In the academic year, 2017-2018 Heathfield Junior and Infant school will receive £19,610 in Sports Premium funding provided by the government. The primary objective of the funding is to develop or add to the P.E.S.S.P.A (Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity) that Heathfield already offers. Furthermore we will build capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. In line with these expectations our funding will be used towards the employment of P.E specialists to work across the Prince Albert Community Trust.
The funding is expected to facilitate improvements against 5 key performance indicators:
- 1- Engaging pupils in regular physical activity- kick- starting healthy active lifestyles.
- 2- Raising the profile of P.E and school sport.
- 3- Increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching P.E and sport.
- 4- Offering a broad experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils.
- 5- Increased participation in competitive school sport
Following a self-review of P.E and school sport provision we have identified key priorities for the academic year of 2017-2018 against the 5 expected outcomes. It is important to note that all actions from the previous academic years report will continue in line with ensuring sustainability. This report will focus on strategies for further improvement in P.E.S.S.P.A. This is a live document and will be updated throughout the academic year. The report will be finalised in July 2018 including a full review of the academic year 2017-2018.
Swimming and water safety
In line with the new conditions to publish pupils’ swimming data we will carry out a full pupil swimming audit during this academic year and publish results in the table subsequently. Currently Year 3 (64 pupils) swim for a total of 19 weeks at a local pool funded fully by Heathfield school. In order to monitor pupil progress, swimming data is collated at the beginning and end of each swimming period. Staff have access to ASA swimming schemes of work and are supported by teachers at the pool. Two members of PACT staff also deliver swimming teaching following a swimming for teachers course last year. Where possible we will seek additional swimming opportunities in the summer term for pupils who are unable to meet national curriculum requirements.