Diamond Academy Oct 2017 yard playground breaktime

Sports premium and PE information

Since October 2013, schools have received the PE and Sport Grant from the Government to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is allocated to schools to fund extra, sustainable improvements to PE and sport in school so that children develop healthy, active lifestyles. Schools receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil per year.

Sports premium funding 2019/20

At Diamond Hall Junior Academy, we will use our sports premium funding in 2019/20 to:

  • Fully participate in local cluster school competitions.
  • Increase the provision for children to participate in school clubs, before school and after school.
  • Develop PE teaching through the opportunities to observe and team teach with qualified coaches.
  • Develop links to local sports clubs and advertising clubs.
  • Develop children’s understanding of leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Encourage all children to participate in sports and recognise their own achievements.


Sport Premium Funding - 2019/20 -  £19,170

Planned cost this year

Success criteria


Bronze SLA

SLA aims to support the school with PE provision and provide opportunities for all children to participate in a wide range of events, including competitive, wellbeing and festival events. These events aim to develop sporting skills with a focus on sportsmanship and key skills. 

Children to take part in the Play Maker Award to then help develop games at breaks and lunchtimes with the younger children.

Paul Cummings

Specialist sports coaches working with children at lunchtimes to develop football skills and help improve sportsmanship within the sport.

Providing places in after school clubs to improve the amount of weekly physical activity offered to children.

Marie Mould (Lambton Street)

Specialist street dance coach runs an afterschool club on Thursday. This club is aimed at children across the school and encourages children to participate in dance outside of school.

Competitive events

Increased participation in intra and inter sports competition.


Provide swimming opportunities for two year groups instead of one.

Support children in their ability to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Active Teach

Active maths and English resources to enable children to be physically active in other areas of the curriculum.

Children can access the maths and English curriculum through fun active games. Games can be completed in pairs, groups and independently.

The wide range of games allows children to develop their problem-solving skills, team work skills and their sportsmanship.

Training delivered to all staff.

Playground equipment

A range of playground equipment is available for children to use at lunch and play time. This allows children to play co-operatively and take responsibility for the equipment.

The following plan shows how the premium is being allocated in our school:

Key Performance Indicators

Programme/ Initiative





The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.


Use of Maths of the Day to get pupils active during more lessons.


Footie4Kids – lunchtime football coaches and an afterschool club


Street dance after school club










Increased activity during lesson times.


Increased physical activity through structured games at lunchtimes.


Opportunity for all children to take part in a range of physical activities after school.


Make links with local sporting clubs.



More active lessons.


38% of children have structured active lunchtimes through Footie4Kids

Pupil Voice:

‘He organises fair games.’

‘The games are played properly.’

‘Coaches split teams fairly.’

‘We get to learn new skills.’

‘Helps with sportsmanship when a team loses.’


15 children take part in Footie4Kids once a week.

Pupil Voice:

‘We get to improve our skills.’

‘It’s fun to play with friends.’


15 Children take part in street dance once a week.

Pupil Voice:

‘It’s fun when we learn new moves.’

‘It’s very energetic.’

‘I like learning new routines.’


Waiting list of children who wish to attend both clubs.


KS2 children to be able to swim 25m


Additional swimming lessons for Y3 pupils



Increased percentage of children who can swim 25m.


67% of Y3 children who can swim 5m+ ready to develop technique in Y4 to reach 25m. 


13% of Y3 children achieved 25m ready to develop swimming technique in Y4


94% of Y3 children enjoy their swimming lessons and comment on it being a valuable life skill.

The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement


SLA Primary Agreement


  • Flagship events
  • Transport to some flagship events
  • Access to CPD
  • Leadership training for Y5 students.




Increased pupil participation in School Games.

Opportunities for all pupils across school to participate in a wide range of competitions against children from other local schools.

PE Coordinator to develop their knowledge and skills of leading and developing PE and sport within school.


30 Y5 children attended a trampolining festival.

Pupil Voice:

‘We got to see what it was like in a proper gymnasium.’

‘It was fun to use the equipment and get tips from the coaches.’


Children more involved with sports outside of school.

Pupil Voice:

‘More challenging sport experiences.’

‘Get to compete with against different people.’

‘Enjoy working as a team with my friends.’


PE Coordinator has attended meetings used to help enhance PE and sport within school.


Young leaders have more responsibilities within school.


Increased participation in competitive sport


Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils



High 5 league

High 5 Tournament

Football League

Tag Rugby Competition

Sports Hall Athletics


Transport to and from festivals and fixtures.


Skipping School

Skipping competition













Opportunities for pupils to participate in competition against other schools.


To increase pupil participation in School Games.


Rewarding and recognising sports within school.


High 5 League

9 children

High 5 Tournament

12 children

Football League

10 Children

Tag Rugby Competition

10 children

Sports Hall Athletics

10 children

Skipping School

87 children

(30 in final team)

Skipping Competition

30 children




School Games Mark

  • 2017-18 – pending
  • Silver Mark 2016-17
  • Bronze Mark 2015-16

Great Active Sunderland School Charter

  • Gold 2017-18
  • Silver 2016-17
  • Gold 2015-16


Sports Hall Athletics

16 children went to Farringdon to take part in an athletics competition. We went as a strong team and worked hard on the day. We had to do a range of running, throwing and jumping events throughout the afternoon. Overall we finished 4th. We were very proud of ourselves. We did exceptionally well in some of the events such as the four lap relay race where our boys finished first and the balance test where our girl finished first. It was a great afternoon and the children supported each other well in every event.


13 children took part in this year’s gymnastics competition. We were lucky enough to have two teams. When we arrived, we could see it was going to be a tough day. There were two parts to the competition; the floor routine and the vault. In the floor routine, our A team came 5th and our B team came 7th. Our high scorers for their floor routine were Ellie Mae Ing and Georgia Matthews.

For the vault, Team A came 3rd and Team B came 5th. We had joint top scorers in the event as both Hollie Williams and Samantha Ward scored a 9.4. Both teams were very pleased with their performances on the day.


Team A

Team B








High 5

The High 5 squad have taken part in the winter league this year and the summer tournament. The progress they have made over the year has been spectacular. In the winter league, our team 1 went to the cluster final and made it to 4th place. In the summer tournament, Team 2 unfortunately lost all of their matches whereas Team 1 won their first two but sadly lost their third. This meant they just missed out on finals putting their place as 5th. We were still immensely proud of all the players as they have all progressed so well over the year.

Sports Clubs


  • Active Games Club – 3.15-4.30


  • Y5/6 Football Club – 3.15-4.30


  • Y6 High 5 Club – 3.15-4.15
  • Y3/4 Football Club


  • Street Dance – 3.15 – 4.30

Sports leaders 

Every class in school has their own sports leaders. These children help with the running of the playground and overseeing of yard equipment.

This year, all of the Year 5 children worked with Mrs Allan to complete the playmaker award. This is an introduction into leadership for children. These children have then helped support the younger children on the yard by providing structured games and activities for them to take part in.

School Games Values 

The school games values are displayed in our hall on the sports display. During each PE lesson, different values are discussed. They are also linked into other areas of school life linking well with our rights respecting school ethos. 

Our school’s sports day was split into two parts. Half of the day was spent on the yard competing in different events. The other half of the day children spent their time working with their class on the different games values.

The 6 School Games Values

DETERMINATION: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

RESPECT: Show respect for the referee, for the opposition, for your team mates, for yourself and for the game. Accepting victory and defeat with grace, treating others politely and with understanding. Have respect every day, in every sport and for everyone.

TEAM WORKTreating everyone equally, supporting each other and working together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success and be a positive team player.

HONESTY: Be honest with others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing and what you know is right. Let the best person win, not the best cheat.

SELF-BELIEF: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best

PASSION: Giving it 100 per cent. Put your heart and soul into the game and never give up. Passion makes you enter the race and passion makes you finish it.