PE and Sports Premium Funding

Academic Year 2022-23

Abbeyfields First School received  £18,330 in PE and Sport Premium funding in the academic year of 2022-2023.

Cost Intent Implementation Impact Sustainability
£11,200 All children will have the opportunity to develop their key physical skills and instil a love of physical activity by having the opportunity to take part in competitions and festivals. On-going staff CPD will ensure quality teaching, enabling our children to gain knowledge and key skills to progress to their full potential. Be part of the Morpeth & Ponteland School Sports Partnership – 1 full day of expert-led curriculum PE per week including access to sports competitions, festivals, after school clubs and sports CPD. Our children have taken part in regular specialist-led PE lessons and have shown good progress in key skills.  Children have shown a keenness to become involved in the opportunities offered to them – 

Multiskills events


Problem solving

Quad Kids



Gymnastics competition

This has led to children having a love of physical activity and therefore more likely to join in after school physical activities.

To continue to offer children these experiences in the next academic year.  
£560 To help children manage their emotional regulation, whilst boosting their self-esteem, body awareness and mindfulness.  Increasing their concentration, memory, strength and flexibility.    Weekly yoga sessions by a trained yoga teacher A lot of our children have been impacted by the Covid pandemic.  Yoga has helped to give these children the opportunity needed to help their personal, social and emotional skills develop.   Children will continue in their learning journey with an increased skills set.

Staff who have taken part in these sessions will have increased confidence to carry on delivering similar sessions themselves.

£200 To encourage teamwork, sportsmanship and a sense of belonging.  To develop a sense of pride and achievement. Printing certificates for each child after the London Mini Marathon and Abbeyfields Sports Day.

Printing and laminating bibs for children to wear who took part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Children enjoy receiving recognition for their efforts, which in turn encourages them to talk about their achievements and want to repeat them.

Giving the children a sense of belonging and instilling great sportsmanship ethics.

Children will want to repeat sporting experiences and take part in the wider community events too.

Children will be proud of their achievements and a love of sport will be developed.

£400 To participate in a local rugby festival and develop their skills. We hired a bus to take a group of children to a Rugby event. The children competed in a rugby festival.  They felt proud to be part of the Abbeyfields team and developed many skills including


Team work

Trying their best


Supporting/encouraging others

The children chosen for this event do not play rugby outside of school – they are developing their skills. Hopefully these children will now have the confidence to want to play rugby regularly. 
£5645 To enhance PE lessons; particularly Dance and Gymnastics with music and video.  To encourage self and peer assessment. Hall audio visual equipment  Staff can now choose a range of music to use in PE lessons.  The children can watch a particular dance or movement before attempting it themselves.  Staff can use IPads to record the children.  The children can watch their activities immediately, then they can self-reflect and peer assess. Children will get more confident in assessing themselves and their peers.  They will continue to develop their reflection skills and increase their confidence.
£550 To raise the profile of sport and PE across the school. Staff PE tops Staff look professional and committed to PE.  The children respond well as they can see their teacher is ready for PE; just like they are.  Parents and carers see staff wearing their PE tops and this therefore establishes a confidence by which staff are dedicated to the teaching of PE in school and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Good quality tops have been purchased, ensuring durability.  Any new members of staff will also receive a PE top.  Children will continue to see their teachers as a good role model for sport.

Planning for the Future

Going forward, we feel that it is vital to continue our membership of the Morpeth and Ponteland School Sports partnership. The specialist teaching is outstanding and the opportunities for our children to access high quality taster sessions and workshops in a wide range of sporting activities is invaluable – something we simply could not offer on our own or without the benefit of the SSP. Accessing stimulating and supportive CPD will continue to upskill our staff members.