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Primary PE and Sports Premium

The PE and Sports Premium vision is for ‘all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

Sports Premium £16000

67 pupils at £10 each

Total allocation £16670


How money will be spent under each Key Indicator


Targeted pupils



The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


Increased knowledge and confidence of staff


Tree Tops sensory integration therapists


Mighty Warriors Yoga


















Pupils with PMLD and Complex needs

Tree Tops have continued to work throughout Lower School to produce sensory profiles, sensory diet and daily motor programs.  Therapists have given teachers whole class morning routine and demonstration lessons. Changes in pupil’s behaviour have been noted throughout the school day including lessons, playtimes and lunch times.



Yoga through familiar stories continues to be an enjoyable and therefore motivating way to perform physio stretches and movement with pupils out of their chairs.


Staff have worked 1-1 with Tree Tops therapists to implement plans, which will be passed on and used in their new classes.






Staff have been upskilled and can now use yoga moves to deliver physiotherapy to students without the need to use Mighty Warriors.

Staff will work with new staff to show them how to use the yoga stories.

Increased participation in competitive sports and working with other schools


Inclusive Sports Competitions


Middlesbrough Council Sports Ability




SLD Pupils







Children’s confidence and skills have improved from taking part in the competitions. Students are proud of their achievements and their competition kits.




Competitive Sports are embedded in our school culture and are always celebrated by the whole school.


There were fewer events this year but this will be a renewed area of focus for 2022-23

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils


Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


Qualified coaches to enhance opportunities



Mighty Warriors Yoga

Team Games


Mighty Warriors Yoga

£See above







What a Racquet Gymnastics





What a Racquet team games

£See above



All students with SLD


















KS1 pupils


Children from Reception to Year 6 have taken part in weekly Yoga sessions. The impact has been in the following areas – social, emotional, physical, behavioural and PSHE. All students have made between 1 and 4 progress points.

Staff have reported children have settled well into the familiar routine and making yoga positions with greater ease and some even independently!



Pupils in years 4-6 have worked towards their Gymnastics Level 1 and Level 2 awards. This has given them a sense of achievement as they continue to develop new skills and has supported the development of pupils’ motor skills.


Team sports have continued to be very successful. It develops the pupils’ ability to share and work together and significant improvements in their team work skills continue to be seen.  Pupils find it motivating and several who found it difficult to stay in the lessons are now taking part for longer periods of the session.


Staff have been upskilled through attending Yoga sessions and now use ideas from sessions in their own lessons.

Parents can now also use the videos to engage their children in these familiar routines at home.



Staff attend these sessions and use their knowledge in their own PE lessons.




Team sports will continue to be a part of the sport and PE offer in Lower School.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


New equipment for Play and Learning Outdoors (PALO)


New specialist bike for bike track










All pupils

The extra equipment enabled all classes to participate in PALO. Equipment was also purchased to enable students with PMLD and complex needs to access and fully engage with outdoor play.

PALO continues to improve the independence and creativity of students.

There have been less incidents of challenging behaviour outside as the students are busy, active and engaged in play.


The new bike has enabled a wider range of students to access physical activity as well as providing opportunities for self-regulation.

This equipment can continue to be used to enhance opportunities for all students to fully engage with play and learning outdoors.