Our vision for PE at Ryarsh Primary School

At Ryarsh, in our bid to develop forward thinking pupils we understand how critical a part Physical Education and sport plays in our children’s futures. We aspire to develop a real passion for sport across the school and encourage all pupils to retain the motivation, resilience and drive to want to succeed within lessons, competitions and tournaments. Through high quality teaching and learning, we also aim to ensure that all pupils enjoy their physical education, develop their team work and positive attitudes, and have the knowledge to continue to improve further.

At Ryarsh, we aim to develop our children’s perseverance, determination and motivation whilst demonstrating excellent sportsmanship at all times. In line with the recent successes of the past two Olympic Games, we are committed to developing our sports provision and working with our children to give every child the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports. In addition to this, we endeavour to promote and support a healthy, active lifestyle to enable every pupil to build a brighter future.

To find out more about which sports are covered in each year group, please click the link below:

PE Overview


PE and Sport Premium Funding

Sports Premium is a government funded payment aimed at improving and increasing the provision of PE in schools across the country. Each school will receive £8000 plus £5 per child between Year 1 and Year 6.

We use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.

This means that we are able to use the premium to:

• Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers.
• Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

What have we used our money on in the past?

For the academic year 2015/16 we secured our own Sports Coach who works for coaching company ‘Team Theme’. Team Theme provided specialist coaching to four classes per week, per term, and also ran additional lunchtime sporting activities and extra-curricular clubs on a Monday and a Friday.

Other activities and opportunities provided using Sports Premium Funding last year included:

• Additional, extra-curricular clubs run by specialist coaches; Dance (FS/Year 1), Tennis (Y3/4)
• Visitors in to promote new sporting activities; Circus Skills workshop (Jan 2016), Skip-Hop Day (March 2016)
• New equipment purchased to enhance sporting provision across the curriculum; Frisbees for introduction of Ultimate Frisbee, Handball set for introduction of Handball, additional Tag Rugby resources for introduction and teaching of Tag Rugby by Team Theme coaches, compasses for OAA strand of the new curriculum.

What do we intend to use our money on in the future?

Primary School Sport Funding Allocation 2016/2017 – £8,835

This year we intent to use our additional Sports Premium figure to:

• Continue to offer specialist teaching via our sports coaches Team Theme (Our coach this year, Jack Santer will be teaching on Mondays and Fridays, and providing additional lunchtime sporting provision and extra-curricular after school clubs which will introduce new sports)
• Offer an increased breadth of extra-curricular activities that will appeal to all pupils by contacting external services to provide specialist teaching
• Provide specialist training for staff to ensure that all members of staff deliver high quality PE teaching. (Gymnastics & Athletics)
• Pay for entry fees and costs relating to sending groups and teams to tournaments.


We will also be using our funding to ensure the children have the necessary resources to develop their physical skills. We will be investing in:

  • Gym mats to allow whole class participation in sessions
  • Additional tennis/badminton nets to allow whole class net practice
  • Frisbee target course to enhance provision within Frisbee lessons
  • Badminton equipment – including badminton balls and shuttlecocks to allow progression of skills
  • Volleyballs for introduction of both sitting and standing volleyball
  • Football equipment (including small target goals) to enhance provision within football lessons and clubs.

The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment

This term we are running the following sporting clubs:
• Dance (EYFS & KS1)
• Archery (KS1)
• Netball (UKS2)
• Football (UKS2)
• Soccer Skills (KS1 & KS2)
• Gymnastics (KS2)
• Sitting Volleyball (UKS2)
• Additional lunchtime sporting provision (Mondays/Fridays by TeamTheme Coaches)

Our children enjoy the opportunities to participate in a range of sporting activities and feedback is positive and enjoyment levels are high.

We are currently investigating and making contacts with additional external services to use our Sports Premium funding to further extend the extra-curricular sporting activities we can offer.

The funding has allowed us to develop our stock of equipment for sports sessions, ensuring that full classes can participate fully in PE sessions, and allowing us to provide a deeper breadth of sports taught and skill progression. Therefore the quality of provision across all lessons is increased.

Spending some of our funding on further training and CPD for teaching staff will ensure that lessons are taught by competent, confident and experienced teachers, all of whom can effectively maximise the potential of all children within a given lesson.

Sustainability of improvements

We are able to ensure that we are making improvements that are long lasting by developing a clear action plan for PE across the school. By hiring external, skilled sports coaches we are afforded two great opportunities; children across the school are receiving specialist tuition in a range of mainstream and specialist sports, and alongside this our staff are receiving opportunities to up-skill their teaching and learn from the specialists whom they team teach with. This will ensure that in the years to come, the quality of teaching by our class teachers is of a significantly improved standard.

By enhancing our sports and PE equipment stocks, we are able to offer a greater depth of sporting activities; these are being planned for carefully and integrated into our whole school Sports Overview to ensure progression and variety within the curriculum.