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Menheniot Primary School's Vision Statement


 “To be a leading village primary school where every individual is
welcomed, respected, motivated and enabled to develop their diverse abilities,
within a happy, stimulating and challenging environment.”


At Menheniot Primary School we believe that PE & Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil and that it has the potential to change young people's lives for the better. We welcomed the Government's announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons and in providing greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.


What Does the Sport Premium Mean for My School?


"Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this." (DfE, June 2013)


At Menheniot Primary School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration: Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We are spending the Sport Premium Grant on the following:


  • To increase participation in sport
  • To improve and develop teacher skills
  • To ensure that all children reach their sporting potential
  • To improve the quality of PE provision
  • To promote a healthy lifestyle, impacting on progress and attainment
  • To ensure that good foundations are laid in Key Stage 1
  • To be inclusive


We are working to a three year plan which specifies how we intend to use the funding each year. We are part of Arena, a Sports Partnership, based at Callington Community College, which provides staff development opportunities and competitions and leagues. Liskeard School and Community College also provides the children with opportunities for inter-school sports and competitions.


In addition to the above, we focus on a different sports coaching programme each year, using specialist coaches. In the first year, classes had six weeks of specialist coaching in Football, Dance, Cricket and in KS2 Athletics. Teachers received staff development through working with the coaches and observing. Feedback was very positive and the majority of staff felt that they had up-skilled as a result. In the second year we provided coaching in Tennis and Gymnastics. In 2015-2016 the children had specialist coaching in Hockey and Football in the Autumn Term. In the Spring Term, they had Gymnastics coaching and in the Summer Term, they received Athletics coaching. As mentioned above the teachers are working alongside this coaching and all feel that this has been very beneficial in terms of staff development and that they have a greater number of ideas for activities and an improved knowledge of the children's progression within the sports being coached. It has also given them the opportunity to observe the children in their classes and this has resulted in an improved awareness of the progress and attainment of individuals, their strengths and weaknesses. Teachers have then used this to inform their PE planning to ensure that they meet the needs of the children within their class.


In Spring 2015, we had a climbing wall constructed in our school grounds (partly funded by the Sport Premium Grant and partly funded by Menheniot School Association) with the aim of providing opportunities that many of our pupils would not have had before, increasing the range of sport on offer and of encouraging more physical activity at playtimes and lunchtimes. As a result, the children have been more active at playtimes and some have improved their co-ordination.


We hope to improve the surfacing in the area beside the Climbing Wall so that this can be used all year around and we also hope to reinstate the Long Jumping Pit in 2017-2018.


What is the impact? What have we achieved so far?

  • We frequently participate in local competition and have achieved considerable success in inter-school competition (Arena Primary Football League, Chance to Shine Cricket, East Cornwall Cross Country League, Caradon Hockey League, Liskeard Netball League). In Autumn 2015 we won the Liskeard Netball League and in Spring 2016, we won the Hockey League. Our Football Team came 4th in the area Football League which spanned from October 2016 until May 2017. In addition our Cross Country Team did extremely well with plenty of children winning medals and the Yr 3/4 and Yr 5/6 girls winning plates.
  • Pupil enthusiasm is high. A survey completed in November 2016 showed that 94% of children enjoyed PE and Sport in school. Some examples of comments of the comments made were: 'I am excited about PE, I look forward to PE, I like it when I run around the field, I like circuits. I love sports and thank you for keeping me fit at Menheniot Primary School.'
  • Pupil involvement is high. All children are fully involved in Sport and PE and have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports.
  • Staff confidence in teaching PE has increased as a result of working alongside experienced coaches. One member of staff, when surveyed in November 2016, said that 'coaching has given me new ideas and greater confidence'. This was echoed by the other responses received.
  • Staff knowledge and understanding of teaching sport has increased and attitudes are very positive.
  • Table tennis and a climbing wall have been introduced and are being used during most playtimes - children commented on this in the survey, saying that they enjoyed being able to play table tennis and the climbing wall has given them new skills.
  • Children have been motivated to join clubs and sporting activities outside school. 69% of all children, when asked in Dec 2016, took part in sports clubs - this is a 10% increase. In the Autumn Term 2016, 56% of children participated in the Cross Country, Hockey and Football Clubs. This percentage increased as the Spring and Summer sporting clubs took place. Each year we aim that 100% of children will have attended an extra-curricular sporting club during the academic year.
  • The prioritising of PE and Sport has had a positive impact on the children's knowledge and understanding about the importance of keeping fit and healthy. They are able to talk at length about the benefits of keeping fit and of being active and about about how important it is to eat a balanced diet and to look after themselves.

We are aiming to continue to raise pupil involvement in sport, to encourage all pupils to participate in after school sporting clubs and to continue to provide specialist coaching.



Staff knowledge and skills are continually being upgraded due to access to training opportunities and through working with the sports coaches. As a result the teaching in PE has improved and the teachers have a better bank of ideas for delivering the PE curriculum.

We hope, that through giving the children opportunities to be involved in different sports, that they will find a sport that they particularly enjoy and that they will continue to participate in once they leave Menheniot and that the enthusiasm that they have for sport and PE (evident in our November 2016 Survey) will continue. When discussing health and fitness with the children, they are able to explain all the components for a healthy lifestyle and know what they need to do in order to keep fit and healthy. We hope that they will continue to build upon this knowledge and understanding as they move into secondary education and beyond.

'Governor's Presentation' on Pupil Premium Expenditure and Impact



Amount Received:  £11,589.00

Chance to Shine Cricket Programme


Kwik Cricket Entry Fee


Dance Coaching


Football Coaching


Athletics Coaching


Traverse Climbing Wall & Installation   £3,000.00

Outdoor Table Tennis Table, Bats & Balls


Hockey and Rugby Balls


Outdoor magnetic whiteboard      £135.00

ARENA Membership (Callington Sports College)




Total Spent:   £5835.00

Carried Forward:






Football Coaching


Liskeard Competition Package


Gymnastics Coaching


Tennis Coaching


Athletics Coaching


ARENA Membership (Callington Sports College)      £450.00



Total Spent:




Arena SLA Membership

£475 (includes free PE Conference and Outdoor Learning Conference)

Lesson Observation Package

£295 (Spring/Summer)

Zero Gravity Gymnastics KS2


Arena MOT


Liskeard Competition Package


Sports equipment - SEN inclusion, top up for Table Tennis


Dance Project - Attik


Football Coaching


Inspirational Visit by Athlete and Workshops


Athletics Coaching


Cricket Coaching


Football Club for Year 1


Staff Development


Fencing (new sport)











Impact of Funding from 2016 - 2017

  • New sport was introduced (Fencing) which has enthused the children. This will now be introduced across all the classes.
  • Staff confidence in teaching Dance is much higher.
  • Staff feel that they now have a larger range of activities to promote football skills, to draw upon and are much more confident in teaching football with their classes.
  • Feedback as a result of PE monitoring provided by our PE teacher and an Arena specialist has led to improvements in teaching and learning in PE.
  • The vast majority of children are very positive about PE and Sport and feel that they have learnt a lot and made very good progress.
  • More children are active at playtimes since the introduction of Table Tennis.
  • More children have joined local sports clubs than in previous years.
  • The children who regularly compete were inspired by the international athlete's visit and in the discussion that followed, they demonstrated their own clear goals within their chosen sport.


Planned Expenditure for 2017-2018

Table Tennis Coaching

Tag Rugby Coaching and Staff Development

Tag Rugby Club for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Waterproof iPADs designed for the outdoors to assist children's self evaluation in PE

Arena membership £500

Tennis Coaching

Zero Gravity Gymnastics Coaching and Professional Development for teachers

Staff training in Outdoor and Adventurous Education

Development of inter-school events and tournaments



School Competition Levels




Cornwall Games


Diary of Events









School Games



Outdoor Ed








Links with Local Clubs











Identified area for support: Dance

Audit: Pupils Teachers Parents Resources



The construction of a 'mile track' has resulted in a significant increase in physical activity during playtimes and lunchtimes with children challenging themselves to walk/jog/run certain distances. They have also been encouraged in this through 'Health week Challenges' and 'Sponsored Activity events'. The all-weather track has also allowed children to walk/jog/run in wet weather when usually they would have been confined to the playground.

The introduction of fencing has enthused a number of children and has resulted in a new set of knowledge and skills. Professional development in this has ensured that staff have gained a knowledge of the basic moves and confidence in teaching them.

The provision of upper strength equipment in the Trim Trail has enabled the children to develop upper body strength and awareness.

Coaching in Athletics and Gymnastics have provided valuable professional development for staff and has enabled them to increase their knowledge and understanding in these sports and to expand their range of skills, which has benefitted the children.

The purchase of support in observation from the PE Advisor has enabled her to work alongside our PE Co-ordinator to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The quality of lessons has notably increased and staff are reported to be more confident in teaching this subject.

The purchase of a competition package from the secondary school has enabled our pupils to continue to have many opportunities to attend multi-sports festivals and other competitive events. It has also enabled our 'Gifted and Talented' in PE and Sport to work with other children of the same level.


A Sport's Survey completed by the children from Reception to Year 6 in July 2018 revealed that:

-the vast majority of the children enjoyed PE and Sport's lessons (over 90% in 5 out of 7 year groups).

-at least half the children in each year group belong to a sport's club or do sports outside school (the most popular was swimming).

-the vast majority of the children use the Running Track and in most classes this was over 90% of the children in that class.

-the vast majority of the children feel that they have improved in Sport over the last year (in 5 out of 7 year groups this was over 90% of the children in that class).

43% of the pupils attend a school sport's club. We hope to increase this percentage in 2018-2019 through providing a greater range of sport's clubs and providing some of the sports suggested by the children in the surveys.




PE Survey Results July 2018