P.E funding, report, competitions

PE and Sport

In September 2017, St Ambrose Primary School was once again awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Kitemark, in recognition of the school’s commitment to PE and sport. This is the highest award available and is something that as a school, we should be extremely proud of.

Our school is fortunate to have a good size hall, but also two tennis courts as well as a basketball court on which to enjoy our PE and sport, which is a strength of the school, both as part of the curriculum and in extended learning opportunities. The children have many opportunities to learn new physical skills and games and to take part in sports festivals and also competitive sports. DPS are very active members of the LSSP, who collaborate with our local schools and enjoy many opportunities to enjoy learning and tournaments together.  The school competes regularly in many events including: athletics, football, cricket, gymnastics, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, hockey plus many more.

The Government Premium £16K in 2017-2018 is being spent on a wide range of extras:

The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and Sport in primary schools, additional funding has been made available. This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) is being allocated to primary school headteachers.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

At St Ambrose Catholic 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.

We constantly strive to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. Our priorities mean that the funding for 2017-18 will:

  • Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this.
  • Continue to provide quality specialist coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school
  • Increase participation in sport through the provision of additional before school and lunchtime ‘get active’ clubs
  • Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played.
  • Provide additional swimming lessons for other classes in KS2

At St Ambrose, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision, as demonstrated by the recent awards of Gold Kitemark. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.

How much did we get?

St. Ambrose will receive £16000 this academic year in two instalments.

Area of Expenditure Cost Expected Outcome Impact


Silver Membership LSSP


































To acquire the skills and experience from one of the designated sport coaches employed by the LSSP to deliver lessons, which will involve the teaching each of the classes in KS1/2 for a half term each, covering both Dance and Gymnastics.


To develop the abilities of the children within Gymnastics and Dance, promoting well being and developing a greater understanding of the delivery and skills required for teachers.
 CPD Training for Staff  





 Specialist training (gymnastics / dance / athletics) to support teachers, TAs and extended schools delivery of PE Curriculum in accordance with Curriculum guidelines. Providing CPD support for staff through team-teaching & delivering extra-curricular ‘multi-sports’ session to support transition from KS1 to KS2.


Cover for LSSP competitions


£2200 This will enable financial cover for teachers to take time out of class to take the children to competitions or for the hire of coaches to take the children to events. We will be able to apply to again achieve the Gold Kite mark due to the amount of competitions required being met by the children taking part in organised by the LSSP
Apprenticeship to work within school £1800 To assist in the delivery of P.E. both in class, during dinner and after school. The role of the apprentice will be vital in the delivery of extra P.E. sessions after school for both KS1 and KS2 as well as the provision of extra Dinner time activities for the children to access enabling our school to apply again for the Gold kitemark award next year.
 Bike Ability Training

(Working collaboratively with Bike-Ability Training Scheme & Liverpool City Council ‘Cross-Right’ Programme)

 N/A All children in Year 5 to complete Level 1-2 bike-ability training to equip them with the skills to ride safely. Children to become more aware of road dangers and to gain increased confidence when biking on roads.
‘Young Ambassadors’ training for Y5-6  LSSP Training Y5/6 pupils to lead play activities with KS1 children during lunchtimes. Children gain an increased sense of responsibility by organising and delivering more focused activities during KS1 playtimes.


‘Change for Life’ Programme LSSP Increase children’s knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Provide CPD training for Supervisory Assistants (SAs) and Extended Schools to deliver ‘Change for Life’ Intervention.

Greater awareness amongst children about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that can undermine pupils’ health.



Additional swimming lessons


£6230 To increase the confidence and ability of swimming, with the aim of all children leaving KS2 with the ability to swim 25m Greater confidence in swimming, as well as safety awareness regarding water and an increase in the amount of children swimming 25m

Refer to impact report (available before April 2018)

Inter-School Competition

Our children are able to take part in many different sporting events each year. Many of these are organised by the LSSP, as many of these competitions form part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme. Below are some of the events that St Ambrose Catholic Primary school aim to take part in or have taken part in this school year.

Indoor Athletics  – Year 5/6

Gymnastics – Year 2 and Year 4

Basketball – Year 5/6

Quicksticks (Hockey) – Year 3/4

Everton Football Competition – Year 5/6

New Age Curling – KS2

Dodgeball – Year 5/6

Tri-Golf – KS2

Y6 Quick Cricket

Table tennis Year  5/6

Intra-School Competition

Each year St Ambrose Catholic Primary organise an Intra-School competition between the children of Year 3 and Year 6. The children are put into mixed ability teams with the view to finding The KS2 St Ambrose Catholic Primary School champions. We are also looking to start a yearly Football competition that involves all Year 1 and 2 children. This will again be organised in the same manner and will help us to find our KS1 5 a side Football Champions, as well as giving the Year 6 children a chance to assist in the organisation and running of the competition. Within year groups, children are also regularly split into small teams to play competitive games as a culmination of units of work.

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.

P.E. and Sport 2017 – 18

We will be continuing many clubs both during dinner times and after school for all of the children in KS2 at

St Ambrose to take part in. These clubs are as follows:

New age curling, basketball, tennis, golf, boys and girls football, dodgeball, badminton and cross country.

We have entered a few competitions so far this year, with pictures for you to enjoy being available below. We have also included pictures from the clubs that your children have been participating in so far this year.

Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey Competition (Oct 2016)

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Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics Conpetition (Nov 2016)

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Year 5/6 Table Tennis Finals

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