PE and School Sport Funding 2017/18

The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding has been made available.

At Monksdown Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.

Our school has received £9547 which has contributed in enabling us to strengthen and improve our PE and sport provision in the following ways:

Objective Action
To raise the quality of teaching and learning in PE and sports Engage in Liverpool School Sports partnership (LSSP) – Bronze package

Subject Lead to develop the Physical Activity overview ensuring progression and breath of coverage across 3 key phases.

Provide staff with new Scheme of Work.   Resources Scheme of Work.

To raise participation in school sporting competitions Enter LSSP competitions


Ensure there are a wide range of after school clubs available.

Ensure all pupils leave Monksdown able to swim at least 25 meters Provide swimming lessons for Year 4 and 5 and fund top up programme for Year 6 pupils.


A detailed evaluation outlining the full impact of the PE and Sports spending is published at the end of each academic year.

We will sustain these improvements by providing ongoing training for staff and by purchasing resources that will continue to benefit the pupils in their PE lessons.

Impact of School Sport Funding 2016/17

Our school has received £9460 which contributed in enabling us to strengthen and improve our PE and sport provision in the following ways:

Action Impact
Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership (LSSP) Gold Membership We gained the Silver kite mark in 2014 and maintained it for 2016/17.  The pupils have benefitted from high quality coaching in a number of sporting activities.  Through the LSSP the pupils have learnt many new games and entered inter-school competitions.  The Subject Lead accessed Professional Development training.
To hire  a specialist PE teacher/qualified sports coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE Teacher CPD in PE, dance and gymnastics. Delivered high quality PE lessons
To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school games Entered competitions:  Cross country, athletics, indoor athletics, handball, dodge ball, kwik cricket and hockey, A number of pupils have represented local clubs in athletics and gym due to their outstanding achievements.

City championships in hockey finishing 3rd.

To provide after school sports clubs Street dance, hockey, basketball, cross country, yoga and fencing.  Have been delivered this year. Children have opportunity to experience different sports and have achieved Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in fencing.
Swimming lessons for pupils in Years 4 and 5 80% of our Year 6 pupil can swim at least 25 meters.  Pupils in other year groups have gained confidence in the water.


PE Curriculum

A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.

Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in Years 4/5. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim at least 25 meters. In addition to this we have two early morning Wake and Shake aerobic session which increases children’s activity and fitness in order to prepare them for the day ahead.

Please refer to the curriculum/year group pages of the website for more details of PE lessons taught each term.


The Wider Curriculum

PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.

Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as The Olympics or World Cup where children participate in a wide range of activities and have a ‘taster’ session of a sport or activity that otherwise they may never have tried. We also offered extra opportunities for sporting activities such as ten pin bowling and watersports as rewards for 100% attendance, behaviour incentives and as part of trip week for Year 6.

During our residential visits, children are given opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault course, kayaking, sailing, wind surfing and climbing.

In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Day in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races for our more sporting youngsters.

Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills. One pupil was awarded medals in the World Dance Championships held in Germany.

Beyond the School Day

The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and/or sports coaches.

Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many sports such as Netball, Tennis, Football, Multi-skills, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics and Cross Country. Registers are kept to ensure that all groups of pupils are represented.

We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year; we also monitor participation and check uptake against gender and free school meals.

We enter a wide range of competitions and have had many successes including indoor athletics, cross country, dance, hockey and football.

Please refer to the childrens page of the website for more details of the extra curricular activities on offer.

Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.