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Sports Funding

Due to the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport in April 2013.The funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. It should also be used to encourage and inspire children to enjoy and participate in a healthy and active lifestyle. The 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games inspired our nation and more recently the 2016 Rio Olympics showed that with the right opportunities we can achieve.

At Pennington we are committed to improving the PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. We may well produce a future Olympic champion but whether or not, we will provide all pupils with the opportunity to learn skills and keep fit and healthy whilst recognising the importance of teamwork and the enjoyment that can be gained from playing sports
We make sure every child has access to sport outside of the curriculum.

Our PE Governor is Michael Mitchell.

We received £ 17,500

Our priorities for 2018-19 are to:

  • To continue to develop staff expertise in teaching all aspects of P.E through providing additional training and professional development to ensure good quality teaching for the future.
  • To continue to provide quality coaches for teaching weekly PE lessons across the school to all classes.
  • To increase participation in sport through the provision of additional after school and lunchtime active clubs from 68% to 75%.
  • To provide more activities for SEND and least active pupils.
  • To develop the use of the pathway and encourage its use by parents and siblings before school.
  • To continue high participation in sports events in local School Games and Cluster competitions.
  • To support gifted and talented pupils and sign-post them to clubs.
  • To provide open water ‘Swim Safe’ experience for Year 6.
  • To purchase new playground equipment to increase activity during the school day and encourage ‘active lessons’.
  • To train and develop the Sports Leaders to make ensure playtimes are active and fun for all pupils.
  • To provide opportunities for more pupils to participate in personal and digital challenges to promote personal fitness.
  • To focus on Dance in school. Use specialist dance teachers and provide extra- curricular dance opportunities to all pupils.
  • To actively promote mindfulness and wellbeing as part of school life.
  • To continue with the development of our Change for Life club to encourage those children who may not yet have engaged with an active lifestyle to participate and enjoy physical activity.
  • Evaluate the P.E and sports provision in school.
  • To build on the success of 2017-18 Schools Games GOLD award.

Sports Funding Impact 2018/19



Pennington have been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark this year. This is the fourth consecutive year which means we can go for Platinum next Year.

We have offered 16 sports in school.

We have run 7 intra school competitions.

We have taken part in 15 inter school Level 2 competitions.

More opportunities have been made for SEND and ‘Least active’ pupils.

 (82%of those identified have gone on to be more active over the year.)

Our Sports Coach has worked with teachers and the PE Coordinator to improve the teaching of PE and the assessment and tracking of attainment pupils in the subject.

A Change 4 Life programme has been run.

A Yoga coach has worked with 3 Year Groups on relaxation, stretching and mindfulness techniques.

A dance instructor has worked with 2 year groups and teachers to develop our dance programme in school and to upskill the teachers to be more confident teaching dance.

Two year groups have taken part in the national online School Run digital challenges. Year 4 won the spring competition.

Year 6 took part in the Swim Safe programme.

Sports Leaders and pupils have helped plan playground makings and make the outdoor environment more inspiring and usable for active playtimes and lessons.

Every pupil in KS2 has been able to lead during Pennington Paces, a PE lesson or playtime.

We ran a successful inclusive Sports Day, which embraced and rewarded the School Games Values.

The PE Co-ordinator has attended termly PE leader update meetings with the other primary PE specialists from the area including School Games Officer and Active Cumbria.

We are County Kwik Cricket Champions.

The PE governor, Michael Mitchell will meet with the subject leader, Sarah Dearden to discuss developments in the subject in school and to plan ahead for next year.


Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.


Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the Sport Funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Our School Sport Provision and Impact Statement can be found here



‘God has given each of us different gifts
Together we can do great things.’

At Pennington Church of England Primary School we share Christian values and God’s love through our teaching and learning.

We aim to nurture and educate every unique Pennington child, regardless of gender, race, culture or background. We celebrate individuality and appreciate everybody’s different gifts.

Children grow into happy, confident people who proudly reach their potential whilst developing their own talents and interests. We enjoy learning within our Pennington family, our community and God’s wider world.



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