Emmaville Primary School

School PE & Sport

Emmaville PE Mission Statement

It is our aim at Emmaville Primary to provide the opportunity for our children to safely experience a range of sporting activities for their fun and enjoyment. Through carefully planned PE and sports activities we aim to ensure that all children are happy an enjoy PE, thus raising participation levels both in and out of school and therefore in turn, promoting healthy lifestyles.

We strive to provide high quality PE and sports teaching in both curriculum and after school clubs. We aim to ensure that within their own level of ability all children can achieve and experience success, thereby enabling them to reach their full potential.

We value the benefits of PE and sports to build children’s self-confidence, esteem and self-worth which is character building and essential for our pupils’ development.

We aim to provide opportunities for all children to experience competition at various levels both individually and as part of a team by means on in and out of school competitions. This will hopefully inspire children to participate fully and benefit from all aspects of sport physically, emotionally and socially.

What is the Sports Premium?

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for their children. From the academic years 2013/2014 to 2016/2017, the government provided funding of £150 million per annum. In 2017/2018, this premium was doubled for schools to further develop PE and sport.

In 2018/2019 schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per pupil. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.  Here at Emmaville, that meant £18,890 for the academic year 2019/2020 and £19,000 for this academic year 2020/2021.
Purpose of the Funding 

The School Sport Premium money is ring fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and sport provision in school. Schools will be expected to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education, physical activity and sport that they offer.

The Department of Education recommends that schools use the funding to;

  • Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
How will we Spend our Allocation at Emmaville?

PE and Sport is important and valued at Emmaville Primary School and this funding will help us to enhance and sustain current and future progressions. It is of the upmost importance to us that all children benefit from this sports funding, regardless of sporting ability.

As we have developed our action plan for 2020/2021, we have referred to advice provided by the government highlighting how schools can use the Sports Premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:

  • 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
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport


For more detailed information about this year's action plan, please use the link below.

What effect has the Sports Premium had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment?

Details of our previous Sports Premium spending and the impact of this can be seen by following the links below.

School Swimming

At Emmaville, we place high value on supporting our children to develop swimming skills. Our Sports Premium has been used to fund the professional development of one member of staff, who has been trained to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for our pupils.

Year 5 children attend Blaydon Leisure Pool once a week for the full academic year and are taught by specialist swimming teachers. They are supported to reach the recommended government guidelines. Children who do not reach this standard by the end of Year 5 will attend booster swimming lessons as they move into Year 6 until they reach the expected standard.


2023-24 Outcomes


Required Standard

Emmaville Outcomes

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

100% of all Year 6 and Year 5 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

  • use a range of strokes effectively


100% of all Year 5 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively by the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

100% of all year 5 pupils could perform a safe self-rescue in different water based situations by the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

Emmaville PE and Sport premium fund has been used to pay for membership of the ASA aquatic awards scheme to motivate and track pupils’ progress in swimming.

At Emmaville Primary School, the Primary PE and Sport premium has not been used to supplement national curriculum swimming requirements.

Emmaville Primary School has always worked closely with the Gateshead School Sport Partnership, many of the school priorities on this year’s PE Action Plan are being developed through the current SLA agreement and we fully endorse the following:

“The Gateshead School Sport Partnership co-ordinate activities and facilitate collaboration amongst other schools, their clusters and key partners.”

We have adopted the Gateshead School Sport Partnership mission:

“To build an active and healthy future for all young people through the provision of high quality PE, school sport and physical activity. We will focus our attentions on clear outcomes for our children and young people. We aim to realise the benefits of involvement in high quality PE and school sport for the young people of Gateshead in life as well as sport. This involvement will lead to many positive outcomes. “