PE Funding

How will the allocation be spent in 2018-2019


George Washington Primary School has been allocated £19, 500 to increase the PE and sports offered at our school, as part of the PE and sports funding initiative from the government. As a result of the evaluation of the previous year (2017-2018), we have decided to spend the allocation for this year in the following ways:


  • To provide staff, including newly qualified teachers with training and resources to help them teach PE and sports more effectively, including support from the PE co-coordinator and specialist coaches as well as staff trainig on Real PE scheme
  • To encourage all children to be more active during the school day as part of the Active 30:30
  • To continue to increase the participation in competitive sports through cluster school festivals and Sunderland City Game festivals
  • To increase the participation of SEN children in sporting competitions
  • To continue to encourage pupils to engage in play time and lunchtime activities

Our Sport Apprentice is working at our school for another year.  The apprentice will continue to support the teaching of PE and sports lessons as well as delivering some of the warm ups and cool down sessions, assist with lunchtime and play time clubs and activities, support gifted and talented pupils as well as pupils with SEN or disabilities.  After the success of last year's dance club, our Sports Apprentice once again running an after school dance club.


We will continue to compete against cluster schools in organised sports festivals, with most children in KS2 participating in many of the sports. This has also benefited our Year 6 pupils, who have had the opportunity to meet and compete with children that they will be attending Oxclose Academy with, in the next school year. 


This year, some of our year 5 children have volunteered to become Young Leaders.  They will receive training and learn how to organise sports games and active play during play times and lunchtimes.