Northlands Wood Primary Academy

Northlands Wood
Primary Academy

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Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium is an amount of money allocated to schools to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

At Northlands Wood Primary Academy we will be using the money to focus on four key areas:

  • Assured training and coaching for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport
  • Increased participation and enjoyment of PE for all pupils during lessons and extra–curricular opportunities
  • Development of our talented sportsmen/women to support them in reaching their potential and further progressing within their fields
  • Procurement of high-quality, age appropriate equipment to meet the needs of our pupils in a growing school

In 2019 – 20, Northlands Wood Primary Academy received £19,030 premium. We are anticipating to spend this funding on the following projects to ensure that we can support all of our pupils as they develop healthier lifestyles and increase their participation and enjoyment in PE.

The following opportunities will be available for pupils in 2019/20. 

What type of provision?

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Affiliation with Mid Sussex Active – a local sports network, enabling us to access specialist support and partake in a range of organised competitions.



To participate in competitive sports events. To promote the image of the school in the wider community and raise the profile of competitive sport in an out of school.


Sports Experience Days


To allow children to experience a new sport and develop their skills and techniques in this.  Access professional coaching, onsite, which the whole school can benefit from. To provide the opportunity to try a range of sports which pupils may not have tried before. 

Funding for a sports administrator post to manage all the administration around sporting events.


To allow ‘PE leader’ time to be spent on the curriculum side of P.E. and ensure high quality learning is occurring in lessons.  Also to make sure that risk assessments and parental consent etc is in place for all sporting events and visits.

Links with local sporting clubs


To allow children of all ages the opportunity to experience alternative sports activities with a view to developing their wider interests in alternative provision.

Staff training


To provide CPD and planning support for all staff in all year groups, concentrating on the fundamentals of PE in the curriculum, including SEN provision

Sports resources


To ensure children always have access to the appropriate resources required to develop their skills and techniques in whatever sport they are learning.  Lots of equipment has been upgraded, and replenished so the time which children are participating in the sport is maximised and therefore their fitness improved and skills developed.

Lunchtime Sports Crew coaching and development


To further develop lunchtime opportunities for children across the school.  To up-skill Year 5 children to become effective Sports Crew members, and also develop staff to become more skilled in facilitating playground games and small scale activities.

Specialist sports coaching from high quality coaches


To allow all pupils access to specialist sports coaching from qualified coaches.  To input early intervention, developing our young hockey players in readiness for inter-school tournaments in Year 5 and Year 6.