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Participate, Perform, Progress

At Barley Close Primary School we recognise the value of sports and physical activity in ensuring that children lead active, healthy and happy lives. 

PE and Sport provide our children with opportunities to develop the important qualities of self-control, determination, communication, team work and commitment. This should lead to improved concentration, attitude and achievement in all aspects of their personal development.


The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the last three years to improve provision of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and must be spent on PE and sport provision.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

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

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide additional funding to improve provision of PE and Sport in primary schools.  We are committed to using this funding to enhance our provision of high quality PE, both within and beyond the curriculum and to add to our existing resources.

To support us in achieving this, we are using a proportion of our funding to belong to the CSET School Sports Partnership, alongside our partnership with Progressive Sports. This gives us access to greater participation in inter-school competition across a range of sports, specific training for staff, coaching for children, purchasing new resources and promoting physical activity both in and out of school.


The CSET Partnership provides:

·         Competitions – School Games levels 1, 2 and 3

·         Training opportunities for staff

·         High quality sports coaching

·         Curriculum support and developmental opportunities

·         Gifted and Talented and Inclusion opportunities

·         Network support 

·         Resources

·         Fundamental skills programme (delivered through Infant Agility & Y3/Y4 & Y5/6 

Athletics Challenges)

·         Best practice

·         Links with National Governing Bodies 

·         OFSTED/Kitemark support

Developing PE at Barley Close Community Primary School  
We will develop teaching and learning, progress and achievement in PE at Barley Close Primary School

·         Continuous professional development to ensure high quality delivery of PE teaching

·         Developing our Swimming provision with the support of qualified swimming teachers

·         Resourcing extra-curricular sports clubs  

·         Building strong relationships with local Primary schools and competing between year groups through Inter school competition

·         Using an online platform to support intra and inter school competition

·         Train and resource Playground Leaders in KS2 to support more structured sport activities at playtimes and lunchtimes.

High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education

·         Regular specialist support from qualified PE teachers or qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons

·         Wide range of training opportunities for staff in PE and Sport

·         High quality resources

·         Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations

·         Lesson observations and sharing of best practice

·         Regular fundamental skills assessment to enable tracking and monitoring of all pupils

·         Leadership opportunities for children 


Competitive School Sport: Increasing pupils’ participation in sport

·         Inclusive competitive opportunities

·         Intra (L1) and inter (L2) school competition for all ages

·         Organised competitions


Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

·         Playground Leaders Training

·         Two hours curriculum PE

·         Extra-curricular sports clubs

Self-Review and Quality Assurance: Measuring the impact of the funding

·         Monitoring of planning and progression

·         Audit of staff skills and confidence

·         Pupil conferencing

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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