Ofsted Reports on Primary PE & Sport Premium

Several of our schools have had Ofsted Inspection visits since the introduction of the Primary PE and Sport Premium.  Without exception the feedback received on the use of the funding and progress made in the areas of Physical Education, School Sport and Healthy Active Lifestyles has been very positive.

Below are extracts from each report that relates to Physical Education, School Sport and Healthy Active Lifestyles. To read the full Ofsted Inspection Report for a particular School, please click here.

St Joseph's Primary School, Banbury, September 2017

Primary physical education and sport premium funding has been used to promote pupils’ physical activity well. Pupils have opportunities to attend clubs such as fencing, netball, tag-rugby and gymnastics, with at least half of the pupils taking part in extra-curricular physical education.

Glory Farm Primary School, Bicester, July 2017

Primary sports funding is used effectively to ensure that a wide range of sporting opportunities are available, both throughout the day to enhance the curriculum and after school. Pupils are encouraged to establish healthy lifestyles through getting active, learning to grow their own food and making good choices about what they eat. School leaders carefully check which pupils participate in activities, and regularly undertake surveys to ensure that all their interests are catered for. The school spends 70% of the funding on making sure that the skills of teachers are good enough and this means that pupils learn new skills well during physical education lessons.

Edward Feild Primary School, Kidlington, June 2017

Leaders use the primary school physical education and sports funding effectively. The school belongs to the North Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership. This enables a specialist coach to train staff, teach pupils specific skills and provide opportunities for them to take part in sporting competitions. The funding allows the school to employ a member of staff to engage pupils in a variety of sports activities after school. This increases pupils’ enjoyment of sports and encourages them to be more active.

St Leonard's Primary School, Banbury, January 2017

The primary sport premium funding is used effectively to enhance the school’s already good-quality provision. Visiting specialist coaches develop staff and pupils’ skills and increase pupils’ participation in competitive team sports. Pupils who met inspectors were very keen to explain how important it is to keep fit and healthy, and how much they liked taking part in sporting opportunities.

St Edburg's Primary School, Bicester, January 2017

The physical education and sport funding for primary schools is spent on an annual affiliation to the North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership. This has led to increased training for staff, improved fitness for children and greater participation in competitive events. The school’s physical education leader documents this well on the school’s website.

St Mary's Primary School, Banbury, November 2016

The school has used its additional sports funding well. Specialist coaches have introduced a range of sporting activities for pupils and enhanced teachers’ coaching skills. Together with more after-school clubs and sports competitions, the numbers of pupils engaged in regular physical activity have increased. All pupils have the opportunity to learn to swim.

The governing body ensures that extra funding for the school, such as the pupil premium and primary sports fund, is used effectively. They know that the progress made by disadvantaged pupils is improving and that increasing numbers of pupils are regularly involved in sport.

Shenington Primary School, April 2016

There is effective use of the additional funding for sports so that pupils enjoy a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents, with professional coaches in dance, tennis and football.

West Kidlington Primary School, February 2016

The additional physical education and sport funding the school receives has been used to buy into the (North) Oxfordshire School Sports Partnership. This provides access to specialist advice and training for staff, and also enables pupils to take part in competitions and sports festivals. However, because leaders have not gauged the effect of this provision, they are unable to determine whether pupils’ attitudes to sport and participation in sports have improved.

Wroxton Primary School, October 2015

The primary physical education and sport premium funding is used effectively to give pupils access to a wider range of sporting activities through participation in the [North] Oxfordshire Sports Partnership. The partnership also offers staff training and support so that the quality of physical education teaching has improved.

Governors know about the allocation of the primary physical education and sport premium funding.

William Morris Primary School, July 2015

The primary physical education (PE) sport funding has mainly been used to involve the school with a local sports partnership that gives access to expert advice and in-school support for teachers and sports coaches. Pupils enjoy PE and teachers have gained confidence in teaching the subject.

Kings Meadow Primary School, June 2015

The school has achieved the Gold School Games Mark and the Silver Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark.

Physical education and sport are a recognised strength of the school. The additional sports funding has been used well to further increase pupils’ participation in physical activities, particularly amongst those who are more reluctant to take part. As an active member of the local sports partnership, the school has benefited from a visiting specialist teacher who works closely with teachers to improve the quality of physical education teaching.

Heyford Park Free School, May 2015

The primary sport premium grant is used well by the school. In part, it supports the school’s membership of the North Oxfordshire Schools Sports Partnership, which enables students to participate in a wide range of competitive events. In addition, the grant funds training and development for staff to support the growing in-school physical education provision.

Edward Feild Primary School, April 2015

Pupils have good opportunities to take part in a varied range of sports. Sports teams have been successful in numerous sports festivals held against other local schools.

Sport funding has led to successful staff training for teaching physical education and to sustaining good teaching and provision for sport. Pupils’ social development is promoted well through team sport and pupils’ sports skills are good as a result.

Governors check to make sure money is spent properly, including the extra funds for pupil premium, sport and for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. They know that disadvantaged pupils and disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs are making faster progress than before and that all pupils benefit from improved teaching of physical education and the varied range of sports provision.

North Kidlington Primary School, January 2015

The additional sports funding is being used particularly effectively. It is developing great pupil enthusiasm for participation in many different sports, and giving them more opportunities to compete with other schools. They have a better understanding of healthy living, and teachers are rapidly developing new skills in their teaching with the guidance of a specialist sports coach.

Five Acres Primary School, December 2014

The government funding to promote sport supports achievement well in physical education. Increasing numbers of pupils participate in sporting activities, including cheerleading, tag rugby and cross-country, as a result of the school’s involvement with the North Oxforshire School Sport Partnership. The use of a sports coach to develop teachers’ skills has the potential to raise standards, but is at an early stage.

Deddington Primary School, November 2014

Extra funds for sport have been used well. Training for staff to help them lead additional health and sport activities is resulting in greater levels of pupil engagement. Good links with local clubs exist. Sport coaches support the delivery of a rich range of extra activities. Participation rates are high. More than two thirds of pupils are routinely involved in some sport or health activity. Competitive sport is common and the school is well known for its success in cross-country.

Harriers Banbury Academy, November 2014

The school uses the primary sports funding effectively. Staff work alongside professional coaches to develop their own skills to deliver high quality physical education lessons. The school has increased the opportunities for pupils to take part in competitive sport. Teams have taken part in a number of tournaments and pupils have enjoyed success in cross-country running events. During the year, all pupils have the opportunity to learn to swim or improve their water skills.

Southwold Primary School, November 2014

The school has used the additional funding for primary sport effectively. Pupils are able to enjoy an increasingly wide range of sports and they regularly take part in local and national sports competitions and festivals. Pupils’ attitudes have improved and far more girls willingly take part in sport. The school’s affiliation with a local sports partnership enables teachers to develop their own skills so that the good practice can be sustained after the funding has finished.

St Leonard's Primary School, November 2014

The school is making good use of the primary sport funding. A number of initiatives have been successful in raising attainment, particularly in swimming. More pupils at the end of Year 6 can now swim 25 metres. There is increased participation in sport, including inter-school events such as the recent cross-country competition; this contributes effectively to pupils’ well-being

Christopher Rawlins Primary School, October 2014

Governors and leaders have used the sports funding to ensure that pupils have high-quality sporting experiences across a partnership of local schools. Pupils talk excitedly about their enjoyment in sport. They have been involved with local football and netball tournaments as well as increased opportunities in school. The school has also ensured that staff have benefited from training to develop their skills.

St Edburg’s Primary School, October 2014

Additional sports funding is used well. Through its membership of a local sports partnership, the school has widened the range of activities on offer and increased pupils’ participation. The Change4life club encourages pupils who are less active to lead a healthier life. Good use of a mentor from the partnership is helping staff to develop their skills in teaching physical education.

St John's Primary School, October 2014

The school focuses well on improving pupils’ healthy lifestyles and their physical well-being. Sport funding provided by the government is used to good effect to introduce pupils to new sports and to improve the skills of teachers. The impact of spending is monitored carefully to ensure that it provides value for money and is resulting in increased participation rates.

Orchard Fields Primary School, October 2014

The special funding to improve physical education and sport has been spent appropriately on specialist coaches (PE Mentors) and staff training. Pupils benefit from additional out-of-school activities and competitions and more pupils are willing to take part in these events than in the past. These activities and physical education lessons contribute well towards the pupils’ health and well-being.

St Mary's Primary School, September 2014

Leaders use the new sport funding effectively to give pupils an increasing range of activities which develop their skills and their knowledge of how to live healthily. They are also steadily expanding a range of new learning opportunities for pupils, including more out-of-school clubs.

Dashwood Primary School, February 2014

The sports premium funding has effectively helped to improve the quality of teaching of physical and sports education in the school. Several experts are now contracted to enable this to happen through after-school clubs and through extra training for staff. As a result, pupils are now competing in a variety of sports at a local level and in dance at county level. Also, the take up of sports in Key Stage 1 is high.

Dr South's Primary School, November 2013

Pupils also take part in a good variety of sporting activities, and are highly enthusiastic about the coaching sessions led by a sports coach funded through the national sports funding and the school’s Friends association. The headteacher has drawn up plans to measure the impact of this funding on pupils’ participation and development of skills.

Finmere Primary School, Novmeber 2013

The primary school sport funding is being used to provide professional training for staff in physical education and through working with other schools to provide opportunities for pupils to take part in competitive sport. This is having a positive effect on pupils’ health and well-being, with pupils enjoying learning new skills and competing against others.

Launton Primary School, October 2013

The curriculum supports pupils’ academic and social development well. Plans are well under way to increase provision for physical development following the recent additional funding to help pupils reach the right levels of performance. Training is being provided for members of staff and new resources purchased to support lessons and after-school clubs. The school already takes part in a number of sporting events, including competitions with other schools. These have a positive impact on pupils developing healthy lifestyles and better physical well-being.

Wroxton Primary School, October 2013

The new funding to enhance physical education is being put to good use, with a second sports coach (PE Mentor) being employed to train teachers and to help provide specialist teaching for the pupils so that they can reach the physical levels of which they are capable. Pupils enjoy taking part in physical activity as seen in Years 3 and 4 ‘wake up and shake up’ and Years 5 and 6 hand ball. These activities have a positive impact on pupils developing better physical well-being and healthy lifestyles.

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