Leaders to help support the development of physical activity, competitive sport and enjoyment in sport across our school.
  • We also plan to continue to investigate and adapt our practice to enhance the amount of physical activity that each child in our school participates in on a daily basis.  We are working hard to ensure that all children have at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily, as per government advice.  This year we plan to develop the amount of timetabled physical activity the children complete.  This includes a 'fit in five' activity at the beginning of every day to wake and shake the children ready for their learning.  This also includes developing a daily walk/run/jog/skip activity into the school day before lunchtime.  We plan on developing our playground facility this year to include gym equipment.
  • We are employing a Future Games Sports Apprentice to work at lunchtimes to deliver a wide range of additional curricular opportunities and encourage children to participate in sport and activity at lunchtimes.

Please click the link below to access our full Sports Premium Grant action plan, to view full expenditure and the planned impact to our PE curriculum and provision.

Sports Premium Action Plan 2019/2020

How the Sports Premium Grant was spent in 2018/2019 at Heathwood and what was the impact

This grant was used to improve provision for all our pupils and was used in the following ways:

  • We bought into the Leighton-Linslade Schools Sports Partnership. This gave our pupils access to inter school competitions and young leader training. We increased participation in the number of local competitions we attended and also the percentage of children we sent to these.  It also gave staff access to training to develop their own teaching skills and transport to sporting festivals.
  • We bought in Future Games to provide quality coaching for years 1 to 4 to support the teaching, assessment and quality of our PE teaching.  This has supported the development of teachers' confidence in their teaching and expertise in PE lessons.  
  • The school continue to use planning and assessment tools that were developed and organised with use of the Sports Premium Grant.  This ensures sustainability of the grant and of the development of teachers' skills.
  • We developed the use of our Young Leaders following training received through the LLSSP.  This is now fully embedded across the school and Young Leaders provide opportunities at Lunchtimes for other children to participate in a range of physical activities.
  • We worked on and invested in developing resources and equipment for an active playground.  This involved auditing equipment we had in place already and creating a timetable for these resources to be used at play times and lunchtimes, purchasing a range of consumable PE equipment to replenish class playtime buckets and it involved our Sports Council surveying the children to identify what the children would like in our school.  As a result of this survey a fitness centre was purchased for the school playground.  We also invested in an all weather running track to develop all children's physical activity and to work towards the 30/30 initiative.

Please click below to view our reviewed action plans

Reviewed Sports Premium Action Plan 2018/2019

LLSSP Impact Review 2018/2019

Reviewed Sports Premium Action Plan 2017/2018

LLSSP Impact Review 2017/2018

Reviewed Sports Premium Action Plan 2016/2017

LLSSP Impact Review 2016/2017

Reviewed Sports Premium Action Plan 2015/2016 

Reviewed Sports Premium Action Plan 2014/2015

The use of the Sports Premium Grant is monitored and reviewed by Governors at their termly meetings.

PE Questionnaire