The Greneway Middle School

The Greneway Middle School

Garden Walk, Royston, Herts. SG8 7JF
Telephone: 01763 243650  (School Receptionist, Mrs N Johnson)   Email:


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Greneway Sport Premium

Physical Activity, Physical Education and School Sport at Greneway

Physical activity, Physical Education and School Sport are similar in that they all include physical movement, but there are crucial differences between them, as clarified in the following descriptions:

Physical activity is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel and routine, habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.

Physical Activity Recommendations for Health (PDF 228KB)

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and this is delivered to all pupils.

“The aim of PE is to develop physical competence so that all children are able to move efficiently, effectively and safely and understand what they are doing. The outcome – physical literacy – is as important to children’s overall development as literacy and numeracy.”  (AfPE 2013)

This involves both ‘learning to move’ and ‘moving to learn’. The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.

School sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (extra-curricular) within school settings. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. Our school sport programme has the potential to broaden, extend and enrich the learning that takes place in PE. It also forms a vital link with community sport and activity.

Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) at Greneway
We are proud of the PE curriculum and sporting opportunities that we have on offer at Greneway. We believe that PE and School Sport, not only contributes to the physical development of pupils, but also makes a significant contribution to pupils' personal well-being and enjoyment of school.

The ‘Sport Premium’ will enable us to enhance our provision.

Primary Age Sports Funding: Sport Premium
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.

What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium?
The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 – 2016/17 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. 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 (Key Stage 2: Year 5/6 at Greneway) Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and School Sport for all their children.

From September 2017 the government are allocating funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE and school sport. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Greneway that will mean around £18,000 a year.

The sport funding can only be spent on improving sport and PE provision in schools.

Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium

ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport

The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:        

To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.           

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
  • the profile of PE and sport being 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

Swimming and Water Safety:

For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within our year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

This condition has been added in response to recommendations from the Swim Group, who reviewed curriculum swimming and water safety in primary schools.

Purpose of funding

We have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how we do this.
Uses at Greneway for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers (our own NEHerts SSP SSCO) or qualified sports coaches (our own Greneway coaches) to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will we be spending the Sports Premium and who will benefit?

Please see Action Plans and Evaluations:

In order to fully fund the programmes, the school will also be making a further financial contribution.

How will the impact be measured:

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation(PDF 293KB)

Please see specific Action Plans and their Evaluations above

Primary PE and Sport Premium Expenditure 2013 - 2015(PDF 195KB)

Primary PE and Sport Premium Expenditure 2013 - 2017(PDF 175KB)

RD Work Schedule 2014-2015(PDF 255KB)

RD Work Schedule 2015-2016(PDF 245KB)

RD Work Schedule 2016-2017(PDF 264KB)

PE and Sporting Provision at Greneway(PDF 365KB)

PE Development Plan 2015/2016 (PDF 163KB)

PE Development Plan 2016/2017 (PDF 205KB)

Greneway Extra-curricular Clubs

Autumn/Spring 2017 (PDF 172KB)

Competition Fixtures

Fixtures Lists

Autumn 2017 (PDF 70KB)

PESS Pupil Perceptions Survey 2015 (PDF 140KB)
#This is the survey for 2015. Surveys 2007 – 2015 can be seen on request

PESS Pupil Perceptions Survey 2016(PDF 217KB)

Sport Premium Case Studies (PDF 32KB)
#Other Case studies can be seen on request

NE Herts School Sports Partnership Reports

Link to PE page of website

Link to PE gallery