Arden Primary School

Every Child, Every Opportunity

Sports Premium Expenditure 2021 / 2022

Key achievements to date until July 2021:


  Afpe Quality Mark Distinction and re application in February 2022

  2 hours high quality PE weekly.

  Outdoor learning environment and curriculum developed.

  Facilities developed to promote importance of PESSPA and wellbeing.

  Development of PE team (2 staff members completing degree in Coaching)

  Employment of additional play workers to increase activity levels at lunch. 

  Engagement in more football leagues to increase competition opportunities.

  Staff trained in mental health first aid and ELSA

  Parent partner worker employed and engaging families in physical activities and other enriching experiences

  HAF programme providing 5 weeks of additional physical activity and healthy eating in holidays for most vulnerable pupils.

Physical activity sessions for staff as part of their wellbeing.



Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need:

 Adapt curriculum to support skill development of identified gaps in learning


 To provide additional swimming opportunities to address impact of Covid and missed swimming time.  Further promote the importance of swimming with parents and guardians.


 Use online learning to provide challenge activities for children and families


 Increase pupils understanding of physical activity and healthy eating as part of mental health and wellbeing.


Developing independence and resilience in pupils through sport









Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.

Pupils at Arden have been unable to swim since March 2020.  All pupils in Year 3 and 5 swims on alternative weeks throughout both year groups.  Swimming pools plan to re- open April 2021.  The school will have to look at the procedures in place at the facility before recommencing.


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

N.B. Even though your pupils may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school at the end of the summer term 2021.


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


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


Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and sport premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?




Action Plan and Budget Tracking

Capture your intended annual spend against the 5 key indicators. Clarify the success criteria and evidence of impact that you intend to measure to evaluate for pupils today and for the future.



Academic Year: 2021/22

Total fund allocated: £21,410

Date Updated: September 2021


Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officers guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

Percentage of total allocation:






Pupils engage in daily activity through breaks, lunchtime and after school clubs






To understand the benefits of exercise for physical, social and mental health.





To support children to develop skills and leadership so that they can organise own play safely and fairly.

To provide sufficient space to play by creating more playtimes hence fewer children.

Provide a varied programme of activities to engage in along with and age appropriate equipment.


Promote activity levels through wall graphics.

Increase understanding of physical activity and what this might include.



Employ more play workers to support pupils in learning new skills and developing independence in initiating play.


Sports ambassadors across all age groups to help select, organise and resource equipment for play.


Structuring of space to facilitate safe competitive play.


Funding allocated:




Key indicator 2: The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Percentage of total allocation:






To use PE, sport, active play and outdoor a key driver for health and well being











Re apply for Afpe Quality Mark, review progress and set new development targets





To promote resilience and independence in pupils

Promote importance of PESSPA for wellbeing through playground corridor graphics.

Promote daily activity level through playground graphics for pupils and parents

Increase use of wellbeing activities yoga, tai chi, fitness training, through cyber coach.




Application and assessment completed by February 2022.  Time for PE lead to review progress and impact.





Further develop outdoor learning opportunities and resources to increase team building and problem- solving activities.


Funding allocated:





Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Percentage of total allocation:






Whole school CPD

Promoting challenge, resilience, independence.



Increase staff knowledge and confidence in maximising attainment through differentiation




Develop confidence in NQT’s



To appoint an develop an apprentice to support PESSPA provision in school.


Training for play workers and supervisors to ensure good safe active provision

Training using ASK to further attainment and address whole school issues created by Covid.  Eg social skills, determination


Purchase wide range of balls, and adapted equipment to support differentiated learning.

Training and video ideas on adapting/ extending skills


Team teach supported by PE team


Additional sports courses; swimming and gymnastics.


3 training sessions a year. Updates on health and safety, activity ideas, supporting engagement and play.






Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

Percentage of total allocation:






To develop the provision for cricket and attainment







Promote active travel







To use OAA to widen curriculum, develop skills and confidence and increase independence and being away from home.



Provide swimming catch up for Year 6




Cricket strip, wickets, equipment suitable for different ages and stages of development.


Cricket coach



Scootering as part of curriculum, to develop skills and safety awareness.  Class set of scooters and protective gear.




KS2 Sleepovers with climbing activity for years 3-6





Book intensive water safety course for Year 6 to ensure all can achieve self-safe rescue as a minimum.






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Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

Percentage of total allocation:






Engage pupils in more local competition for football and cricket.




Increase opportunities for competition against other schools onsite


Provide a wide range of inter class sport to reflect and celebrate Common Wealth


Pay to enter more leagues.

Provide transport to matches.

Purchase new kit appropriate for boy and girl teams.


Install additional goal end



Organise a range of events, buy flags, purchase prizes.

Link to learning about commonwealth

Engage with local events

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