The Sports Premium is given to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. Below is an outline of the way that we intend to spend our Sports Premium funding during the 2017/18 academic year. The spending of our Sports Premium funding links to the objectives of our PE Development Plan.
Our provision is planned with the following key indicators in mind:
We employ a specialist PE teacher from “Healthy Heroes” to work alongside our teachers in lessons and provide them with the skills and knowledge to teach PE. Healthy Heroes also delivers an afterschool club which every class will have an opportunity to attend. Teachers will also have the opportunity to attend CPD by external providers as appropriate.
Halton Sports Development Cost to the school: £495
This year Halton Sports Development will be supporting PE and Sport at Hallwood Park by providing Halton Play Leaders and Sports Leadership training. In addition to this, sports coaches will deliver after school clubs and continuous professional development (CPD) to all teaching and support staff.
Additional Swimming lessons Cost to the school: £700
Part of our Sport Premium funding will be used to provide additional swimming lessons to children who lack confidence in water. The National Curriculum states that all children should be able to swim a distance of 25m unaided by the end of Key Stage 2. All non-swimmers in year 6 will attend extra swimming lessons during the summer term.
Participation in competitions and events Cost to the school: £2455
We aim to increase pupils’ participation in competitions and events. The allocated money will cover the cost of transporting children to local venues, as well as providing opportunities to take part in a wider range of sporting activities with other schools. Some funding will support inter-class/house competitions within school.
Promoting Physical Activity Cost to the school: £6810
In order to promote physical activity during the school day, a trim trail and some sports equipment will be purchased for use at playtime and lunchtime. Some new PE equipment will extend the range of sporting activity on offer to pupils, to encourage more children to take part with enthusiasm.
Healthy Heroes provide the same coach throughout the year who works closely with the staff and children. This helps to ensure that continuity and progression are built into the planning and delivery of PE lessons. PE lessons and clubs are timetabled to ensure that sufficient time is allocated for physical activity, plus a number of staff lead the after-school clubs. We are fortunate to have large school grounds so a range of sports can take place and links with secondary schools are pursued as actively as possible.