PE & Primary Sports Funding
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The school employs a PE specialist, Mr Browning, with qualified teacher status to drive participation, standards and attainment in PE. Sports coach Mrs Coupland works alongside him, ensuring that we have strong male and female role-models for children and staff.
Children receive two hours of PE a week with one session taught by the class teacher and one by a member of the PE team. Class teachers will continue to use and adapt the Val Sabin and LCP schemes of work to support their planning.
The curriculum will be adapted to ensure a suitable range of dance, gymnastics, athletics and games are included in each year group, with a strong focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, movement and balance in order for all children to be able to participate to a high standard both in competitive sports and against their personal targets.
There are a wide range of resources available which reflect the requirements of the curriculum and ensure that the teaching of PE is of the highest possible standard.
At Coldfall we provide a wide variety of high quality extra-curricular opportunities for pupils, where children learn new skills leading to increased confidence and enhanced well-being. A range of sports clubs are delivered by our specialist PE teacher and sports coach, including gymnastics, dance, netball, tag-rugby and American football.
We also offer football, multi-sports and yoga to a variety of age groups across the school, led by external providers who all hold relevant coaching qualifications.
Where possible, links with local sports clubs are utilised to provide pathways to further participation outside of school.
We also offer cycle training to Year 5 pupils.
This year we will continue to make full use of the Haringey School Sports Partnership. The PE curriculum in Year 5 and 6 will be tailored to prepare children for external competitions.
Last year pupils from across Key Stage 2 took part in competitive sport against other schools through Haringey’s timetable.
Notable successes were the netball A and B teams winning their respective tournaments, both unbeaten and the boys’ football team finishing runners-up in the Elms London Championships, having earlier won their regional tournament to qualify.
We have forged excellent links with Rhodes Avenue Primary school which has allowed us to organise a regular cycle of friendly competitions across a range of sports. This has led to a significant increase in the number of pupils representing the school in competitive sport.
Quality of Teaching
The school will continue to use the excellent CPD programme on offer in Haringey. Last year staff were selected to attend the following courses, based on individual needs:
- Striking and fielding/net games
- Healthy and active lifestyles conference
- British Gymnastics Accredited Course
- Invasion Games at KS2
- TAs/HLTAs – Dance, Games and Gym
- Gymnastics KS1 & KS2
- Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Strategies, resources and knowledge gained by those attending CPD were fed back to staff during staff meetings and within year groups, a model which we will continue to follow this year.
The PE team will also continue to provide targeted CPD across the school.
For the 2017/18 academic year, the numbers of children in the Year 6 cohort meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively, are outlined below:-
Front Crawl: 68 out of 90 pupils
Back Stroke: 69 out of 90 pupils
Breaststroke: 24 out of 90 pupils
In addition to this, all 90 pupils have completed a session on safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Primary Sport Funding
Last academic year we received additional sports funding to improve PE provision.
The money was used to meet the following key aims:
- to increase the participation of children in inter and intra school competitions
- to motivate and inspire pupils in developing healthy and active lifestyles
- to build the subject knowledge, skills and competencies of teachers in PE
To meet these aims Coldfall employs an additional sports coach, as outlined above, who works alongside our PE teacher. Children are engaged and motivated through additional dance, gym and sports sessions before school and at lunchtimes.
Having a full-time sports coach working alongside our PE teacher has increased the capacity for in-house CPD, which in turn further improves outcomes for children.
The work of our sports coach directly contributed to Coldfall being awarded the Gold Standard in the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, for the third consecutive year.
The remaining funding enables the school to buy into Haringey’s CPD for PE, which further develops staff skills and competence in other areas of the PE curriculum such as outdoor and adventurous activities.
How the funding was spent:
Total Grant for 2017-18 = £16,923
PE Coach £15,000
Haringey CPD £1,350
Playground Equipment £573
Funding for 2018/19
Under the current DfE guidelines we will receive the same amount of funding as last academic year and will use it in the same way in order to further embed the excellent practice at Coldfall Primary School.
In addition to activities linked to Sports Premium Funding, our sports coach delivers five clubs a week as part of our extra-curricular clubs offer. The revenue gained from this will allow us to sustain the model described above as well as provide further CPD and more opportunities to engage children in physical activity.