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2016-17 Sports Premium

In the financial year 2016/2017, Bridekirk Dovenby C of E Primary School received £8,533 P.E and Sport Premium. During that period, spending on sports and physical education provided the following:




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Every child in school has taken part in lessons run by external coaches. KS1 children took part in gymnastics, tennis, multi skills and cricket. KS2 children took part in tennis, rugby, orienteering, gymnastics, swimming and hockey. These lessons provided the children with quality teaching experiences and gave the class teacher PD opportunities.

On occasions children with specific needs have been targeted to develop their skills. Providing this one to one tuition has enabled these children to access the PE curriculum.

The PE and Sports money has enabled pupils to continue to participate in sports including after school tuition which has promoted enthusiasm in a variety of activities.


As a result of purchasing a new scheme of work with detailed planning, staff feel able to teach lessons knowing they have guidance. The coaches have also helped staff with their own confidence in teaching PE and they have picked up new ideas for their own lessons.

Following on from this coaching we feel the coaching of gymnastics and multi skills will further enrich our EYFS and KS1 children and staff. We will also use the PE and Sports grant to provide KS2 coaches for cricket, football and Gifted and Talented sports.

We will continue to subscribe to Allerdale School Partnership as this provided quality coaching and facilitates links with other catchment schools.

Out action plan aims to introduce a new sport to children in the next academic year.

Some of our after school sport clubs will be funded for by the sports grant.

We will continue one to one tuition for targeted pupils. This will also develop PE teaching skills of support staff.

Staff are expected to continue to accompany all coaches as this provides excellent CPD for them.

Festivals and Partnerships


KS1 and KS2 children took part in a ‘Commonwealth Games’ inter school festival at CURC in the Summer term. The children relished the opportunity to meet other children from local schools and encouraged good sportsmanship, high quality sport and developed skills to work in small groups.

This festival is unlikely to take part again this year. We will encourage a similar activity to take place in 2018 and will discuss with staff how we can implement aspects of this into our own school sports day. We will look further afield for festivals that may be beneficial for our children (Country Dancing).

Competitive Competitions


Links with Allerdale School Partnership have provided the children with inter school competitions. The children in KS2 have taken part in netball competitions with successes leading them to represent Allerdale in the county finals in June 2017. Our football team won our interschool competition and won 3 out of 4 matches during The Sands Centre (Carlisle) football tournament. Year 2 children won the Key Steps gymnastics event and will be representing our school in a Level 3 competition in March 2017. We won the consortium indoor athletics competition and went on to the next round representing Cockermouth. We also participated in rugby, tennis, hockey and multi skills competitions.

We will continue to take part in the majority of competitive competitions held locally. Our successes in these competitions have frequently enabled us to compete further afield. We look forward to these opportunities and remain passionate about competitive sporting events.



Transport to competitive competitions has enabled children to participate.

This will be continued next year. We will also encourage staff to take business insurance on their own cars so they can help transport if it is a small number of children.



Equipment has been purchased to enable our Year 5 pupils to run a Play Leader programme with younger children in school.

Equipment has been purchased for our school sports day. Old apparatus was becoming tired and broken, we were unable to use this.

We noticed during sport’s day that children’s skill have developed and fitness has improved as the participation in sports has increased throughout the school.

Playtime games are more structured in a way which has resulted in positive play and children have been taught games which promote movement and develop multi skills.

Bright, colourful and safe equipment used on sports day which has been used further during PE lessons.

We will continue to make sure all equipment is safe and has been inspected.



All KS2 children have participated in a termly block of swimming lessons. Each child has been in a group taught by school staff or swimming coach, to provide quality teaching and ensure that by the end of KS2 they can swim a distance of 25m.

We will continue to promote swimming throughout school and all children in KS2 will participate in block swimming lessons