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PE & Sports Funding

Mrs T Lawrence
PE Leader

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.  It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • lead healthy, active lives.  

School Sports Funding: The Government have provided funding for schools since 2013, to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. ‘Schools are free to determine how best to use the funding to improve the quality and breadth of P.E. and sport provision, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.’ (    

The planned use of the PE and school sport funding at Lytchett Matravers Primary School has been extremely effective in improving and sustaining high quality teaching and learning of PE and sports provision.  

As quoted in our recent Ofsted report; “The school uses the additional government sport funding very effectively. This has resulted in pupils’ increased participation in sport, and has raised staff knowledge, skills and confidence. This in turn has improved achievement overall in physical education.” June 2015.

All of our School Sports Funding Reports and Action Plans can be downloaded by clicking on the documents at the bottom of this page.

           Mr Noyce
   LMPS Sports Coach


Four years ago, the school employed Sports Coach Mr Noyce to work alongside every class teacher in Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, co-teaching one PE lesson weekly, building the teacher’s confidence to coach invasion games as well as build competitive sports across the school. This was very successful and more teachers are now taking part and supporting extra-curricular sports clubs, which has impacted upon the percentage of children participating in extra-curricular sports and achieved lasted impact in terms of teachers PE CPD. 

Differentiation within invasion games has been high on the agenda for the past two years, with a special focus placed on the teaching of Athletics, to encourage greater impact on progress for all children across all abilities.  Teachers have developed their confidence even further in developing differentiation across PE.  This has had an extremely positive impact on the children’s ability, learning and skills within PE.  Enhanced differentiation is evident on all PE lesson plans.  We have recorded an increase in teachers’ subject knowledge, skills and confidence to provide high quality lessons and build our capacity to deliver sustainable P.E. provision. 

The school has always strived to increase pupil participation in all physical activity and this year, the figures have risen again.  The funding had a huge impact on the children as more pupils than ever are joining lunchtime and after school Sports Clubs. The number of pupils joining and attending lunchtime and after school Sports Clubs has increased again this year, reaching a superb 134% of our children engaging in an extracurricular sporting activity every week as many of our children now attend more than one sporting club.Our school sporting teams have competed and qualified in countless Level 1,2 and 3 fixtures, raising the profile of PE and inspiring our children to take part in more sport and physical activity.

This year we have competed in tournaments and festivals against other schools in Equestrian, Handball, Athletics, Tag Rugby, Netball, Football, Tri- Golf, Swimming, Sailing, the Manor Mile, Cross Country Competitions and Championships and Cricket.  This has varied our sports clubs that we offer which has meant the school is working hard to address the global issue of childhood obesity.  Children of all ages and ability ranges including the lesser active children have been inspired to take part in more physical exercise for fun and to try and challenge themselves to get into a team to represent the school.  We have once again arranged for our children with SEND to participate in the Dorset School Games ‘Can Do Festival’.

Our Year 5/6 Sports Leaders are continuing to raise the profile of PE across the school have been working with the Play Leaders Team to plan playground activities and more opportunities for extra-curricular activities across the school.  This will continue to remain an area for development in 2018-19.

Finally, this year the School achieved the Gold School Games Award for the third year running, which we are extremely proud of.


This year the school has had more extra-curricular clubs than ever, providing the children with numerous sporting opportunities throughout the week; the majority of which were free for children to attend. Our swimming provision continued with success in Years 3 and 5, allowing us to compete at Swimming Gala competitions once again. The school strived to increase pupil participation in competitive games by competing in Football, Netball, Swimming, Sailing and Tag Rugby competitions and as a result qualifying for the Dorset County School Games and Pyramid School Tournaments in many different sports.  We achieved the GOLD Sainsburys Sporting Skills Award for School Sports in October 2016 and we are very proud of it!



Following the impact of 2014-15, we continued to work alongside Mr Noyce, our Sports Coach to develop our PE impact and opportunities even more.  The enthusiasm and hard work of Mr Noyce has been commented upon by so many governors, staff, children and parents - he has quickly become a real asset to our team.  Ofsted were extremely impressed with him and our teaching staff during the recent inspection.  Finally, this year the School applied for the Bronze Sainsburys Sporting Skills Award and was awarded this, alongside the Silver Award in December 2015! 


In September 2014, we employed Sports Coach Kevin Noyce to work alongside every class teacher in Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, co-teaching one PE lesson each week to impact upon the future teaching and learning of invasion games across the school.  This has had an extremely positive impact on the children’s ability, learning and skills across all areas of PE.  It has enabled teachers to share the skills they have learnt and given pupils the opportunity to transfer the skills they have learnt into all areas, particularly across competitive games. 

We have also used the funding to impact upon the amount of competitive invasion games across both Key Stages, which has allowed all children to experience PE in a way that many have not done previously.  Competitive games have been set up across Key Stage 2 internally and between local schools, both in and outside of our Pyramid.  These opportunities have enriched the development of our pupils, leaving them hungry for more.  Our Swimming team took part in their first PEDSA Swimming Gala in 25 years during 2014-15, as we reintroduced the teaching and learning of swimming into the Year 3 and 5 curriculum with great effect.  During 2015-16, we plan to develop these opportunities even further.

You can download our Curriculum Map for all subjects by clicking on the document below. This document clearly outlines the key learning objectives for Physical Education (PE) in every year group.