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Sports premium 


The John Bamford Primary School - Sports Funding 2022 – 2023 


What is the PE and Sports Premium Funding? 

In the 2022-23 academic year, primary schools will be provided with government funding to improve the provision of high quality physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is being allocated to head teachers as a ring-fenced payment and can only be spent on PE and sport in schools, allowing for flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. 


How is the funding used at John Bamford Primary School? 

At John Bamford, we follow the national strategy that aims for all pupils: 

  • To become physically literate 
  • To have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle 
  • To enjoy lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. 


To achieve this, we will: 

  • Ensure a child-led, high quality PE curriculum is delivered to all pupils. 
  • Provide extra-curricular activities outside of school hours, including a wide range of opportunities to represent the school in a variety of sports. 
  • Invest in new equipment and facilities. 
  • Develop young leaders who facilitate sporting opportunities for others. 


Below is a more detailed breakdown of how the sports funding has been used to achieve these goals. 


Key achievements to date:

Future Ideas and Development areas to achieve our 2021 vision.

The children have taken part in many enrichment days including taster sessions and competition days which has raised the profile of PE and Sport. Activities pupils have enjoyed and found they want to continue with, has led to a sustainable attitude change and increased present and future participation.


The development of lunchtimes, interventions and additional extra-curricular clubs has led to increased participation, fitness levels and enjoyment for pupils. This has been particularly apparent for previously non-active pupils and a big focus has been on providing the opportunity for pupils to try alternative activities and sports.


Pupils have been trained to lead and organise events in school alongside the staff. Staff and pupil confidence and ability to lead events and activities is sustainable and will be something the school will continue to build upon.


An increased number of pupils have been involved in competitive situations at Level 1,2 & 3. This has meant that there have been more children participating in school competition and increased competition between other schools as normality begins to return for our intra and inter school competitions.


School has achieved the Gold School Games mark for the sixth year running. This shows the consistency of provision on offer within the schools with regards to the competitive and wider sports offered.


We have involved parents in understanding the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle via newsletters which includes a ‘healthy recipes’ section each week.




Continue to develop the CPD needs of all staff teaching the PE curriculum.


Further develop our provision of the swimming curriculum to ensure an increase in end of KS2 expectations.


Train new PE lead to gain further confidence and experience by attending termly network meetings and online CPD meetings.


Train Assistant Sport Lead at Level 5.


Build a professional relationship with the newly appointed Schools Games Organiser


 Train all staff on newly designed planning format and assessment tools used to track progress of all children.


Long-Term Vision for Physical Education

 At The John Bamford Primary School we believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. We aim for both teachers and children to be aware of its importance. We strive to provide the broad and balanced programme of physical education we believe every child should have; with activities designed to be enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. Through providing positive experiences, a lifelong interest in physical activity is encouraged. We value the importance of a varied curriculum experience. Our aim is to increase participation in physical activity outside of the two hours offered as part of the curriculum. In order to achieve this vision, we strive to offer varied opportunities for engagement in physical activity at lunchtimes and after school which are tailored to the children’s interests.


Amount of grant received in year 2021/22: £18,700

Area of Focus

Amount spent



Improving and embedding the quality of teaching and learning


Build upon and embed staff confidence and ability to teach PE

Key Indicator 2, Key Indicator 3

Assistant Sport Lead + CPD


New PE Lead CPD



Swimming & coach


Our PE Leads and Assistant Sport Lead are continuing to increase their knowledge within PE and are becoming increasingly more confident to lead staff, provide CPD to other members of staff. We continue to be aware of opportunities beneficial for pupils through information gained from meetings and networking.

Assistant Sport Lead works alongside staff when teaching PE which is useful CPD for staff.

The Assistant Sport Lead organises and attends swimming lessons with children and encourages confidence from non-swimmers by accompanying them in the swimming pool. As a result, children in Year 5 and 6 are increasing in confidence when swimming and some children have now met the expected standard.

A new PE assessment tool has been designed by our Assistant Sport Lead which will be implemented in the academic year of 2022/23, to ensure that children make progress across all areas of PE.

Staff knowledge and confidence is built upon yearly.

Whole school vision for PE


To raise the profile of PE across the school and wider school community 

To showcase the importance and benefits of PE, health and well-being for pupils

To support children in the acquisition of basic skills

Key Indicator 1, Key Indicator 2, Key Indicator 4


Assistant Sport Lead





All staff members and stakeholders in the school are committed to moving PE forward and improving outcomes for children in the school. Assistant Sport Lead has devised a new curriculum to incorporate mental and physical health for 2022/23.

PE leads work together with the Schools Games Organiser to offer increased enrichment opportunities for pupils at both in and out of lessons and provide excellent role models.

Our Assistant Sport Lead attends regular PE network meetings to organise tournaments as well as attends these with the children. Children throughout KS1 and KS2 have attended and competed in inter and intra school competitions throughout this academic year.

Outcomes for pupils have been enhanced through regular intervention, building on basic skills and improving fitness.

Quality of PE curriculum and wider opportunities is recognised and celebrated. These improvements and the legacy will last in future years. Changed attitudes and perceptions towards PE lead to higher outcomes and opportunities for pupils.

Wider School Impact


To further develop lunch activities to ensure pupils are more physically active


Key Indicator 1, Key Indicator 2


Assistant Sport Lead





Our Assistant Sport Lead has organised lunchtime leaders and a timetable to encourage all children to be physically active. Staff members and lunchtime leaders are committed to providing activities at lunchtime which engage children as well as encourage them to be active.

Children have an embedded growth mind-set and understand what it is and how it influences their learning and attitudes. Our Assistant Sport Lead also implemented lunchtime activities to support the mental wellbeing of children. Children are increasingly able to take on challenges, which has in turn supported their wellbeing.

Pupils’ skills as lunchtime leaders are passed on year upon year ensuring the legacy in the future.  

Changed attitudes and perceptions towards PE lead to higher outcomes and opportunities for pupils.



To continue to increase the number of competitive opportunities for all pupils


Key Indicator 5






Assistant Sport Lead has organised extra-curricular clubs to provide enriching opportunities for all children from Reception to Year 6.

Our Assistant Sport Lead has ensured that the extra-curricular clubs offered and the skills taught during PE lessons are tailored to suit upcoming competitions. At the end of each unit of work, staff offer pupils opportunities to be competitive or take part in performances to use the skills they have learned.

100% of pupils have the opportunity to take part in some form of competitive situation in the school.

Pupils’ wider skills learned though competitive situations and collaborating with others will stay with them throughout their lives.

The updated calendar of events and opportunities will carry on in future years so others will have similar experiences and opportunities.


                                        Swimming at The John Bamford Primary School 


Due to COVID-19 and pool closure, this year’s Year 5 children have received a half term’s worth of swimming lessons to prepare them for the next academic year. Swimming will resume during the 2022/23 academic year for our Year 6 children.


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?


What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?