In the academic year, 2018-2019 Heathfield Primary school received £ 19,610 in Sports Premium funding provided by the government. Sports Premium funding has now been extended and the Government have committed to funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that the premium should be used to:
· Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers
· Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years Funding can be used to:
· Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
· Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
· Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
· Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, breakfast and lunchtime clubs.
· Run sport competitions
· Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
· Run sports activities with other schoolsThe government’s vision is that all pupils leaving primary school are physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools indicators of such improvement would include:
• The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
• The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
• Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
• Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• increased participation in competitive sport
In light of the above, our PE and Sports provision was reviewed. An audit of PE and Sport was carried out to ascertain specific areas of focus. For example, CPD support and after school activities with regards to inclusion and targeting children who are not currently participating in after school activities. The attached document outlines our use of the PE and Sport Premium and the impact of our most recent actions.
Our aim is to continue to develop our outstanding physical education and school sport offer for all children in order to achieve the above objectives.
The report focuses on strategies for further improvement in P.E.S.S.P.A. A full review of the academic year 2018-2019 can now be found below.
Swimming and water safety
In line with the new conditions to publish pupils’ swimming data we carried out a full pupil swimming audit during this academic year and the results can be found in the report.
Year 3 (64 pupils) and Year 4 (64 pupils) swim for a total of 12 weeks at a local pool funded fully by the school. In order for us 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.