PE & Sport
Hill View Junior Academy P.E. and Sport Premium Spend Plan / Statement 2017-18
At Hill View Junior Academy we believe that a high quality and enjoyable physical education programme is a vital part of a child’s development. We aim to develop each child’s physical confidence and skills enabling them to lead healthy lifestyles. Through the curriculum we offer the children opportunities to compete both against themselves and others, in order to build self- confidence, resilience and a sense of fair-play. The curriculum is designed to enable all children to participate including those who are more able, as well as those with additional needs. The P.E. and Sports premium has been used and will continue be used to promote and develop these aims, as well as support teaching staff in their continuous professional development.
During the financial year 2016-17 Hill View Junior Academy was allocated £10,050. During the financial year 2017-18 it is anticipated that the school will be allocated a further £10,050. Using the premium funding the following provision for children and continuous professional development for teaching staff has been actioned.
Aim for P.E and Sport at Hill View Junior Academy
- Continue to develop links with other schools through competitive participation in The Sunderland Schools Partnership and Farringdon Academy.
- Continuous Professional development of teaching staff to improve their ability to deliver high quality PE and school sports in lessons.
- Ensure appropriate levels of challenge and support through clubs and extended sports provision.
- Ensure resourcing facilitates high quality experiences e.g. enough equipment for active participation of all pupils throughout all aspects of a PE lesson.
- Encourage more children to take part in sports inside and outside of school. Continuous Professional Development
- All teachers benefited from working with expert coaches where they observe model lessons and team teach areas they feel that they could be supported with further. In addition, new dance resources and PE lesson plans have been used regularly to develop lesson sequencing and enhance teaching ideas. Staff have completed evaluation forms with very positive feedback; they have noted the impact this support continues to have on their development.
- Throughout the academic year, our children have participated in a wide range of different inter and intra school sports competition. Each year group has competed regularly against cluster schools with most children participating in, at the very least, one sporting activity.
- Children from across all year groups participated in the Sunderland Dance Festival at the Sunderland Empire. 32 children participated in this event. Behaviour was excellent and our children excelled because of their confidence and the quality of their dance.
- Continued sporting excellence continued throughout the year, with our teams doing very well in virtually all competitions we enter. Recently, we won the Sunderland Schools’ Football league and our Year 4 skippers finished 2nd in the Sunderland Schools’ skipping festival. We also had top 3 finishes in athletics, tennis and swimming competitions.
Increased after School Club Activities
- At Hill View Junior Academy we are supporting the PE curriculum’s aim to ensure that more children are active in their lives. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be more active outside of school.
- Our pupils have had the opportunity to attend a range of different afterschool and lunchtime sports clubs that they may never have previously experienced. These include a wide range of activities from football and dance through to baseball and golf.
- Coaches have been employed to work with children on a lunchtime and afterschool, offering activities to support our inter and intra school competitions.
- Children are also introduced to a variety of ‘pathways’ to weekend and after school sports club away from school.
- During our Summer Sports Week, teachers and other agencies worked together to ensure the children had a fun and educational week learning about and participating in a variety of health and fitness activities. It was great to see so many children around the school and playground attempting to keep as active as possible.
- Resources to support the delivery of effective lessons and after school activities are updated regularly.
- Throughout the last three years, we have annually achieved the highest award of ‘Gold’ in the school games mark. This 3 successive years of achieving ‘Gold’, now means we have the opportunity to attempt to achieve platinum in 2017/18.
Actions Taken 2017/18:
- Review of P.E. and Sport provision with support from Sunderland School Games.
- Review and development of Extra Curricular P.E. provision to promote healthy lifestyles. Provision is now being offered in football, basketball, netball, cricket, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, rugby, skipping, baseball and dance.
- All year groups continue to be linked with professional coaches to improve confidence and skills. Their expertise is used to develop the children’s skills in a fun and challenging way. A key part of the coaching is improving the knowledge and confidence of class teachers. All teachers are asked to work alongside the coaches and to reflect on how they might improve their own practice.
- High quality professional development of all staff teaching PE and Sport
- Our Sports Leaders programme in Year 5/6 provides training for the children to enable them to develop leadership skills and coach younger children.
- All children have the chance to participate in competitive sport at an appropriate level. Extra funding has enabled us to increase the opportunities available by subsidising transport and enabling the release of teachers. A variety of teams compete against other schools including: football, rugby, swimming, baseball, athletics, basketball, hockey and cricket.
Expected Outcomes / Impact 2017-18:
- Maintain high academic attainment across all year groups
- Improved fitness and ability to make healthy lifestyle choices
- Needs of all children met through precise and well informed teaching
- Increased participation and provision for all pupils with strong pathways for more able sporting pupils
- Strong wider provision across the school
- Improved continuous professional development for teaching staff