Harpley C of E Primary School Sports Premium Funding Statement Academic Year 2017 to 2018
Our School Vision
At Harpley C of E Primary School we encourage lifelong learning that challenges, engages, inspires and values every individual. We believe that P.E. and sports should be integral to this learning as part of our fully inclusive curriculum. We want to provide our children with the highest quality PE teaching and ensure that all children participate fully and enjoy each lesson. We aim to improve the health and well-being of our children, providing them with a minimum of 2 hours quality PE every week and we want to develop further participation in inter-school tournaments and events and extend our after school provision. PE Grant Funding is a source of government funding provided directly to schools in addition to their main funding from the Local Authority. The purpose of the grant is to enable schools to improve the quality of sport and PE provision for all the children within their school. Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual school’s census. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
This academic year Harpley will receive £16,610
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport but have the freedom to choose how they do this. They may use the funding, for example, to:
Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
Pay for professional development (training) opportunities in PE/sport.
Provide cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
Run sport competitions or increase participation in school sports.
Buy quality assured professional development modules or materials and resources for PE/sport.
Provide places for pupils at after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
Buy apparatus and equipment to help pupils be more active at playtimes
HOW HARPLEY SCHOOL HAS USED PE GRANT FUNDING IN THE PAST
The money is used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability have access to high quality sports opportunities. We have always placed a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to enhance the PE curriculum as well as extracurricular sports after school. In order to ensure the long term impact of this funding, we continue to invest some of this money in training and developing staff to ensure high quality sporting provision throughout the school. Some of the money is used to maintain equipment and buy new resources. We have a specialist P.E. coach, provided by Top Sport Coaching, who is responsible for the planning of P.E. lessons in school. She trains and supports staff in the delivery of PE.
After School Sports Club
The school has a tradition of running an After School Multi-Sports Club, on the school field or inside if wet, every term. A specialist PE sports coach is bought in to provide these sessions. In the past, all children attending have paid a fee to cover the cost. The school felt that this approach is not inclusive as the cost can be prohibitive for some families. From April 2013 the after school sports club has been provided free to all pupils at the school from year 1 to year 6. Attendance at the Club has increased with between 30% and 45% of the school population attending regularly.
Swimming has always been seen as an essential part of Harpley School’s curriculum for all year groups, although the National Curriculum expectation is for KS2 pupils to have access to swimming tuition. At Harpley the expectation is that all pupils, YR to Y6, will be provided with swimming tuition every year, for the minimum of one term. This is expensive but an expensive necessity as the local villages have many ponds and the school is close to the Norfolk coast. In addition the school catchment’s rural location means that many parents do not take children swimming regularly. Historically schools asked for a voluntary contribution towards swimming costs making it financially difficult for some families, particularly larger families. The PE grant allows us to ensure that every child has quality swimming instruction at a pool four miles away for twelve weeks of the year, free of charge. The cost of a qualified swimming teacher and lifeguard, at the pool, is included. School staff are trained in safer supervision of swimming and teaching swimming ensuring that the PE funding provides high quality sustainable swimming provision.
The school does not have a gymnasium. However, we feel strongly that regular exercise and the opportunity to experience all that a gymnasium has to offer is an essential part of the PE curriculum and, as with swimming, the rurality of the school means that very few parents do not take children to gymnastics lessons out of school. For this reason, for the past three years, the school has organised a Gymnastics course at Lynnsport Gym, in King’s Lynn. As with the swimming provision, this is expensive but provides a sporting opportunity that would not otherwise be available. No voluntary contribution from parents has been requested for this activity since the school has been in receipt of the PE grant.
The Impact of the Funding
- Increased numbers of children regularly taking part in sport. 45% of the school roll (eligible for the after school club) are participating in the Multi-sports After School Club, which means they are taking regular exercise, learning new sporting activities and improving social skills from playing team games.
- All pupils leave Harpley School able to swim. Younger pupils demonstrate water confidence. The school’s swimming provision is far more than the minimum recommendation in the National Curriculum. This improves the children’s confidence in the water and their ability to swim. We know all our pupils are happy, confident and excited about going to the pool to swim but the biggest impact is the fact that all Y6 pupils leave the school with the ability to swim at least 25 metres.
- Improved pupil health and well-being All physical activity has been proven to benefit well-being and health. Harpley School works to ensure good quality provision throughout the school year despite the limited space and resources of a small village school. Having the whole school attending a gymnastic course at a well-equipped gymnasium with specialist instructors has many benefits to the children, including development of co-ordination and balance resulting in improved self-esteem and physical health.
- Increased access to sporting opportunities and awareness of sporting opportunities. Offering after school clubs, swimming and gymnastics through school increases the awareness of rural village families to sporting opportunities available in the wider community. The school also ‘signposts’ out of school sports clubs for pupils who show an aptitude, ability or skill in a specific sport e.g. dancing, basketball and football.
PE Grant Funding Academic Year 2017 to 2018 £16,610
How Funding will be used
- EYFS & KS1 Swimming Spring 2018, Pool & Transport £1,380
- Cost of Swimming coaches and assistants £330
- Cost of Swimming Training course for teachers and cost of teachers cover for training £790
- Staff PE training courses and cover £790
- Cost of gymnastics and transport £1147
- Multisports – After School Club 3 terms £1440
- Top Sport Activities and staff training– £1664
- PE audit-£450
- NPESS membership package-£1750
- Playground equipment and storage £1000
- PE equipment and storage £1500
- Y6 Trampolining in Norwich and transport £177
- Forest Schools Level 2 Training –£650
- Houghton Hall Education Visit Leader Training-£200
- PE shed overhaul, repairs, shelving, insulation and maintenance £2500
- Sports field fencing improvements £1500
- New club/activity taster sessions £200