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Barming Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

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Welcome to BarmingPrimary School
Barming Primary School is a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 11 years old. There are currently 403 children on role.
A Message from the Head of School
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.

Last Week's Attendance:

  • Reception 94.4%
  • Year 1 97.7%
  • Year 2 97.8%
  • Year 3 96.1%
  • Year 4 98.4%
  • Year 5 98.4%
  • Year 6 97.1%
  • Whole School - 97.2%

Sports Funding

The vision for PE at Barming Primary School

To become confident, healthy and active children with skills and enjoyment across a broad range of sports and activities.


Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level, which helps improve the United Kingdom's reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.


But when people leave school they often stop playing sports, which means people can’t fulfil their sporting potential, and can lead to a less healthy lifestyle. The Government want to get more people playing sport safely from a young age, and help them keep playing sport throughout their life, no matter what their economic or social background.


To make sure as many people as possible are playing sport, the government is:

  • Funding Sport England, to help community sports grow, including helping 14 to 25 year olds to keep playing sport throughout their lives.
  • Expanding the School Games programme to increase opportunities for more young people to play competitive sport.
  • Spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years from 2013 - 2016.


2016/17 UPDATE

Our school will receive £9730 this year from the Departments of Education, Health and Culture to help develop our PE and Sports programme for all students in our school.


With part of the funding we are working with experienced PE & Sport professionals from Physical Activity & Sports Specialists Limited (PASS) to help develop our delivery of high quality PE.  PASS will be supporting lessons, providing training for staff and most importantly giving our children a fun, active and engaging PE & Sport opportunities. 


The remainder of the funding will be spent providing quality sport coaching through different sporting organisations. Providing children with a range of activities they can engage in. 



To ensure that these developments are sustainable time is being spent on upskilling teachers. We have also spent money on ensuring a good PE curriculum is in place. Other money has also been spent on improving the resources which will help to improve PE for the future, not just this year.




Expected Milestones


Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of teachers across the school.

PASS – team teaching to increase staff confidence with PE curriculum based on the results of a skills audit.



Term 1 – Year 6 – Ball Skills

Term 2-3 – Year 2 – Gymnastics

Term 3-4 – Year 3 – Gymnastics

Term 5 -

Term 6 – Year 5

Term 3 – Staff Training on Gymnastics

Term 5/6 – Staff Training on OAA

Staff feel more confident with the equipment and more lessons have been able to use the apparatus than before training. Therefore, chn are receiving a better quality of lesson.

Teachers feel more confident with the PE curriculum after having it modelled by a PASS coach. Therefore lessons are taught to a higher standard.

Curriculum Development

PASS scheme of work to be developed further, through use of assessment and improvement in school resources to ensure it meets the full expectation of the new National Curriculum.



Term 1 and 2 – Audit the schemes of work.

Term 3 and 4 – Create assessment protocols.

Term 5 and 6 – All staff to be assessing the curriculum.

Lesson plans are now of a higher standard with a range of activities included. They also allow for clear progression between year groups.

Subject Leader release time to ensure coverage of curriculum and assessment.

Release Time

2 x 5 x ½ days £825

Staff confidence will increase at using the planning and they will be able to assess different areas of the curriculum.

All staff now have lesson plans to use (see above comment).

Improving activity and fitness

Daily Active 5 minutes

Including introducing a weekly run (3 x a week for 5 minutes).

PE Leaders in Yr 6 to record



End of Term 4 introduced to Year 6 and Year 2

End of Term 5 across KS1 and Year 5 and 6

End of Term 6 across the whole school.

Improvement in number of laps children can complete from baseline.

This has been introduced to Year 6 and they enjoy it. It has ensured all children are participating and laps have increased by an average of 1 per child over two terms.

It now needs to be rolled out to the rest of the school to ensure

Using Year 6 play leaders to structure lunchtimes for children. This includes the improvement in resources for lunchtimes.

As under curriculum dev

Less incidents of injury and behaviour problems by May 2017.

There are less injuries on the playground now then there were.

More structure is needed for games and this will be given to School Council to discuss further.


Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils

Inter-sports competitions with appropriate resources, during PE lesson.

As under curriculum dev

Term 5 – Speed Bounce

Term 6 – Long Jump and Sport’s Day

This will be developed in Term 5

Intra-sports competitions through PASS and Maidstone Schools

Release time


(3 x ½ days)

Percentage of children competing in events will increase.

This will be developed in Term 5.

Premier Sports clubs offered to children across the school.

Other clubs offered throughout the school.


Percentage increase in children participating in Sport extra-curricular activities.

Clubs are offered to chn throughout the school.

In Term 1 17% of the school participated in after school clubs.


Financial Year 2016/2017




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