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Bedgrove Junior School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


PE & Sports Premium

Physical education is about providing children with a love for lifelong participation in physical activity, enabling them to become competent and confident physical movers and to lead a healthy lifestyle.

All children are entitled to benefit from the enjoyment of a broad and balanced PE and school sports curriculum and extra curricular activities that will extend their knowledge, physical skills and attitudes in a positive manner irrespective of race, gender, or level of ability.


Physical Education forms part of our well-being curriculum at Bedgrove Junior School. We recognise the importance of teaching our pupils about healthy lifestyles and as a result invest a huge amount of effort to ensure we deliver the best quality of PE education alongside our extra curricular activities and our engagement in local sports festivals, tournaments and leagues. As part of our local school sports partnership (Mandeville) we completed in a vast range of different sporting events (18-19) culminating in winning both the local football and netball leagues, runners up in the Athletics event and runners up in the National final of Girls Futsal.


We have an excellent PE team consisting of Mr McDonald, Miss Lewis and Mr Morgan who have all completed their Level 2/3 coaching qualification or are completing a sports apprenticeship and teach consistently outstanding PE lessons. They are all employed by the school and work as LSAs in the morning and deliver PE in the afternoons.  All of the PE team regularly engage with our other staff by supporting them in PE lessons and/or extra-curricular activities to ensure the quality of teaching is strong and sustainable across the school.


Our objective is to put children at the heart of PE learning by:

  • Supporting learning in PE in the same way as other curriculum subjects
  • Recognising a child’s diverse needs (physical, cognitive, social, creative, health and emotional) as the focus of learning in P.E
  • Ensuring that learning experiences build on children’s previous achievements so that they can make progress according to their abilities and learn to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Providing children with access to a broad range of movement contexts and resources both indoors and outdoors, individually and with others that enable them to engage in purposeful, competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations
  • Identifying our most able pupils and ensure they have every opportunity to excel.

Please see our PE curriculum page for more information.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 per year plus an additional £10 per eligible pupil. Bedgrove Junior School will receive £20,800 in the academic year of 2022/23.


As outlined by The Department of Education the Primary PE and Sport Funding must be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years


There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

    Evaluated Action Plan for PE & Sports Premium Funding 2020/21


    All of our children in Year 5 attend swimming lessons every Friday afternoon (on hold due to COVID19) at the Gutmann Swimming Pool. The children attend for half a year and work towards the required competencies.  When children have not achieved the required competencies we fund extra small group or one to one sessions in the last week of the summer term each year.

    Children who can swim 25m:

    Before swimming lessons 30 children could swim 25m = 25% of cohort

    After swimming lessons 93 children could swim 25m = 78% of cohort

    After 1 to 1 booster sessions an additional 11 children could swim 25m = 87% of cohort

    Range of strokes:

    Children from Level 3 upwards who could display a range of strokes - 82 children = 68%

    Self - Rescue

    100% of children attended the water safety and rescue talk and were able to answer 3 questions about it.

    100% of children were able to complete a 'personal survival scenario' where they shout and wave for help, wear clothes in the pool (standing) and remove an item of clothing. Also throw a buoyant aid to a partner at least 5m from the side.

    100% of children could perform a reach rescue (throw a soft aid (woggle or clothing) to a partner and tow the partner to the side.

    88% of children could secure a partner at the side of the pool and call for help.