In the academic year, 2018-2019 Heathfield Primary school will receive £ 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 schools
The 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 school’s 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 has been 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.
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 2019 including a full review of the academic year 2018-2019.
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 (95 pupils) and Year 4 (95 pupils) swim for a total of 12 weeks at a local pool funded fully by Heathfield Primary 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. Where possible we will seek additional swimming opportunities in the summer term for pupils who are unable to meet national curriculum requirements. Heathfield have made great progress with the support from Perry Beeches swimming pool, we have seen a 21% increase with the number of pupils leaving school being able to swim 25 meters or more