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Sports Premium 2018/2019





We used our funding to promote sport and enhance sporting provision for the children at Chopwell Primary by investing in the ‘Premium’ level SLA (Service Level Agreement) from the SSP (School Sports Partnership). We signed up for the 'Core', 'Premium' and 'Health & Wellbeing' SLAs. The services we receive directly from the SSP as part of these SLAs are outlined below.



Chopwell Primary received:

· Access to the SSP competition calendar

· Flagship Events (Dance, Athletics etc)

· Basic CPD package

· Primary PE & School Sport Conference

· 1 x FREE coaching block

· Approx. 20% discount on additional coaching blocks



Chopwell Primary received:

· Access to ‘Enhanced’ competitions

· Enhanced CPD packages

· Additional FREE coaching block

· Approx. 30% discount on additional coaching blocks

· Corporate discounts (clothing, medals, equipment etc.)

· Affiliation fees paid – Youth Sport Trust, National Trust

· PE & School Sport Consultancy – Review and Action Plan

· Access to Blazing The Trail (cross-curricular programme)

· Access to the Innovation Awards

· End of Year School Engagement Report

· Access to Gifted & Talented (Showing Potential) programme

· Full Cluster Programme, including:

. School Games Mark Action Plan

. 1 x Intra-School Competition Support within your school=

. Inter-School Competition at Thorp Academy (9 events in total)

. Cluster Meetings – 1 per term

. Leadership & Volunteering Training at Thorp Academy (for a minimum of 10 pupils)

. 1 x Day of specific subject support from the Thorp Academy PE Department within your school



Chopwell Primary receive:

· Access to the Gateshead Schools Health & Wellbeing Award Framework (inc. Whole School Review Tool)

· Dedicated staff support (2 x ½ days - completion of Whole School Review & School Action Plan)

· Access to a minimum of 2 Centrally co-ordinated health & Wellbeing opportunities

· 2 x delegate places at the annual Schools Health & Wellbeing Conference

· Access to termly Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator support forums

· Access to 1 ‘in-school’ intervention/activity linked to identified areas of priority

· Annual subscription to the Schools Health & Wellbeing website and a wide range of online resources

· Regular updates and examples of good practice

· Discounted access to APPROVED external Health & Wellbeing providers

· Signposting to wider Health & Wellbeing services (e.g. sexual health, substance misuse, emotional health & wellbeing)



Throughout the school year we aimed to allocate as much funding as possible to purchasing new equipment that will have a direct impact on our children's ability to develop their sporting abilities in line with the SSPs sporting calendar. We have purchased new sporting equipment such as; badminton resources, netball resources, tag rugby equipment and a variety of balls for various sporting activities. We have invested significantly in high quality coaching through Newcastle United Football Club. The funding allowed all of our children from Reception to year 6 to receive high quality P.E coaching from the NUFC that supported and upskilled our teaching staff to promote independence and a high standard of PE delivery across the school.



Our year 3/4 pupils attended swimming lessons every week. We are working towards achieving the national expectation of every child being able to swim 25m independently by year 6.

Year 6 leaving in 2019. 21 of 30 (70%) of children could swim 25 meters.



Both KS1 and KS2 have entered many SSP events in 2018/19.  During the events, the children demonstrated determination, resilience, sportsmanship, passion, empathy and humility. When our children earned their space on the Chopwell Primary School team, they understood what that meant and appreciated how hard they had to work for their position.


Sporting events that Chopwell Primary took part in:

Y3/4 Cross Country Competition

Y5/6 Netball Competition

Y5/6 Tag Rugby Competition

Y3/4 Mini-Basketball Competition

Y5/6 Mini Hockey Competition

Gateshead Schools Dance Festival

Y5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament

Intu Metrocentre Gateshead Schools Fun Run

Y5/6 Football League 

Many, inter-school sporting 'friendly' events.




We achieved GOLD for our Schools Games Mark Award and we couldn’t be prouder!