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P.E. & Sports Premium

PE Grant Funding

Schools have been issued with funding from the Government as part of the Sport Premium initiative. This sum of money is to be spent by the school on ‘improving the quality of sport and PE’.

Within HMFA, careful consideration has been given as to how this money was spent. Our rational for spending the money is;

  • To improve the quality of the sport and PE that we are already offering to the children in all of the federation schools, ensuring all children benefit from the funding.
  • Offer training opportunities to staff to improve teaching and learning and for CPD.
  • Ensure the school is able to participate in local tournaments and hold federation events.
  • Encourage more participation in a wider range of after school activities for all children.

As a result of these discussions we are very pleased to explain how the Sports Premium has impacted on PE provision and development.

HOW THE SPORTS PREMIUM HAS IMPACTED HMFA

Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies has used the Sport Funding to employ two specialist PE teachers to work across all 7 schools in the wider federation. This has ensured that high quality PE lessons have been consistently taught in all schools.

Non specialist teachers have benefited by increasing their knowledge, understanding and confidence to teach PE. This has been achieved via regular observation and discussions with the specialist teachers and support with their planning if required, as well as centrally organised CPD sessions.

One example of CPD was the opportunity to work alongside qualified cricket coaches during their lessons and supported with specific resources for teaching their lessons.

Pupils have benefited from taking part in HMFA federation sporting events and festivals; these include netball, tag rugby and hockey tournaments, gymnastics and multi skills festivals and a federation athletics event which has involved KS1 and KS2 children. In addition to this there have been a number of friendly sporting fixtures between HMFA federation schools. Several of the federation tournaments have fed into the winter and summer school county games providing further sporting opportunities for the pupils.

The specialist PE teachers each run a weekly sports club at each of 7 federation schools. These are for Reception, KS 1 and KS 2 pupils and enabled every year group to access extra -curricular activities. These clubs have been full to capacity across the federation.

The collaboration has allowed the smaller schools such as Llangrove, Kings Caple and St Weonards to enter teams made of pupils from their combined schools into tournaments such as swimming galas which previously they would have struggled to enter as they had too few pupils.

As the specialist PE teachers are employed to work across all the HMFA schools, this allows for sharing of PE equipment to ensure that all pupils have access to sports equipment and therefore are able to participate in a greater range of sporting activities.

SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2015 ~ 2016

For the academic year 2015/16 Marden Primary Academy has been allocated £8,380 sports funding from the government to enhance the P.E. provision of the school. This funding is given to all schools and the amount is based upon the number of pupils. We have used all of the allocation to employ a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week. Mr Goodchild is employed to work across the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies.

At Marden he teaches all four classes with the class teacher working alongside him as part of their continued professional development. He runs a lunchtime Huff and Puff club, training some of our older children to develop the physical skills of our youngest children. He also runs a weekly after school club offering a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Mr Goodchild also organises a number of competitive matches and sports festivals with other schools.

As a result of the funding staff have developed in their confidence and skill in teaching across the P.E. curriculum; a greater number of children are now involved in extra-curricular activities; and the school has participated in a larger number of sporting events with other schools. We achieved third place in the HMFA Sports League. The school has achieved its Silver School Games Award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2015/2016.

SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2016 ~ 2017

For the academic year 2016/17 Marden Primary Academy has been allocated £8,315 sports
funding from the government to enhance the P.E. provision of the school. This funding is
given to all schools and the amount is based upon the number of pupils. We have used all of
the allocation to employ a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week. Mr Goodchild is
employed to work across the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies.
At Marden he teaches all four classes with the class teacher working alongside him as part of
their continued professional development. He runs a lunchtime club, training some of our
older children to develop the physical skills of our youngest children. He also runs a weekly
afterschool club offering a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Mr Goodchild also
organises a number of competitive matches and sports festivals with other schools.