PE and Sports Premium Funding 2020-2021

The school received Department for Education PE and Sports Grant Funding in the amount of £16,400 for the 2020-2021 academic year. The school utilises the funding in line with the Department for Education Guidance, which is to

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

At Linden Lodge School our diverse pupil population means that pupils need access to Sports and physical activities in highly differentiated ways often through inter-disciplinary approaches including teachers working alongside habilitationists and physiotherapists. We pride ourselves on our outstanding facilities and regard PE and Sports as part of our core curriculum offer.

We have utilised the funding to contribute to five specific areas:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activities
  • The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Staff development and training
  • Specialist coaching related to our complexity of need
  • Extending sporting opportunities through competitive games

The use of the funding in line with DfE Guidelines, and impact of this funding, is monitored through school governance and Southfields Academy trustees.

We plan to use it as follows:

Key indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activities.

  • We intend to ensure that all pupils have access to regular physical activities and exercises throughout their day at school. The timetable is designed in the way that supports facilitation of regular physical and active breaks.  
  • PE and Sports team supports pupils in accessing regular physical breaks in collaboration with the therapy and habilitation team.

Total allocated: £4615


 Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

  • Silver School Games award 2020 (further sports participation, leadership activities, clubs , house captains, sports voice for pupils in newsletters, intra and inter house competitions, 25+ inter house competitions for all abilities range).
  • OCR certification Cambridge Nationals in Sports Science for Yr 9-10 (29 weeks average + additional time for VI adaptations).
  • OCR Entry levels Certificate in Physical Education for Yr 8 and 9 (2 years curriculum).

Total allocated: £1700


   Key indicator 3: Staff development and training

  • Implement Earwig Academic assessment frameworks to refine our reporting of impact and outcomes in PE and physical activity.
  • Implement Engagement Profile and Scale in facilitating physical activities and sports.
  • Continue the development of the inter-disciplinary curriculum framework in PE, hydro and swimming through school based teaching and therapy staff and external consultancy including Disability Sports UK.
  • A specialist coaching for the VI pupils.
  • Continue Hallewick programme.

Total allocated: £7950



Key indicator 4: Specialist coaching related to our complexity of need


  • Duke of Edinburgh provision – continue to develop resources and programmes to enable the PE department to run the physical module on the course.

Total allocated: £815


  Key indicator 5 : Extending sporting opportunities through competitive games

  • Pathway to Paralympics with gifted students linking with external agencies building on community links.

Total allocated: £1320 


Department for Education Year 7 Catch-Up Funding for Literacy and Numeracy

In 2019-20 the school received Department for Education funding in the amount of £500 per learner in Year 7 for ‘Catch-up Literacy and Numeracy’ to support interventions at the entry to Key Stage 3.

The allocated funding for 11 pupils was £5,500.

The school utilises this funding in two ways:

  • To support the cost of a Literacy Intervention Teaching Assistant and a Numeracy Intervention Teaching Assistant
  • To purchase specialist resources which are age appropriate to promote learning priorities for cognition and communication

The impact of this funding is monitored through the Governing Body, Southfields Academy Trustees and through hard and soft data analysis.