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Sports Premium

Sports Premium Funding

Schools in England and Wales receive money from the government to help support and improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Schools can choose how they use the funding but it must be used to

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


We are therefore able to use the funding in any of the following ways as the School deems appropriate:


  • hire qualified sports coaches and PE teachers to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools



At Hever School we:


  • believe that sport and exercise are key elements of the school day and have an impact on all children’s’ wellbeing; physical, emotional and educational.
  • offer a range of activities for our children such as cross country running, orienteering, rugby , hockey, cricket and football, all of which take place on the Parish Field, together with netball and tennis on our own court and PE and Judo in our school hall.
  • have a trim trail in the playground which all children are able to use.
  • ensure all children have at least two hours of PE per week.
  • encourage children to participate in sport outside school and any achievements are acknowledged in our Worship on Monday when children are encouraged to show us their awards/ medals.
  • encourage children to participate in after school sports clubs
  • participate in competitions against other school


The impact of PE


We have observed that children are:


  • more focussed in class ensuring better learning and therefore better results
  • better behaved in school
  • growing in confidence as a result of sport participation
  • developing a sense of pride in their achievements. This is especially noticeable in our Worship on a Monday when children are encouraged to show their awards/medals
  • learning to work as a team
  • becoming more aware about healthy living




Our staff:


  • have benefitted from observing the PE specialists and are now able to transfer those skills
  • have grown in confidence in delivering PE



How our grant is allocated


PRIMARY SPORT GRANT April 2016 to April 2017


Total number of pupils on roll



Number of pupils aged 5-11 eligible for grant


Grant Information

Roll-over 31/03/17

Payment received on May 2017

Payment received on November 2017

£ 0





Total Grant

£ £13,397



Grant allocation April 2016- April 2017



Cost –Jan2016




























Kit, Colours,

Medals, transport, Sports Day Equipment, Rugby Balls and Football Poles






£8,730 (Richard)

£11,732 (Chris)




























* To provide specialist PE lessons 1 hour per week to all pupils

* Provide additional support to class teacher’s delivery of PE curriculum.


* Promote competitive sporting opportunities through regional competitions and games.




* Provide a range of additional after school sports club per week.








*All pupils in Years 1-66 have received at least 1 hour per week of specialist Sports Coaching/sporting experiences in a range sports such as Rugby, Football, Netball, Hockey, and Athletic, basketball, Judo, swimming


*Pupils have participated in a number of regional events e.g.

St Michael’s Judo Tournament, Sevenoaks School Sports Enrichment day,

Chiddingstone’s Family Football and Tag Rugby day.


*School football , tennis, netball, Judo and cross country clubs have been made available to KS2 pupils. These have been well very attended.








Total number of pupils on roll



Number of pupils aged 5-11 eligible for grant



Grant information




£ 0


Total Grant

£ £13,397


The grant allocation for 2018/19 will be similar to 2017/18.


In addition to the Sports Premium Funding, the school also allocates funding for PE from its annual budget. This amount will vary according to the needs identified on an annual basis.



Judo at Hever:

Introducing Judo into our schools’ curriculum has been a very important step towards showcasing Judo to our students and introducing them to this sport which has become a legacy in our school!


For the Early Years class this is completely new sport and skill set that they are being introduced to and given the opportunity to continue these skills throughout their school life and in additional after school clubs.


The approach to the learning processes of Judo gives the children a unique experience, because it not only takes into account the physical and mental approach to the sport itself but also relates to many aspects of everyday life as well. It really has improved our children’s life balance.


The etiquette and discipline is part of the learning process but it is also an essential part of the overall ethos of sport. It should therefore be taught as part of the process. Judo is an Education for life.


Lessons and our new after school club are run by Chris Bowles, a 6th Dan and qualified BJA coach. He went on to become British Open champion in 1978 and 1980, a European silver medallist and represented Britain at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. Chris has also been appointed GB Men’s Lead Coach, Rio 2016.


There are Play Judo classes for children to introduce them to the fundamentals of judo. We hope to start progressing through the grading system denoted by coloured and banded belts.


Our KS2 children have enjoyed competitive experiences against St Michael’s School and we were victorious in our Judo matches.


Specialist teacher: External PE Teacher and Coach- Pupils in KS1 and KS2 will continue to be taught by a qualified and highly experienced PE teacher from an external agency. This will ensure that pupils receive the highest possible standard of teaching, ensuring development of the pupils’ skills and knowledge in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers and Teaching Assistants will also improve and develop their subject knowledge and skillset through shadowing and team teaching


Summer camps:

Summer Netball Camp- A netball camp will continue to operate through the summer holidays from 10.00am to midday, run by a very experienced member of staff. The camp maintains and improves the standard and skill levels of attendees, ensuring their readiness for fixtures in September.



School Colours:


Hever Primary School will award ‘Colours’ in PE and Music to a pupil who meets the following criteria:

  • Represents the school in an inter-school match/gala, festival or tournament. A child will be expected to represent the school for ‘the season’ or perform with other schools, choirs or orchestras to an audience wider than our school community.
  • Be a responsible and reliable member of the team/group, returning permission slips, kit and equipment on time.
  • Demonstrates commitment by attending trials, practices or rehearsals arranged.
  • High standard of behaviour.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm.
  • Encourage others in the team/group.
  • Shows respect to all involved.
  • A child may be awarded a ‘colour’ irrespective of their longevity at the School.
  • Colours are awarded at the discretion of the staff of Hever Primary School.




Early Years - PE is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills, strengthening their body learning about space, improving co-ordination, listening, concentration, basic skills like ball skills, enjoyment and starting to be knowledgeable about how our bodies work. The children experiment different ways of movement, balance stretching and sequence with opportunities to use various pieces of apparatus. Pupils have 1 taught PE lesson inside focusing on dance, gymnastics and judo. Pupils will have free-flow during the day and constant access to bikes, climbing frames, balance equipment, stepping stones, balls, stilts and much more. They also focus on gross motor skills during write dance sessions and fine motor skills every morning through ‘clever fingers’ activities. There are intervention run for any children that need these skills supported.


KS1 - We encourage and motivate all children to participate during the sessions and we offer a broad curriculum to enable all children to feel motivated and comfortable in all areas of P.E. These include dance, gymnastics, ball skills and judo with a continuation focus on coordination and teamwork. We have a specialist cricket coach that teaches each year groups for 1 hour a week improving children’s skills and confidence as well as showing our staff a variety of techniques to teach cricket.


KS2 - KS2 pupils follow an annual cycle which ensures they have 1 hour of dance or gymnastics and 1 hour of field sports or swimming. Swimming is taught to pupils throughout Key Stage 2 at Edenbridge Leisure Centre with the assistance of a TA who has Swimming Level 2 ASA Course qualification. KS2 pupils have wider opportunities to attend competitive events and tournaments outside school. The school actively supports the Edenbridge Sports Partnership and partakes in some events/competitions coordinated by the Sevenoaks Schools Partnership.


Whole school activities – to promote healthy living across the whole school we will ensure to take part in national events including: sports relief week, national fitness day and inviting outside agencies to promote new skills including a whole school skipping day workshop.


Links with the community: We work closely with various schools in the Sevenoaks cluster ensuring we regularly play matches against them both hosted here at Hever and travelling to other schools. This gives children an opportunity to puts skills into practice and promotes fair play and sportsmanship. We have links with Hever Castle and take part in a triathlon every summer. We were recently invited to opening of a new playground in the castle grounds to excite the children to continue visit in their own time.