Sports Premium money is allocated to all primary schools with a vision of creating children that are physically literate and that have the skills, the knowledge and the motivation in order that they are in a position to lead healthy, active lifestyles for the duration of their life.

With this vision in mind, St John Fisher CVA felt that there were a number of priorities. Firstly, the school wanted the opportunity for children to take part in a range of competitive sports. Secondly, the school wanted to increase teacher confidence to ensure a varied curriculum.


School Sport funding 2016/2017

From 1st September 2013, each primary school received funding to help increase PE expertise in school. This funding should provide a lasting legacy as it is only secured for two years. We intend to spend the money in various ways.

  • Funding will be spent on staff development, ensuring staff receive training in specific areas of P.E.
  • We will continue to update our P.E resources to ensure that P.E is enjoyable for all students through a wide range of resources.
  • Increased opportunities to attend a range of sporting competitions, including transport and resources/equipment required.
  • Continuous liaison with St Paul’s P.E department and specialist P.E staff, to come into school and work on specific areas of the P.E curriculum.
Cost Initiative Duration Provider Outcomes
£300 Affiliation for season 2016/2017. Over 1 year Leicester and District Schools Football Association Opportunity for competitions between other schools, enabling children to compete as part of an ongoing team and as part of a league.
£1200 Leicester City Sports Partnership Through SSPAN. Over the academic year East Leicester SSPAN

(Crown Hills)

Allows for a broad range of extra-curricular activities and competitions that our children can take part in. It also allows staff to access CPD.
£2200 Coach of Tag Rugby, football, cricket and athletics for improving teacher confidence of subject knowledge. Over the academic year during Wednesday PE sessions Gowan Sports Development Teachers to work alongside a qualified sports specialist coach to increase confidence of curriculum sport.
£2000 St Paul’s – Interschool competitions with Corpus Christi Academy Trust. Coaching from member of St Paul’s department for staff and young leaders. Over 1 year St Paul’s Secondary School Primary Liaison Continue to take part in interschool competitions, enabling children to compete and have purposeful involvement in sport. Continued liaison with P.E Staff from St Paul’s with a focus on high quality teaching of PE, resulting in progression.
£1774 Tennis coaching and after school club for 1 year. Over the academic year during a Monday afternoon and after school on a Monday Tennis Coaching – Qualified Tennis Coach Encourage club links for pupils within the school. Specialist tennis coaches that encourage the opportunity to take part in tennis and increase teacher subject knowledge. After school club will provide extra-curricular physical activity to encourage healthy lifestyles.
£1200 Resources and transport for competitions Resources will be reviewed throughout the year and ordered consequently.


Over the academic year.

Various PE equipment providers such as ESPO.



Teachers will have access to a wide range of resources to encourage a thorough curriculum is taught with the appropriate equipment.
£1000 Provide cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport



Staff development and training, including coaching and modelling teaching sequences from St Paul’s staff.

This includes training days and release days for PE coordinator



Sessions to take place throughout the year

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy




Various training providers. Training booked through Leicester City SSP

Release time to attend competitions and organise risk assessments, transport and teams. Ensure links are made with other schools in the Leicester Coty SSP and within the Corpus Christi Academy Trust to share good practice.

Attend networking meetings and conferences within the partnership to keep up to date with sporting developments. Release time for staff to attend training courses for CPD. Release time for PE coordinator to monitor and assess PE and the sport premium funding to ensure a positive impact is being made and that sport is increasing.



What has the impact been?

The overall impact is shown in:

  • A wider range of activities available to our children
  • More children knowing and understanding that regular, physical activity is the best antidote to eliminate obesity and maintain an acceptable body weight.
  • Improved fitness levels during P.E. including muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility.
  • Increased confidence in physical abilities, leading to positive feelings and increased self-esteem.
  • Development of the notion of fair play, honest competition and good sportsmanship
  • More children able to access sport
  • The sports crew at lunch-time has led to an uptake in sports participation by children who were previously not sports active at recreation time.