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Sports Funding

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all of our young people.

We believe in the importance of PE/ Sports as a fun, collaborative experience for all pupils, who deserve the highest standard of teaching. Alongside this we believe in the importance of promoting healthy living and ensuring that all pupils, no matter what their ability, participate and enjoy sport. We are also committed to developing the individual talents of those who show ability and we wish to support these pupils to compete to the best of their abilities in a variety of events.

Our school has been focusing on ensuring a positive impact on performance, participation and enjoyment of PE/ Sports for all of our students.

Swimming Competency of Year 6 Cohort

Academic year: 2017/2018

Competency Number of Children who meet the competency Out of a possible
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
Use a range of strokes effectively
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Sports Impact Statement for 2016/17

The Gordon Children’s Academy received a grant of £18,595 for 2016/17

During the last academic Year, we used the direct funding again for our professional PE coaches, which enabled every child to have at least one lesson a week of high-intensity sport (regardless of the weather).

New equipment was provided all the equipment for the pupils which made the lessons stimulating and of a high quality. Also, additional equipment was purchased to be used by extra-curricular sports clubs which were offered free of charge to the children in both the infant and the junior cohorts.

Throughout the year, we were able to recognise specific talents amongst the children and established a swimming team who now regularly take part in galas. We also attended the Medway Games and competed in an intra-school sport competition against other TSAT schools. Also, we were able to invite expert coaches from the local sporting community to our school; this included ambassadors from Kent County cricket club who provided showcase taster lessons for all the children in the school. This link with Kent County cricket club, lead to a group of children having a once in a lifetime experience when they were invited to take part in a world record-breaking coaching session at Lords Cricket ground in London.

At The Gordon Children’s Academy, we believe PE and Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Through PE and Sport our children learn to develop our core values of Achievement, Aspirations, Community and Responsibility.

What is the Sports Premium?

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.

The investment builds on the £150m a year ring fenced funding currently committed for schools until 2020 to increase primary PE and sport opportunities. This is ring fenced funding – allocated directly to primary schools across England, and it became effective in September 2013.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

We are working closely with Medway Local Authority, TSAT and our PE teacher and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meet the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.

‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’-(DfE June 2013)