Sharneyford Primary School

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Sports and PE Funding

PE at Sharneyford

Physical Education develops a child’s knowledge, skills and understanding in education and also of wellbeing.  It involves the child in the process of decision making, selecting and applying skills, performing, evaluating and refining their work.  It contributes to the overall education of the child by encouraging and helping them apply determination, commitment, fairness, team work and leadership skills through engaging and purposeful physical activities. 


We believe that physical education is an essential part of a child’s educational development. Sharneyford aims to develop a balanced program offering a variety of activities to enhance skills in physical education. Positive participation in physical education will enable children to build, self-esteem, team work and positive attitudes in P.E.  Our PE curriculum will be inclusive and ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.


Our children will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Acquire and develop a wide range of physical skills; performing with increasing physical competence.
  • Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge the success of others.
  • Develop a positive attitude to participation in physical activity.
  • Develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body.
  • Develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others while providing evaluative comments about others’ performance.
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of the value of safe exercise. Develop a sense of responsibility for their own and others’ safety and well-being.
  • Set targets and compete against others, both individually and as a team.
  • Further develop skills by joining sports clubs which have links with the family of schools.



Physical education can help our children to develop a platform from which they can build physical competences, improve aspects of fitness, and develop personal and interpersonal skills and attributes. Through high quality PE and School Sport we strive to develop the concepts and skills necessary for participation in a wide range of physical activity, sport, dance and outdoor learning. Aiming to achive this as often as possible, our physical wellbeing can develop to help us prepare for leading a fulfilling, active and healthy lifestyle.
Across all Key Stages we offer a variety of practical learning experiences, including working on our own, with a partner and in small and large groups, and using small and large equipment and apparatus, both outdoors and indoors.


Competitions (Intra school and Competitive school sport)

In partnership with Rossendale School Sport we aim to deliver an inclusive, competitive range of opportunities across a wide range of sports.  This section wil lbe updated regularly with details of our achievements.




What is the Sports Premium?
In 2017-18, the government doubled their funding of £160 million per annum to £320 milliion per annum.  The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to the primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - here at Sharneyford that will mean around £16750 for 21-22 and again for 22-23. Schools must continue to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport that is offered. This means it should be used to develop or add to the PE and Sport activities that school already offers. As well as make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs

  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport

  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport

  • Swimming lessons for all KS2 for 5 half terms throughout the year

  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

At Sharneyford, we encourage and give all of our children the opportunity to take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding, improves health and well-being, competitive and ultimately promotes healthy, active lifestyles. All pupils receive at least 2 hours of high-quality PE per week (through curriculum time, focussed playtimes, swimming and our 1 mile per day initiative).

Following the New National Curriculum 2014, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to achieve highly in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

The children are taught that we eat for energy and then need to use this energy by being active. Primary School years are crucial to tackling obesity and physical inactivity. Regular physical activity is proven to reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.

Through sport, physical activity and PE we aim to enthuse, inspire and motivate all children to learn new skills whilst having lots of fun.

The school follows the Lancashire Scheme of work for PE, covering a wide range of activities, games and competitive sport. Good – quality PE lessons are delivered consistently and children benefit from working with highly skilled and experienced staff.

Lessons include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Games (Net / wall games, striking / fielding games, invasion games)
  • Athletics
  • Outdoor and Adventurous activities
  • Swimming

Our partnership with the Rossendale Leisure Trust (RLT) helps us to benefit from experienced coaching that runs alongside our curriculum PE.

Our PE curriculum is diverse, providing children with the opportunities to try new activities. Children are given opportunities to develop leadership roles, as well as coaching and officiating skills within the PE curriculum.

PE is vastly becoming a strength at Sharneyford and we are now looking forward to utilising additional sports funding to spend on physical education and sport. 

Rossendale School Sports Partnership
At Sharneyford we buy into the Rossendale School Sports Partnership, this helps us keep our children engaged in sustainable, diverse Physical Education opportunities while keeping our staff up-to-date with a range of CPD courses.  Please take a look to see what our agreement entitles us to.

Take a look to see how we are spending our sports premium grant and how it is sustainably helping our children to stay active and healthy.





Sharneyford Primary School

Todmorden Road, Bacup OL13 9UQ

Andrea Holt