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 Harcourt Primary School


Sport Premium Funding Summary

Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools receive £500 per pupil. It should be noted that the funding is split over financial years.


How the funding has been spent this year:

Total received 16-17 £8650 spent £8,426.95


Month Item Income Expenditure Total O/S
September Herald Cup     £40.00  
November Income £5,046.00   £5,046.00
February Sports Day/Golden Mile   £250.00 £4,756.00
February Basketball Court, Posts and Net   £3,492.00 £1,264.00
February Athletes in Schools package   £549.00 £715.00
March KS2 Playground Barriers   £1,595.95 £-880.95
May George’s Barn   £50.00 £-930.95
May Sports Grant £3,604.00   £2,673.05
June District Sports 2017   £50.00 £2,623.05
July Premier Sports Fitness Tests   £300.00 £2,323.05
July Sports equipment   £2,100.00 £223.05
Totals   £8,650.00 £8,426.95 £223.05

The following considerations for 16-17 were made based upon completed KCC audit May 2016 and many of these have been addressed this year:

Harcourt school truly values PE and school sport. We have invested a lot of funding in up-skilling our teachers and organised ‘team teaching’ with professional coaches. This has lead to our teachers becoming more confident in delivering quality PE lessons.  We have built on this further through continued INSET and exemplar lessons delivered by our PE Specialist Sarah Andrews and Elite Coaches.

Below are current, ongoing and future targets for 16-17, 17-18 utilising Sports Premium funding.


School Website

OFSTED inspectors will look at our website before they carry out an inspection and will expect to find use of the PE funding on there. OFSTED will also expect the governors/school leaders to have a clear vision on how/why the funding is being used in this manner and how it can/is being used to make a difference to whole school issues.  The key criteria that we need to included are:

·       The amount of grant received

·       How it has, or will be, spent

·       What impact the school has seen (or hopes to see) on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

In 2016 our website has been re-designed and updated with the required reporting and documentation.  We aim to build on this by using it as a forum to inform viewers of upcoming events and opportunities and to celebrate the achievements of our school community.

Schemes of Work/Assessment Systems in Place

It is very important to have a rigorous scheme of work and/or assessment system in place. Under the new curriculum guidelines, children in Key Stage 1 and 2 should be taught the following:

Key Stage 1

·       Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

·       Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

·       Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key Stage 2

·       Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

·       Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

·       Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

·       Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

·       Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

·       Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

Elite provide a scheme and complete termly assessments which I monitor carefully and staff update our Target Tracker assessments in collaboration with them. OFSTED have indicated that the scheme is of a high quality with a clear focus on competitive skills and sports activities.

I will continue to monitor the delivery of the scheme both by Elite and School Staff to ensure these standards are maintained.  The assessments will be added to Target Tracker so that progression, attainment and participation can be monitored.

I have also reviewed the Swimming provision and will be putting in place more rigorous planning and assessments in collaboration with Folkestone Sports Centre.

After school activities

We offer after school multi sports and lunch activities via Elite and lunchtime multi sports via Elite and collaboration with local Secondary Schools and other sports providers.

From April 2015 we have run a Friday football club.

We run a girls’ football club.

We run after school tag rugby

Visiting coaches from the local clubs have delivered hockey, basketball and cricket

We would like to extend provision for KS1 next year.

Gifted and Talented Programme

It is very important that all pupils receive stimulating and challenging PE lessons regardless of ability. This often leads to a focus primarily on the less active children and sometimes gifted and talented pupils are not being challenged appropriately.

This is a target for Harcourt to identify and plan / signpost for these children.  In February we received a visit from Olympic Athletes in Schools who provide a link to a talent identification programme and assemblies/activities to inspire all children.

Talent scouts have attended some of our Football matches and approached our talented players, some of whom have joined local academies and satellite clubs.

As part of the Shepway Sports Package, which delivers a wide range of sporting experiences, we have signposted children who show some talent in these activities to local clubs.


One of the key objectives of the Sport Premium is to increase participation levels in competitive sport within primary schools for all groups.

Harcourt attends Kent based tournaments and utilises Elite to coach towards these competitions. Children with issues around health and weight are subtlety targeted to attend.

This year we have also set up competitions with local schools and focussed on KS1 which is an age group not normally targeted for competitions

The children enjoy participating in the Herald football league and Folkestone councillor’s sporting day.

I am looking to focus on further ‘specialist sports’ in addition to Football.  Our children show particular talent in Rugby and Netball.  I am looking to extend our links with Folkestone Hockey club, Rugby club and Netball club also.  I would like our school to be able to compete more successfully with local schools and feel that having a focus on selected sports will allow us to develop longevity in our improving performances.


There is a big emphasis on schools to provide fully inclusive PE lessons for all of their pupils. At Harcourt all children are expected to take part in all PE lessons and activities. We target reluctant sports pupils via Shepway tournaments such as multi sports and run health programmes via Change for Life

I have systems in place in 2016-2017 to audit participation and attendance to extra-curricular activities in order to effectively target provision to children who are more reluctant to take part in physical activity.


I am a fully qualified Sport and PE specialist with 20 years of experience as well as a healthy sporting career of my own and can therefore help to support staff, children and the school community.

I attend Kent PE conferences.

I have attended CPD in order to keep my knowledge and skills up to date and relevant.

Teachers are up-skilled via team teaching with Elite and staff INSET.

Teachers are able to attend CPD via Pent Valley sporting expertise.


Olympic Roadshow/ Inspirational assemblies are booked annually via our Shepway Sports Trust Package - see Sports Board.  Paralympic assemblies are organised annually.


S Andrews

Sports Premium and PE Lead

September 2016

Mid: year review March 2016

End of Year Review: September 2017