PE and Sports Premium Funding 2021-2022

The school received Department for Education PE and Sports Grant Funding in the amount of £16,360  for the 2021-2022 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 through collaboration with external links and providers;
  • Specialist coaching related to our complexity of need;
  • Staff development and training;
  • 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.  
  • Pupils across the school have access to swimming, rebound therapy, cycling, high quality of PE sessions, soft play and sensory rooms.
  • PE and Sports team supports pupils in accessing regular physical breaks in collaboration with the therapy and habilitation team.

Total allocated: £6360


 Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and Sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement through collaboration with external links and providers

  • Further sports participation, leadership activities, clubs, house captains, sports voice for pupils in newsletters, intra and inter house competitions, competitions for all abilities range;
  • The school worked in partnership with specialist providers to expand the PE offer to pupils. This included Fulham Football Club, Lawn Tennis Club, Blind Sport. Pupils accessed Sports Leadership courses and expanded the experiences of pupils in school. At the Sports Day we had representatives from various organisations to raise the profile of individual sports and provide specialist instruction.

Total allocated: £2000


   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.
  • Rebound Therapy training for staff across the school.
  • A specialist coaching for the VI pupils.
  • Hallewick programme. Specialist physiotherapy training to expand the use of hydrotherapy for pupils.

Total allocated: £6000



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.
  • Staff attended specialist training in using the Motomed, Rebound Therapy and hydrotherapy. 

Total allocated: £1000


  Key indicator 5 : Extending sporting opportunities through competitive games

  • Pathway to Paralympics with gifted students linking with external agencies building on community links.
  • Extended opportunities in tennis and football identifying pupils who can access extra curricula opportunities e.g. Deaf Football Clubs

Total allocated: £1000


Swimming Proficiency

Evidence of Impact in End of Year data analysis. This is moderated data which is externally evaluated by Trustee Meetings and Full Governing Body Meetings.

Department for Education (DfE) National Curriculum requirements for Swimming Context:

Linden Lodge School is a day and residential special needs school for children and young people with sensory impairments. The 8 pupils in Year 6 are identified with SEN across all four categories of need. The national requirements defined by the DfE are not adapted to the context of this school. Swimming is on the timetable for all year 6 pupils, and we recognise the progress and developments each pupil in year 6 has made towards strengthened confidence within a swimming pool.

Total Number of Pupils in Year 6:


% of pupils who can swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres:


% of pupils who use a range of strokes effectively:


% of pupils who perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations: