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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Sports Premium Grant

Our Intent for Sport at Fawbert & Barnard’s Primary School

At Fawbert and Barnard's we pride ourselves in our sporting success, the quality of our PE curriculum, the wealth of opportunities given to pupils to participate in competitive sports and games and the range of extra-curricular sports clubs offered to all children.

We are very proud of the amount of PE and sport that is taught with such enthusiasm from our teachers and sports coaches. Because of this success we have seen a vast improvement in our children's attainment in PE, overall physical development, healthy lifestyles and the ability to reach the performance levels they are capable of both in and outside of school in regards to sporting event success.

Fawbert and Barnard's are proud to have been awarded the School Games Gold Kitemark Award for the past 4 years with the exception of 2020, with the Coronavirus forcing school closures and a cancellation of the Kitemark award. The Kitemark, a nationally recognised award, rewards schools for their commitment to, and development of, PE, school sports clubs and competition.

Our aims for Sports at Fawbert and Barnard’s and how we will implement actions to attain them in the coming year

  • Further develop the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced.
    • The PE specialist will lessons; these lessons can then be re-created for the teachers whose class are taught by her to solidify the learning and master the skills.
    • The teachers will be coached by the PE specialist how to teach a series of lessons building on skills allowing for new experiences and skills to be taught across the Key Stages.
  • To promote the ethos that all children can benefit regardless of sporting ability.
    • We will provide sports clubs that all children are welcome to apply to allowing all children access to extra-curricular sports.
    • As a school we will bring a range of teams and children to events as this will allow all children to aspire to compete.
    • At some events the school will run multiple teams varying in ability so all children can compete.
    • Activities in lessons will build on a skills basis so all children can access sports at Fawbert & Barnard’s at varying levels.
  • Set up and run at least one Change for Life club to support and engage the less active children.
    • Our PE specialist will run a club for Year 3/4 children initially and then continue to run a variety of different clubs across the year to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
    • We will continue to monitor registers of which children are attending clubs and encourage all children to apply for clubs.
  • Increase the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate.
    • We will attend as many festivals, from the Harlow Schools Sports Partnership, against other schools within the town for the children to compete.
    • Attending a range of sports will allow a variety of children to attend and broaden our competitive base.
    • We will teach a wide range of sports in PE lessons so the children are prepared for the competition at festivals.
    • We will celebrate both our achievements and our participation as a whole school.
  • Increase pupils' participation in the School Games through continued subscription and membership of the Harlow School Sports Partnership.
    • In sports such as football, tag rugby, netball, cricket where there are two festivals for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 we will try to bring a wide range of children.
    • We will bring a mixture of boys and girls to the sporting festivals to provide a set of role models for the other children in the class.
    • Practising in class PE lessons will allow the PE specialist to select from a wide pool of children and a future aim will be for as high a percentage of children to have attended tournaments.
    • We will make an active effort to attend tournaments and festivals that we have not participated in previously.
    • Year on year we will try new and different events in 2020 we were to attend the swimming gala but it was postponed due to COVID 19.
  • Make links to other community sports providers - encourage pupils to join out-of-school sports clubs.
    • We will be reaching out to adults linked to the school: parents, volunteers, governors, teachers etc who can provide links with other sports clubs.
    • As a school our leadership will contact nearby sports clubs and enquire whether an extra-curricular sports club can be run in school.
  • Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport - through sports leader initiative.
    • We will use sports leaders to run the Sports Day in summer term.
    • During lessons children will show leadership by leading teams, encouraging others and providing advice.
    • At break and lunchtime the play leaders will get equipment out and play games to show how to use the equipment sensibly.
  • Purchase equipment to offer access to new sports and activities as and when required.
    • An audit of the equipment will happen each term assessing whether new equipment is needed for the playground.
    • The play leaders, teachers, leadership of the school and club leaders will tell the subject lead whether they require additional equipment.
    • All necessary sports equipment, which is damaged or lost, will be replaced.
    • If a class is teaching a new sport then all equipment necessary to teach the skills and competitive aspects of that sport will be purchased through the Sports Premium fund.


Attached is our 2020/21 expenditure of Sports premium as well as our preposed 2021/22 expenditure.

 90% of the cohort of Year 6 leaving at the end of 2020/21 who were able to:

  •       swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  •       use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and     
  •       perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations