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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

PE and Sports Premium

  PE @ JC  2020-21

Evidence of Impact PE and Sports funding 2020-21

Cricket competition at Trent College


On Thursday 8th July, 17 JC cricketers headed off to

Trent College to take part in an Inter school cricket competition. The 'JC Smashers' and the 'JC Superstars' played in six 25 minute matches and showed great teamwork and resilience against very experienced opponents. Our team performances improved as the day went on and we were happy to return with two small trophies. The venue was amazing and I was very proud of our sporting behaviour and the way we followed our JC promises out of school, especially being positive and proud, as I was certainly very proud of each and everyone of them! Thanks also to Mrs Hosker for her help and support on the day and to the JC friends and parents who come along to support us.

Cricket at Trent College

Wheelchair Tennis session 29.06.21

The YR4 children had the opportunity to meet up and coming wheelchair tennis player Abbie Breakwell (sister of Miss Breakwell in Ladybirds class) who is ranked 5th in the world (junior) and GB team member. She worked with all the YR4 children explaining how to use the wheelchair, play tennis and how she has met the challenge of having a disability through determination and hard work.



Curriculum Support paid for from the PE and Sports Premium


Yr3 Tennis coaching from the Tennis Centre coach James Kale


YR4 Gymnastics CPD coach from Premier Sport


YR3 Cricket coaching CPD provided by Joe Ashdown


YR1/YR4 Athletics CPD and coaching provided by Martin Tilling

Croquet Stay and Play Session

SUMMER 2 After School Clubs



Children in YR5 began their twice cancelled swimming sessions at Harvey Haddon Sports Village, in the Summer Term and will complete a 16 week block by the end of the school year.


They were joined by the YR6 children, who are completing their 6 week TOP-UP swimming sessions in the Summer 2 term


Sports for Champions Fundraising event


On Thursday 20th May, the children and staff of John Clifford School, were put through their paces by Eden Francis Commonwealth medallist (Shot-putt and discus) and Ottillie Robinson-Shaw (World Champion Freestyle Kayaker) as part of the Sports for Champions sponsored fitness event. The children had to complete timed activities, including spotty dogs, leg shoots, press-ups, and star jumps to raise money for the school and for a group of 33 aspiring Olympic athletes. The JC community were amazing, we raised over £3100 which is absolutely incredible. Thanks also go out to the YR1 classes (Oak and Maple) who raised the most money and to everyone who supported this event.

Photos from the Sports for Champion sponsored event

Skipping Workshop


PE provision during Covid



School's Games Mark Accreditation



The Sports Premium is designed to increase the level of skills children have in all areas of sport, to increase their level of fitness and also their enjoyment of sporting activities.

Since the Sports Premium funding began, we have provided the children with a range of different sporting opportunities, enhanced the PE curriculum and trained our school staff to deliver high quality sports lessons.

In 2013, the government allocated £450 million to improve Physical Education and Sport in primary schools over three years. The vision of the government is that: ‘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. The continuation of the Sports Premium funding will enable us to sustain the impact of high quality sports provision in the following areas:

  1. Teachers develop their subject knowledge in delivering sporting lessons through CPD training, allowing them to deliver a range of sports lessons across the full curriculum
  2. Teachers develop their subject knowledge through support from specialist coaches
  3. Teachers develop their expertise in games through the purchase of new equipment
  4. Children leave school being able to swim the required 25m, following a carefully planned programme of swimming lessons in Year 3 & 6
  5. Children in Years 1-6 have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting clubs
  6. Children have the opportunity to try new sports and sporting activities



JOHN CLIFFORD Subject Specific Skills progression

Sporting Opportunities across school




  • YR5 Swimming lessons at Harvey Haddon Olympic sized pool
  • YR4 Handball sessions with CPD for staff outside provider
  • Table Tennis club (Academy YR5/6 Monday after school club)
  • Sports lead attended PE network meeting for Broxtowe Active Schools partnership
  • YR3 Sports Academy begins Monday pm
  • Netball and football school teams begin training schedule after trials
  • Lunchtime Judo Club (Tuesday and Friday)



  • YR3/4 girls football after school club
  • Netball after school development  squad
  • 11th October YR2 Pine class Balance Festival at Bramcote College (25 pupils)
  • 15th October YR3 Meerkats Rugby Festival at Nottingham Casuals Rugby ground (29 pupils)
  • 16th October YR5/6 Cross Country run Hall Park Academy      (41 pupils) JC WINNERS OF YR5 GIRLS RACE (and second place) and winners of the Spirit of the Games Certificate
  • YR5 swimming sessions continue
  • 16th October 'Restart a Heart day' healthy living advice and basic CPR information
  • Lunchtime Judo Club (Tuesday and Friday)


  • YR5 swimming sessions continue
  • Lunchtime Judo Club (Tuesday and Friday)
  • Friday 8th November Tennis Roadshow (YR1-3) 180 pupils
  • Monday 18th November British Heart Foundation presentation of cheque for £2000 for money raised by Jump Rope for Heart and 12 digital skipping ropes for pupils who raised over £50 and 420 certificates for all the children who took part in the event
  • Monday 18th November presentation by the organisers of the Park Run to invite families to the Beeston event, on Saturday 23rd November


Inaugural JC Park Run 23rd November 2019

  • Monday 25th November 2 members of staff attend the PE Sports Conference at Eastwood Hall
  • Wednesday 27th November Table tennis assembly and talent sift for YR3/4


  • Monday 2nd December YR2 Willow Class Agility Festival at Alderman White School


  • KS2 Fitness assessments (FUNDAMENTALS) setting a baseline and targets for personal best
  • Indoor rowing trials YR3-6
  • Purchase of new playground equipment using the money raised in the Jump Rope for Heart sponsored event
  • Purchase of new curriculum equipment
  • 10th January Table Tennis sessions on Friday afternoons and Development Squad training  (after school club)
  • New FS after school club (Multi-skills)
  • YR3/4 Girls football club restarts after winter break
  • Monday Sports Academy begins for YR4
  • YR2 Chance to Shine Cricket coaching (6weeks)
  • YR5 Handball CPD and curriculum support begins
  • Water safety assembly for FS/KS1 and KS2 run by Nottingham City Swimming
  • Chance to Shine Cricket assembly KS1
  • Dance CPD twilight for staff (2hrs)
  • Sports Festival at Kimberley School (10 pupils)
  • Bike-ability (YR6) 24th/27th/28th January
  • Cross Country County Final, Berry Hill Park Mansfield (4 finalists)



YR6 Bikeability January 2020


We were delighted to host First Grade Coaching again on Monday and Tuesday to carry out the most challenging part of the  Bikeability Level 2 Course.   This involved our Year 6s training on the roads around Beeston, learning the rules of the road for junctions and how to safely turn left and right.  Children also had to negotiate traffic and parked cars, using the 'life-saver look' and displaying a great sense of road awareness - skills that will be essential for those planning to cycle to secondary school in September.  Although we had no rain this year, conditions were distinctly chilly and we were very proud of all our pupils for their focus and resilience!  Everyone who was able to take part this week achieved the Level 2 award and we look forward to presenting certificates and badges in assembly next Monday.  

Water Safety Assembly

Chance to Shine- Cricket Coaching and assembly

YR3/4 Girl's Football


On Wednesday evening, the staff took part in a two hour training session on DANCE (which had been identified on a CPD questionnaire, as an area of the curriculum where the staff felt they needed some additional support). The facilitator came from iMoves (our PE scheme) and provided some excellent training,  and gave the staff lots of ideas for structuring and running the dance curriculum.

Cross Country County FINALS 1st February 2020 

On a cold and windy morning in Mansfield, our three County Finalists Elsie, Flora and Mathilda ran amazingly in very tricky conditions. It was extremely muddy and some of the runners lost their trainers, but luckily they made it through, with Elsie coming in 15th out of 85 YR5/6 runners.


  • Indoor Rowing Competition 06/02/20 (24 pupils YR3-6)








Cross Country Team

Wollaton Park

14th February 2020


Croquet Club JC runners up in the County Croquet competition


South Broxtowe School's netball and Football Tournament 23rd May 2019

County Netball Tournament 16th May 2019

Skipping workshops


In preparation for our sponsored ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ Event on the 18thJune we had 2 days of skipping workshops with Dan the skipping man! The whole school from our youngest to our oldest children took part in workshops to teach them either how to skip or how to improve their skills. At the end of each day there was a skipping assembly, where children were selected to showcase their skills and what an array of skills we saw. Single bounce, double bounce, hopping, high knees, running skip, frog skipping, crossed feet, crossed hands, double skips, rocker, hop scotch, partner side by side, partner face to face, long rope, double Dutch and French skipping. Who knew there were so many different ways to skip!!


We have purchased two whole class sets of skipping ropes (KS1 and KS2) and 12 French skipping bands using the PE and Sports premium money. Everyone had lots of fun, some of the staff tried out their skills after school and Dan the skipping man was very impressed with the behaviour and enthusiasm of our children.


Now everyone needs to go away and practise (and get sponsors) for our skipping sponsored event on Tuesday 18thJune during Sports week to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation and the school playground equipment fund. 

Skipping workshop phots


On Tuesday 18th June the school will be running a Jump Rope for Heart fund raising activity for the British Heart Foundation.


This will be our main fund raising event of the year with 80% going to the BHF and 20% to the school's playground equipment fund. We use our Sports Premium money in school to promote sport, fitness and well-being for our children but also we want to support our local community as heart disease affects us all.


We will be sending out sponsorship forms and encouraging the children to raise money for this very worthwhile cause. The children will be taking part in a 20 minute skipping challenge to develop their fitness, work their heart, raise money and have fun. Please support us and the British Heart Foundation

British Heart Foundation Report





  • Swimming lessons for YR3 pupils



  • Whole school fitness assessment to identify and support classes and groups of children who need help to develop their fitness through accessing additional resources and to identify high achieving pupils.
  • Gymnastics CPD (training) for YR1 teachers
  • KS1 Cheerleading club
  • Netball court, 5-a-side court remarked
  • Daily mile route marked out on the playground



  • Invasion games training for 2 members of staff (CPD)
  • PE conference 2 members of staff (CPD)
  • Games of Remembrance football match at Meadow Lane (YR5)
  • Lemurs class sports taster session at Chilwell (Broxtowe Active schools sports partnership) 
  • Tennis taster sessions for 6 classes



  • Taster sessions at David Ross Sports centre for high achieving pupils



  • Play-leader training session (16 pupils)
  • Broxtowe Active Schools fitness sessions (x6) YR3
  • 'Only Girls Allowed' lunchtime fun and fitness club (40 pupils)
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)
  • Swimming gala trials
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • Gymnastics CPD YR4 teachers (6 weeks)
  • Sports academy Wednesday pm (YR4) 1 term
  • Sports Festival Kimberley sports centre (10 pupils)
  • YR3 swimming lessons (school funded)


February 2019

  • Bike-ability (YR6)
  • Swimming gala (16 pupils YR4-6)
  • KS1 Cheerleading club (22 children)
  • YR3/4 basketball club (20 children)
  • Indoor rowing competition (24 pupils) 2nd Place
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • Chance to Shine Cricket sessions (YR2) 6 weeks
  • Netball tournament Trent College Champions
  • YR3 swimming lessons (school funded)
  • YR3 health and fitness sessions provided by Broxtowe Active Schools 
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)

March 2019

  • YR3 health and fitness sessions provided by Broxtowe Active Schools
  • Chance to Shine Cricket sessions (YR2) 6 weeks
  • Cricket Assembly YR1-2
  • YR4 Wednesday SPORT ACADEMY
  • 'Everybody Health'- health and fitness sessions YR4 (10 weeks)
  • Orienteering Bramcote College (30 pupils YR4)
  • Sports-Hall atheletics YR4 (18 children) Second place
  • Netball Festival Bramcote College (6 children) Won all games
  • Handball competiton Bispham School (9 children) (YR3/4 CHAMPIONS)
  • Netball Festival George Spencer school (6 children) CHAMPIONS TO REPRESENT BROXTOWE
  • Met with representatives of the British Table Tennis Association to establish a table tennis academy and community hub. 2 table tennis tables, 20 bats and balls purchased.
  • Met with British Croquet Association to establish school links with the World Class greens at Highfields.
  • Presented Sports Premium update to the Full Governing body
  • Established links with Nottingham University to assess the impact of the Daily Mile on children's fitness and learning.
  • Investigated the transfer of school swimming to Olympic sized swimming pool at Harvey Haddon Sports Village.

APRIL 2019

  • 'Only Girls Allowed' lunchtime club continues (20 pupil)
  • Table tennis assembly for KS2 and then a TT sift looking for potential champions (YR4/5)
  • Athletics CPD YR3 staff and pupils (60 pupils)
  • TT STAFF MEETING providing CPD for all staff
  • YR5 Sports Academy begins Tri-golf (new equipment purchased for this activity) rounders, athletics, table tennis
  • Table tennis after school academy for invited players (20 children)
  • Cheerleading and dance club prepare for the Dance Festival (21st May)
  • Basketball club continues (YR3/4) 20 pupils
  • Cricket club (after school) YR5/6 begins
  • Basketball hoops arrive for the playground

MAY  2019

  • YR6 booster swimming sessions
  • Table tennis after school academy for invited players (20 children)
  • Athletics CPD YR3 staff and pupils (60 pupils)
  • YR5 Sports Academy continues Tri-golf (new equipment purchased for this activity) rounders, athletics, table tennis
  • Cricket club (after school) YR5/6 continues
  • Cheerleading and dance club prepare for the Dance Festival (21st May)
  • Basketball club continues (YR3/4) 20 pupils
  • 'Only Girls Allowed' lunchtime club continues (20 pupils)
  • YR1 Cricket Roadshow (A Chance to Shine)
  • Netball Tournament (County Final) SILVER MEDALIST (best state school in Nottinghamshire) Representing Nottinghamshire at the divisional championships
  • 2 days of skipping workshops (external provider) to support the Jump Rope for Heart sponsored event in June
  • Mini-tennis tournament (YR4) Attenborough Tennis club
  • Family of Schools Dance Festival (KS1 and KS2 dance team)
  • South Broxtowe Netball and football tournament Netballers were crowned CHAMPIONS  
  • Footballers were RUNNERS UP and CHAMPION SMALL SCHOOL for games during the season

JUNE 2019

  • YR5 cricket CPD continues on Monday PM
  • Cricket after school club continues
  • JC awarded 'GOLD School Games Mark' accreditation
  • YR5 compete in rounders competition at George Spencer academy
  • Maypole dancing at the Middle Street Centre at the dementia cafe
  • Table tennis sessions and after school club continue
  • YR5 visit the Nottingham Open  tennis tournament and win the inter-school competition
  • Croquet after  school club begins at High-field Croquet Club
  • YR5 children invited to participate in the Trent University study on the impact the daily mile has on learning 
  • Sports Week, Little Wickets cricket, Jump Rope for Heart sponsored skip, Quad-kids athletics competition (YR5) FS and KS1 sports days, 1/2 KS2 sports day (to be continued) local sports club Market place (Beeston Hockey club, Bramcote Netball Club, Croquet Club, Attenborough Tennis Club, Bramcote Swimming Club, Parkrun and the Pearson Centre) inter-hive football and rounders competitions, gymnastics staff meeting, tri-golf  competition at Chilwell Golf Club
  • High 5 netball tournament District final (East Midlands) 6th place finish

JULY 2019

  • Netball presentation evening for netball players and parents 
  • Nottingham Trent University in school working with 11 YR5 pupils to find out the impact of the daily mile on cognitive skills
  • End of year fitness assessments for the whole school (baseline was in October 2018)
  • Whole school Fun Run (photos on Community page)
  • YR3/4 netball trials (40 children turned up for the try outs)
  • Handball taster sessions (YR1,2 and 5)
  • Cricket Festival at Trent College (10 pupils)
  • Croquet club invited to watch Under 21 World Championship at Highfield's Park and compete in the inaugural Junior Croquet competition and children interviewed by BBC Radio 4 who were making a program about Croquet
  • Lunchtime basketball club (YR5/6)
  • Girl's Football sessions YR3/4 and YR5/6
  • YR5 swimming taster sessions at Harvey Haddon Sports Village (Olympic sized pool)
  • Runners up in the inaugural Junior County Croquet Competition played during the Under 21 World Cup Championships ay Highfield's Lawns




Spring Term Newsletter

Spring Term 1 YR2 'Chance to Shine Cricket Coaching'

John Clifford Swimming Team February 2019

John Clifford Indoor Rowing team (2nd Place overall 10 schools participated)


Higher achieving pupils taster day at Nottingham University


12 netballs with storage bag

12 footballs with storage bag

12 rugby balls with storage bag

12 basketballs with storage bag

60 tag rugby belts

60 skipping ropes

20 metal hurdles

12 foam javelins

Set of rechargeable stop watches

Skipping rope storage stand

Skipping foot hoops for playground





How to use the PEand sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.

This means that you should use the premium 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

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

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PEand sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • raise attainment in primary school swimmingto meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

Active miles

Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.