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Sports Premium Funding

Our vision

Canon Barnett is committed to striving for excellence in all that we do at the school. Our vision is that pupils become creative and ambitious learners wwho strive to do their best at all times because they are motivated and guided by outstanding teams within the school. They will be able to contribute to their local community and understand how their actions impact on a wider, global world. They will be caring citizens who know how to keep themselves safe and who realise that they have a role to play in looking after others. AS we continue to develop our teaching and our curriculum we are aiming for outstanding in all that we do.

What is the sports premium?

Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the Government has provided funding for schools to secure a significant and lasting legacy for the children. The aim is to develop and enjoyment of sport and physical activity, and to promote a healthy lifestyle in pupils from an early age.

This academic year Canon Barnett will receive £8799.00

Purpose of the funding

All schools have to spend the sports funding on improving PE and sport provision. Our aim is to improve the quality of PE lessons as well as providing more sports for the children to try in school and during after school clubs. We want to give children the opportunity to try sports that they would not usually play.

Aims for our school sports premium

  • For all children to enjoy and benefit from high quality PE opportunities
  • To encourage children to experience sports they are not familiar with
  • To give children the chance to be active in after school activities
  • Children to have access to competitive sports and be involved in intra and inter competitions
  • For staff to access training opportunities and continue professional development
  • To develop the confidence and subject knowledge of staff so they can confidently coach children

How the funding was used in 2015-16

In 2015-16 Canon Barnett received £8799.00

We remained part of the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation to improve the provision of PE and sport. This also gave us the chance to provide extra sports focussed after school clubs to encourage children to be more active in their own time.

We also offered a lunch time sports club that every child from Key Stage 1 attended weekly and every child from Key Stage 2 attended on a fortnightly basis. This enabled the children to build upon their sports skills with a professional coach and develop their knowledge of the rule and strategies of common sports.

How we will use the funding for 2016-17?

We will remain part of the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation to continue to develop the provision of PE and sport. We will also provide extra sports focussed lunch time clubs to get all children in Key Stage 1 and 2 involved in additional sports.

Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation

The foundation was established in 2011 after the withdrawal of funding for school sports partnerships nationwide. In Tower Hamlets, schools and PE coaches/sports leaders wished to continue the excellent delivery of services. This would need to be funded partly by primary and secondary schools through establishing a service level agreement.

This SLA gives us:

  • Regular training for teachers and support staff
  • Two after school clubs each half term. The sports vary throughout the year. The clubs are run by professional coaches.
  • At least two sessions of curriculum support per week. These are led by sports development coaches and enables teachers to have high quality practical CPD in a range of sports.
  • Reduced costs for kayaking and sailing at the Docklands Sailing Centre.
  • Access to cluster and borough competitions/festivals in a range of sports.
  • Access to the London Youth Games.


  • A wide variety of sports on offer
  • Tower Hamlets Youth Sport foundation coaches delivery of alternative sports to children that would not ordinarily get the chance to take part in
  • All year groups accessed curriculum coaching support during the year
  • Up skilling teachers that work alongside coaches

“Pupils make rapid progress in literacy and numeracy and achieve well because their experiences in school are very well planned and engaging”

- Ofsted 2013