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PE and Sport Premium, Hollymount Primary School 2016-17


What is the PE and Sports Premium?

The Government has, since 2013, provided funding directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but also have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs. 
  • Investing in specialised PE equipment to enhance PE lessons.

How do we spend the Sports Funding and who benefits? 

Swimming ‘catch-up’ subsidy For Key Stage 2 Children

Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and before children leave our school it is expected that they are able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Hollymount, all children go to swimming lessons at Morden swimming pool for a term in each of Years 3 and 4. 

We aim to have all our pupils swim unaided over a distance of at least 10m by the end of KS2 so in the summer term of 2016, we will again be offering an additional 10 week term of swimming lessons to pupils in Years 3, 4 5 & 5, who are still to meet this target.

The total cost to send a KS2 child swimming, including transport and swimming instruction is £45.00 per child. Using the school sports funding, we are able to offer swimming at a much subsidised rate of £30.00 per pupil for this group of pupils.

Specialist teaching alongside professional development 

During the Autumn term 2017 the school will be using the services of the Merton Schools Sports Partnership and their specialist coaches to deliver quality PE lessons alongside our staff including: tag rugby, gymnastics, hockey and multi-sports. This initiative benefits all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only do the children benefit from being taught by a member of the MSSP staff, but our own staff are developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.  Since September 2014 staff have gained a variety of skills that enable them to confidently teach their pupils different sports. 

CPD for teachers

Throughout the academic year teachers and support staff attend PE coaching courses during and outside of school time which develop their understanding of a variety of sports throughout KS1 and KS2, therefore giving them confidence to deliver quality PE lessons and more importantly having a positive effect on the development of essential skills of pupils throughout the whole school.

The implementation of a new Scheme of Work has been introduced and with the support from Merton School Sports Partnership teachers are now confidently and proactively using the scheme to deliver a variety of sports across each key stage. With the help of sports funding, an inset took place in which Katherine Ezzeldine, who help create the new SOW, delivered an a workshop, giving the teachers a better idea of how to teach from the SOW and potential adapt and differentiate depending on the year group and the ability of the children.

Providing places for pupils for after school sport clubs

Paid clubs:   Target football, Multisport, Surrey Cricket club, Aikido, Playball, Backflippers (gym), Dance, Tiger Tennis.

Free – and provided by Staff and parent volunteers: tag rugby, netball, basketball, athletics, cricket.

Increasing participation in school sport

Young sports leaders – Year 5 pupils have been trained by MSSP coaches to be effective sports leaders within Hollymount. During a 6 week period the pupils have learnt the necessary skills needed to provide a range of challenging multi-skill sports to KS1 children during allocated PE lessons. Year 5 pupils have now introduced the activities twice a week during break time.

Providing opportunities for children to compete

Hollymount regularly provides opportunities for its pupils to compete in intra- and inter-school sporting events. At the end of each term every class will encourage children to compete against each other within their designated houses in the sport that they have been learning that term. House points and certificates are awarded to winning teams.

We are keen participants in local MSSP Sporting events, for example, during 2016/ 2017:

  • Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament
  • Year 3/4 Football Tournament – 2nd place
  • Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament - winners
  • Year 3/4 tag rugby tournament - winners
  • High 5 Netball Tournament
  • Year 5/6 Challenge Run – Y6 girls team 2nd place Y6 boys team 3rd place.
  • Year 5 boys 1st place Maxi Carrier
  • Year 3/4 Challenge Run – Year 3 girls 1st place Imogen Cockerell
  • Year 3/4 Mini Red Tennis Tournament
  • Year 5/6 Tennis Tournament 
  • Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament, Borough Finals
  • Year 4/5/6 Swimming Gala – qualified for 10 events
  • Year 5/6 Athletics Championship
  • Year 5/6 Rounders Tournament
  • Year 3/4 inclusive football tournament
  • Year 3/4 Multi-skills Festival.
  • Year 3/4 Gymnastics competition – 7th
  • Year 5/6 gymnastics competition - 5th

ACCOUNTABILITY:    Sports funding received  2016/17 = £9,575

Expenditure to April 2017:      £7,526, of which:

            Continuing professional development        4,263

            Competitions/coaching                            2,600

            PE curriculum resources                             663


IMPACT: Opportunities to compete

The impact of sports funding during the past couple of years has provided Hollymount with the opportunity to develop sport further within the school, give children the best opportunity to experience new and exciting sports and also help to grow successful participants in a range of sporting events.

This has been successful in terms of develop of pupils confidence when participating in competitive sport and also giving pupils the opportunity to attend tournaments and festivals; thus providing Hollymount with a sustainable and positive future in sport. This has been evident as we have regularly qualified for borough finals, which occurred for the first time when our tag rugby team finished 2nd in the Merton finals, which was a first for the school.

IMPACT: Equipment

New equipment has enabled the children to develop skills more effectively due to them being able to use one piece of equipment each to practice a skill. This has been apparent in football, rugby, basketball, rounders, cricket and during the summer term, new tennis and athletics equipment has been bought and is already having a significant effect on PE lesson and developing pupils understanding of new and exciting sports. (Such as the purchase of a high jump)

IMPACT: Swimming catch-up

Last summer 23 pupils participated in the programme with 18 of those pupils being able to swim 25m or more which shows the success of the programme. This Summer we have 24 pupils hoping to achieve the 25m distance, whilst also developing increased water confidence.

IMPACT: Before & after school clubs/participation

KS2 tag rugby x 20 pupils, KS1 Football x 20 pupils, KS2 football x25 pupils, KS2 Basketball x 16 pupils, KS2 Netball x14 pupils, KS1/ KS2 Tennis x 35 pupils, EYFS Multi-sports x 20 pupils, KS2 Rounders x 20 pupils, KS2 Dance x 20 pupils, KS2 Cricket x 20 pupils.

How improvement will be sustainable in the future:

  1. Variety of sports clubs to be provided, before and after school, which will be supported by teaching staff and sporting agencies/ clubs.
  2. Gifted and talented pupils to be identified and given the correct links to attend a variety of sporting organisations outside of school. While also being tracked for up and coming sporting events.
  3. Continue to identify and include children who lack confidence and are not usually given the opportunity to participate in sport; fixtures to be arranged so that children can attend.
  4. Attendance of sporting events throughout the academic year 2017/2018.
  5. Continued CPD opportunities to be provided for all staff (staff to identify areas for development).
  6. Catch up swimming to continue (Summer 2018).

Specific equipment to be purchased to enable the staff to provide the best possible PE opportunities for children. (gymnastics apparatus)