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PE & Sport Funding

George Washington Primary School  Sports Funding Review 2015-2016

We were allocated additional funds of £9,469 during 2015-2016 to help support us with our sports and physical activity work in school.

Use and aim of sports funding

Our aim was to use the additional sports funding to provide CPD for teachers through working with specialist coaches, to continue and improve our participation in sporting events, to improve the range of sporting opportunities offered, to improve swimming attainment by the end of KS2 and to sustain opportunities for physical activities during lunchtimes and playtimes.

  • We used the funding in lots of ways to improve our school sport. We:worked with Oxclose Academy and through this many of children took part in inter school competitions
  • Used sports coaches and teachers from Oxclose Academy to improve lessons for children and also to train our teachers
  • Maintained our increased our swimming provision in school so that year 4 children and year 5 children now have weekly swimming lessons
  • Bought new resources so that we had good equipment during PE lessons and also sports equipment for playtimes and lunch times
  • Improved our range of sports related after schools clubs
  • Worked with Newcastle Falcons and Sunderland AFC to bring professional sports people into school to work with staff and children
  • Taken part in local and regional competitions
  • Set up a Young Leader Sports club where children have been trained to lead and play games with children in other year groups.
  • CPD and leadership training for PE subject leader


The impact of our sports funding:

To increase staff subject knowledge

Throughout the year, we had many expert coaches lead sessions in George Washington Primary School. By supporting and working with the coaches, we were able to up skill many of our staff.

Y4 worked with Newcastle Falcons

Mr Titmus

Miss Jackson


Y2 worked with Mr Hepplewhite (Oxclose Academy)

Miss Pierce

Miss Kemp


Y5 worked with PGA golf coach from George Washington golf club

Mr Keene

Mr Perry


Y3 worked with a tennis coach

Miss Hoque

Mrs Gould

Mrs Heatlie


Y4 and Y5 worked with swimming instructor

Mrs Wilson and Miss Rose


Reception and Y1 worked with Mr Football


To continue to participate in cluster festivals

As a result of the hard work and dedication,from both the staff and children, we were able to be very successful at sport in 2015-2016

In the Autumn term we:

Won a level 1 Y5/6 sports hall athletics festival

Won a High 5 netball tournament

Qualified for the next round of sports hall athletics competition

Runners Up in the IN2Hockey competition


In the Spring term we:

Won a Y3/4 swimming gala

Won a Y5/6 swimming gala

The netball team came 1st and 2nd in the cluster competition

Won a High 5 netball festival


In the Summer term we:

Won Y4 quadkids festival

Won Y6 quadkids festival

Won the Y3/4 cross country competition

Won the Y5/6 cross country competition


Achieved Sainsburys School Games Gold Award 2015-2016


To participate in local and regional competitions

Due to our success at cluster events we often found ourselves in the next stage of competitions. Our success continued at a regional level when we:

Won a level 2 Y5/6 sportshall athletics festival

Competed and won at a level 3 Y5/6 sportshall athletics festival

The netball team then came 1st and 2nd in the Tyne & Wear competition


To increase range and participation of sports activities at playtime and lunchtime

This year 15 children were interested in becoming a young sports leader.  They attended a 6 week after school club, with Mr Hepplewhite, where they planned games and activities, with and without equipment, that they would be able to deliver to other children in the school, most of them being lower down in the school. 

Since the young leaders qualified, they have worked with the Y1 children on a Thursday lunchtime.  There have been positive comments from the teachers, children and lunchtime staff about the impact of young leaders on a lunchtime.

To improve attainment of KS2 25m swimming target

In the Autumn term, 48% of a Y5 class were non swimmers and 44% in the other Y5 class were also non swimmers.  By the end of the year, the percentage of children achieving 25m was 62% and 78%. 

To improve the range of afterschools clubs

As well as football and netball, we also offered athletics, ball game club, morning running club and a cricket club.