The Curriculum

The school employs a PE specialist, Mr Browning, with qualified teacher status to drive participation, standards and attainment in PE.  Sports coach Mrs Koupland 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.

 

Participation

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.

 

Competitive Sports 

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’ and girls’ football teams winning the Haringey leagues. As a school we also won the Haringey athletics and gymnastics. This meant we then represented Haringey in the London Youth Games for netball, athletics and gymnastics.

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
  • EYFS/KS1
  • TAs/HLTAs – Playground games
  • Gymnastics KS1 & KS2

 

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. Along with all of the above all year groups were provided with CPD and given the chance to work with specialist coaches in either cricket or tennis as these were areas we identified as sports we wanted to increase participation in.

 

Swimming

For the 2018/19 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:-

Number of pupils that can swim competently over a distance of at least 25m using any stroke: 78 out of 90

Front Crawl: 62 out of 90 pupils

Back Stroke:  55 out of 90 pupils

Breaststroke: 23 out of 90 pupils

In addition to this, all 90 pupils have completed a session on safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

 

PE and Sport Premium

Last academic year we received additional sports funding to improve PE provision.

The money was used to meet the following key aims:

  • New CPD for staff, to maintain high quality lessons.
  • To motivate and inspire pupils in developing healthy and active lifestyles
  • To replenish and increase the equipment we have to maintain and allow high quality teaching.

 

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 Platinum Standard in the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, this is achieved once you have been awarded the Gold standard for 4 years in a row.

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.

 

How the funding was spent:

Total Grant for 2018 – 19   = £21,400               

PE Coach                                                          £16,045

Haringey CPD                                                  £1,350

Gymnastics and Playground Equipment            £4,005

 

Funding for 2019/20           

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.         

    

Sustainability

By investing heavily in equipment and CPD this year we are planning for the future. This equipment will enable staff to teach high quality lessons and should not need replacing for a number of years. The CPD will also help build staffs knowledge and allow for a wider range of sports to be taught in PE.

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.

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