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P.E and Sports Funding 

School P.E Leads: Mr. C Barrass and Mr. A. Whitfield

Sports Pupil Premium Breakdown 2018-2019

The government provides funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to all primary schools, providing a dedicated resource to increase PE and school sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on PE and sport in schools.  Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil: Blackfell will receive approximately £17,690 this academic year.

Aim for P.E and Sport at Blackfell Primary School

  • To raise the profile of P.E and sport
  • Continue to develop links with other schools through competitive participation in The Sunderland Schools Partnership and Oxclose Academy.
  • Continuous Professional development of teaching and support staff to improve their ability to deliver high quality PE and school sports in lessons and at play times.
  • Ensure appropriate levels of challenge and support through clubs and extended sports provision.
  • Ensure resourcing facilitates high quality experiences e.g. enough equipment for active participation of all pupils throughout all aspects of a PE lesson (this is topped-up through the Sainsbury’s vouchers).
  • Encourage more children to take part in sports inside and outside of school. 

Continuous Professional Development

All teachers have benefited from working with expert coaches where they observe model lessons and team teach areas they feel that they could be supported with further. In addition, new schemes of work have been bought and are used regularly to develop lesson sequencing and enhance teaching ideas. Staff have completed evaluation forms with very positive feedback; they have noted the impact this support continues to have on their development.

A speciast P.E coach supporting gymnastics
A speciast P.E coach supporting gymnastics


School Competition

Throughout the academic year, children will have participated in a wide range of different inter and intra School sports competition. Years 1-6 compete regularly against cluster schools with most children in KS2 participating in, at the very least, one sport. This also supports the transition process for our Year 6 pupils who have the opportunity to meet and compete with children that they will later be attending Oxclose Academy with.

Working with Championship Sports children compete in a range of sporting activities during breakfast club. lunchtimes and after school extra curricular clubs.  

Our school football team, competing in The Washington District Football League, play their games on a Thursday evening. 

An athletics festival at Oxclose Community Academy.  One of many throughout the academic year.
An athletics festival at Oxclose Community Academy. One of many throughout the academic year.
Blackfell Primary Girls' team on reaching the final of the Washington District Cup
Blackfell Primary Girls' team on reaching the final of the Washington District Cup


Increased after School Club Activities and Young Leaders.

At Blackfell we are supporting the PE curriculum’s aim to ensure that more children are active in their lives. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be active outside of school.

Blackfell pupils have had the opportunity to attend a range of different afterschool sports clubs that they may never have previously experienced. These include a wide range of activities from football through to archery and curling.

Coaches from Championship Sports have been employed to work with children on a lunchtime and afterschool, offering activities to support our inter and intra school competition. In addition, working with Mr. Anderson. a hired specialist P.E teaching assistant, Both KS1 and KS2 children have the opportunity, at a break and lunchtime,to compete and win points for their school house team. In addition, the children who attend breakfast club on a Friday morning participate in a fun an active session before the start of the school day.

The school sports board located in the KS2 hall offers ‘pathways’ for children to be directed to weekend and after school sports club away from school.

Our current Year 5 children will be working on the ‘Playmaker Award’ which is a great introduction into leadership for pupils aged nine and over. They will be utilising their skills to support with break and lunchtime activities.

After school hurling
After school hurling
An introduction to archery
An introduction to archery
Lunch time Boccia with Mr.Anderson
Lunch time Boccia with Mr.Anderson
Lunch time football with Championship Sports
Lunch time football with Championship Sports


Developing the Curriculum

Throughout the academic year, teachers and other agencies will work together to ensure the children have a fun and educational week learning about and participating in a variety of health, safety and fitness activities. Teachers will tailor their lessons around a range of related areas and issues: staying safe on the internet; stranger danger; road safety; people who can help us; a healthy lifestyle/diet and keeping our bodies and mind fit. The RNLI, a demonstration chef, The Lifestyle and Fitness Team, Hoopstarz and Glo fit will all help to ensure a fun and active year. Additionally, children from Nursery through to Year 6 will compete in a sponsored fitness activity.

The staff at Blackfell regularly apply the school ethos of risk-taking, resilience, resourcefulness, relationships and reflection into all P.E and sports lessons.


Healthy Cooking with the Demonstration Chef
Healthy Cooking with the Demonstration Chef
The Stepper Challenge.  Completing more than 8000 steps in a day.
The Stepper Challenge. Completing more than 8000 steps in a day.



We have recently had the school professionally mapped out for orienteering activities. This comprehensive resource includes the features and boundaries of our outside areas. The map can also be used to support other curriculum areas: for example position and direction within Mathematics and, with imagination, hunts and trails to support topic work and spelling. A resource pack has been provided and Keep Active will be providing staff training.

Resources to support the delivery of effective lessons are updated regularly. In addition, we have purchased equipment to support active break and lunchtimes.


We are delighted to announce that Blackfell Primay have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award.

The School Games Mark is a government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community; we are thrilled to have been recognised for our success!

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs.

To achieve the highest award of Platinum, our school must have successfully held a Gold award during the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 consecutively and achieve Gold during 2017/18.  In addition, we had to demonstrate our school’s achievements through case study evidence around how we involved our pupils in planning and delivering our competition offer.

We are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded and we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport.  We have certainly enjoyed celebrating their success and achievements!

Links to Sports Clubs in Washington

As well as the school sports board located in the KS2 hall, follow the link below to find a range of different after school and weekend sports clubs in and around the Washington area.

Inter School Sports

Below is a list of Inter School sports competitions that Blackfell will be competing in this academic year.  Working closely with Oxclose Community Academy, we play against four different cluster schools with winners progressing to the Sunderland finals and beyond. 

Blackfell Inter School Sports Festivals