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Primary PE and Sports Premium



Primary PE and Sports Premium Report for 2019/2020

The PE and Sports Premium vision is for ‘all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

  • Sports Premium £16000
  • 79 pupils at £5 each
  • Total allocation £16395

How money will be spent under each Key Indicator


Targeted pupils



The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


Increased knowledge and confidence of staff


Tree Tops sensory integration therapists











Pupils with PMLD and Complex needs

Tree Tops have continued to work throughout Lower School to produce sensory profiles, sensory diet and daily motor programs.  Therapists have given teachers whole class morning routine and demonstration lessons. Changes in pupil’s behaviour have been noted throughout the school day including lessons, playtimes and lunch times.

Tree Tops have worked through lockdown to provide parents with support through telephone conversations and have provided sensory programmes which can be carried out with equipment in the home.

Staff have worked 1-1 with Tree Tops therapists to implement plans, which will be passed on and used in their new classes.


We have already planned virtual training and access for students to the Tree Tops Therapy Centre in September.

Increased participation in competitive sports and working with other schools


Inclusive Sports Competitions


Boccia League




SLD Pupils







Inclusive Schools Primary Multi Sports Festivals October

Tees Valley Boccia November

Tees Valley new Age Kurling February

Tees Valley Swimming Panathalon March

Inclusive Games Table Top and Target Games March

Inclusive PMLD Panathalon March



Children’s confidence and skills have improved from taking part the above competitions. Students are proud of their achievements and their competition kits.


LS and US have started their own boccia league on a Thursday morning. This involves all students – PMLD, complex and sld.


Priory Woods have had regular competitions with Kirkleatham School.



Competitive Sports are now embedded in our school culture and are always celebrated by the whole school.


Priory Woods host and attend all the Tees Valley Inclusive Sports Meetings.


From September we will be taking part in Panathalon Challenge in our class bubbles and after lockdown will be one of the schools hosting events.

Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.




Yoga Bugs






Yoga Bugs



Evolve Karate



Boxing and team sports




All Students

Children from Reception to Year 6 have taken part in weekly Yoga Bugs sessions. They have been assessed Using Yoga Bugs Performance Review Impact and Change Programme in the following areas – social, emotional, physical, behavioural and PSHE. All students have made between 1 and 4 progress points. See separate assessments.

PMLD students continue to enjoy Yoga Bugs session. Staff have reported children have settled well into the familiar routine and making yoga positions with greater ease and some even independently!


Pupils in year 5/6 have worked towards their Gymnastics Level 1 and Level 2 awards, unfortunately due to lockdown we have not completed the awards.


Y5/6 pupils have recently started working with Evolve Karate Company. Each child has a star chart where each week they are aiming to be awarded a star for skills such as teamwork, respect, self – control, confidence, focus, effort and sportsmanship.


Team sports with Silver class has proven very successful. It has really challenged their ability to work together and it has made significant improvements in their team work skills. Several students who found it difficult to stay in the lessons are now taking part for longer periods of the session.



Staff have been upskilled through attending Yoga Bugs sessions and now use ideas from sessions in their own lessons.




Staff attend these sessions and use their knowledge in their own PE and literacy lessons.

















Criteria - Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.


Increased confidence and knowledge of staff








Pupils with PMLD and complex needs.


Tree Tops
















Mighty Warriors Yoga


Tree Tops therapists will work both in school and remotely to support pupils and families during lockdown.


Tree Tops train and upskill staff working with these students


Parents will receive 1:1 training and support from Tree Tops therapists in order to support their children


Yoga through familiar stories is an enjoyable way to perform physio stretches and movement with pupils out of their chairs.

During lockdown Mighty Warriors have produced personalised videos for students to access at home and in school bubbles.



Criteria - increasing the profile of PE


Classes to participate in remote sports competitions including Boccia and table top skittles


All pupils


Middlesbrough Council

Sports Ability


No cost


Continued increased participation in competitive sports offered by Sports Ability and competitions with other special schools.


Criteria - Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


Providing students with a broader experience of sporting activities.


Qualified coaches to enhance opportunities


SLD pupils







What a racquet Gymnastics




Mighty Warriors Yoga











What a Racquet

Team Games



KS1 and KS2 students taking part in weekly structures gymnastics sessions


Students will access Mighty Warriors virtually while at home and in school class bubbles. The videos are personalised to the class and topics.

Mighty Warriors will resume in person sessions when school is fully open.


KS1 groups taking part in team sports to increase their ability to share and work with others.


Criteria - Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity


All pupils


Joe Wicks


Cosmic Kids Yoga


New Play and Learning Outdoors equipment


All classes to order extra outdoor equipment to be used and set up in outdoor bubbles. There will be a focus on outdoor equipment for students with PMLD and complex needs.