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St Lawrence CE Primary School



What is the PE and sports premium?


The legacy of London 2012 and Rio 2016 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools have received additional PE funding and continue to do so. Each school receives £8000 plus an £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils. St Lawrence CE Primary School received £8,690 for the current academic year.


This is a statement from the Department for Education and Education Funding Agency about how the government expect school sports funding to be used. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.


Schools should use the premium to:


  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, you can use your funding to:


  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools


How does this affect our school?


To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to further support them in the delivery of high quality PE and games lessons. The PE teacher we have employed (Leo Maliphant) will work across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.



Who have we employed?                                      

"My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time is split evenly between nine schools in Alton.

As a PE specialist I use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context. I have had many opportunities to teach and coach in a variety of contexts with both secondary and primary children, not just in this country but also abroad. I  provide and develop new, exciting and challenging lessons for all in the cluster." Leo Maliphant


What are the aims for this role?

1. To increase teachers’ confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons

2. To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use

3. To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other

4. To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school


How is the rest of the money going to be used?

In addition to employing a cluster PE teacher the school has employed Premier Sports and CM Sports to run a range of after school PE clubs for our children to participate in. These clubs vary from term to term depending on the interests of the children. Decisions regarding the clubs on offer are decided through discussion with the children. Clubs are offered to both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children. The clubs presently include football, fencing, dodgeball, rhythmic gymnastics, hockey and golf.


Breakdown of  spending:


  1. Cluster PE teacher - £4000

  2. After School Sports Clubs - £ 3000

  3. Rock Challenge -£ 690

  4. Financial support for children to attend after school/holiday clubs - £1000


Impact of sports funding:


The teachers at St Lawrence School have developed their skills and expertise at teaching a whole range of sports including orienteering, gymnastics, basketball and tennis having been supported by Leo Maliphant on a regular basis.


The majority of children at St Lawrence have attended after school sports clubs. Many are now part of clubs run by associations in Alton and the surrounding towns for example: swimming, gymnastics, football and cricket. Their successes are celebrated during our weekly Celebration assembly.


Leo Maliphant has organised a range of interschool competitions including swimming galas and cross country races which many children have participated in.