What is the Sports Premium?

The government continues to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will be receiving £16 000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Calstock CP School that will mean £16,660 for 2017/2018. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Department for Education - PE and sport premium funding updates for 2017/2018

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  2. the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. increased participation in competitive sport



The sports coach (T.L) continues to provide outstanding opportunities for children to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular sports clubs throughout the school year. She also continues to deliver very successful targeted P.E intervention sessions at lunchtime, which are very popular among the children taking part

The school will also install a new traversing wall to allow children the opportunity to reach their daily target of 30 minutes physical activity in school

Calstock CP School has also introduced the ‘Mile a Day’ initiative to further increase physical activity for both pupils and staff

The sports coach and all teaching staff continue to use the ever-evolving Arena Schemes of Work which allows staff to plan and deliver motivating lessons

The PE leadership team has facilitated the increased attendance of children typically not engaged in P.E by creating new opportunities (such as the hula-hoop club) and using playground leaders

Sports Council members to be appointed in the summer term. These children will be informing key decisions in PE and developing sports vision across the school

Weekly ‘awards’ assemblies continue to celebrate sporting success during and out of school time

Arena membership continues to provide all school staff with the opportunity to take part in P.E and school sport CPD

High-quality P.E lessons are consistently delivered by the sports coach

The sports coach continues to support teachers’ CPD by delivering demonstration lessons at the beginning of each new unit of work

All children in all year groups will be experiencing yoga during the summer term

Bikeability Level 1 & 2 to be delivered in the summer term

New activities have been chosen for the alternative sports day (delivered by Arena) in the summer term. These are: ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, cardio tennis and Tri-Golf

Plymouth Argyle FC will deliver football lessons within the curriculum (summer term), with a view to encourage increased participation (particularly in girls’ football)

All children will get the chance to participate fully in competitive and non-competitive elements during sports day

A variety of school sports teams continue to compete in a range of sports, such as:

  • Arena High 5 Netball League
  • Arena Football League
  • East Cornwall Cross Country League
  • Gymnastics at Zero Gravity
  • Tag Rugby festival at Callington C.C
  • South East Cornwall Kwik Cricket festival at Launceston
  • Area Sports Athletics Festival

This provision is constantly being reviewed and monitored by our leadership team and governors, to ensure the expenditure benefits all children.

Please see our PE and School Sport Action Plan below for more details of our plans for PE this year.