Sports Premium

Sports Premium Funding 2016/17


Glasshoughton Infant Academy contributes to PE (Physical Education) in a vast range of ways. At Glasshoughton Infant Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. We also acknowledge that extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on children as a whole child.


Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions. At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well trained and enthusiastic teachers. We ensure our staff are well trained and able to support the all the children at a range of levels through clear differentiation. As well as ensuring our teacher’s PE subject knowledge is accurate and strong, we are also training our TAs to support and challenge the children to develop their physical skills and understanding.


Teachers provided after school sports clubs, both for team and individual sports. Glasshoughton Infant Academy takes part in a range of inter school competitions with other local primary schools within the academy trust and pyramid. We also run a Sports and Healthy Eating Week every year which includes taking part in competitive races and learning how and why we must keep our selves fit and healthy. This is linked to our Science and PSHCE curriculum to ensure children are seeing the importance of keeping fit and healthy, not just because they enjoy PE. Every year parents are invited to take part in a sponsored walk around the school grounds with their child to raise money towards school funds.


What is the Sports Premium?


The Sports Premium funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is given directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil, a total of £8,580 for Glasshoughton Infant Academy.


Outlined below is how the Sports Premium is used at Glasshoughton Infant Academy:


  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers and TAs when teaching PE
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions within school and within the pyramid  
  • Providing places for pupils on extra curricular sport clubs


The table below outlines what we are going to spend the Sports premium funding with the anticipated outcome and expenditure.


Professional development


Anticipated Outcome and impact


Releasing effective teachers to lead improvements in PE

Sarah Rostron to work along all teachers in school.

Provide new and existing teachers and children with confidence to enhance existing skills.

Sarah to work at GIA Tuesday mornings – Castleford Academy Sports Partnership -£6,000

Increase physical activity. Children taught by PE specialist.

PE specialist from Castleford Academy to lead outdoor games sessions in KS1. (Mr Bilton)

Children are provided with high quality PE teaching where they develop their physical skills and knowledge of team games.

£600 TBC

Target groups of pupils to help improve their physical development - Engaging the least active children.

Fit to learn and gross motor interventions.

Staff training by outside agencies.

Teaching and learning encourages all pupils to participate. Children targeted to improve their physical development


Increase physical activity and PE enjoyment.

Multi skills after school club to run throughout year if possible.

Contact Castleford Tigers rugby team.

Children are able to access extra activities to improve physical development.


To increase physical activity and awareness of elements of a healthy life style.

Sport and Healthy week – whole school.

Teachers to plan physical and healthy life style activities linked to all areas of the curriculum (e.g. timing running in Maths, researching a famous athlete, cooking a balanced meal)

Children are aware of what constitutes a healthy life style and have opportunities to engage in further physical activity.

No additional cost

To increase physical activity and the concept of sportsmanship.

Sports Day to take place in Summer 2. Children to compete against peers of a similar physical ability. Sportsmanship developed through use of awards for first, second and third place and fair play.

Children have an opportunity to put physical skills into practice for a purpose.

Children develop sportsmanship.


Purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a non-traditional activity or new sport

Replace equipment/New equipment for lessons and clubs. New outdoor equipment purchased for lunch times.

An extensive range of sports activities are available.


Increase physical activity

Lunchtime supervisors to engage children and initiate games during playtime.

More playground games activities at lunchtimes


Celebration of PE and sports activities

Children to share their achievements in school through celebration assembly. Children awarded sunshine certificates for performance and effort in PE.

PE and Sport are celebrated across the life of the school.


Continue to be member of the Castleford Academy Sports Partnership

Local sports festival events and competitions in Castleford

All pupils are able to access school sports events. PE and sport are used to foster positive relationships with other schools.

Part of Castleford Academy Sports Partnership (See box 1)

Increase physical activity and active participation.

Teachers / TA’s to lead Wake up shake up each morning at 8:45 with PE leader.

Speakers to be fixed in classroom.  

All children and parents are encouraged to take part in wake up shake up activities before school each morning.

No additional cost











Contact Details

Mrs. B Townend
Executive Headteacher
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Newfield Avenue
WF10 4BH
Mrs. A Walker
Glasshoughton Infant Academy
Newfield Avenue
WF10 4BH
For all enquiries please contact Ms K Hebblewhite in the school office on:
01977 516343
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