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Sports Premium 2019/2020

How we plan to spend our budget this year:
How we allocated funding


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', and 'Premium' SLA's. 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 allocated funding towards purchasing high quality equipment that would directly impact on the children's ability to develop their sporting abilities in line with the SSPs sporting calendar. We purchased equipment such as; tag rugby belts, cricket bats, rounders bats, tennis balls and playground equipment for our 'School Sport Leaders' to use at lunchtimes for their new role. We also purchased a school sporting kit consisting of; shorts, socks, shoes and a top displaying the school logo. The children wear these at any SSP competitions and feel proud to display themselves as a team and represent Chopwell Primary School.



We have invested significantly in high quality coaching through Newcastle United Football Club. The funding aimed to allow all of our children from Reception to year 6 to receive high quality P.E coaching from the NUFC that would support and upskill our teaching staff to promote independence and a high standard of PE delivery across the school. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, only some year groups benefited from the NUFC coaching this year. We also invested in a high quality dance coach to deliver a dance unit to our Y3/4 children to support them in the dance curriculum and to prepare a routine for the Gateshead Dance Festival. This was very beneficial to not only the children, whose confidence and skills in dance grew greatly over the unit, but also to the teaching staff who were able to upskill themselves on the teaching of dance. 



Both KS1 and KS2 had planned to enter many SSP events in 2019/20. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the children were only able to attend six competitions. 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

Y3/4 Mini-Basketball Competition

Y5/6 Mini Hockey Competition

Y5/6 Football Competition 

Y1 Multiskills event