Total Grant Received: £21,400
Cost of subsidising sports coach: £18,958
Haringey Sports Partnership Membership: £1,350
Replenishing PE equipment: £1,092 (see below for itemised breakdown)
2 x Netball Posts: £195
Netball balls and bibs: £180
Gymnastics linking equipment: £237
Football Goals: £340
Despite the impact of Corona virus on schools last academic year, Coldfall still spent our full allocation of funds. This is due to the bulk of the funding being used to subsidise the cost of employing a full-time, highly competent sports coach (Mrs Koupland) who holds level 2 coaching qualifications in athletics, netball, dance and gymnastics as well as level 1 coaching qualifications in basketball and tag-rugby.
The funding is also used to buy into the Haringey Sports Partnership (HSP), which gives us access to CPD and external sports competitions.
A small proportion of the funding was used to replenish PE equipment to ensure that the high quality of teaching in this subject was maintained.
Impact of spend
Employing a sports coach to work alongside our PE Teacher, Mr Browning, has allowed us to disseminate best practice across the school. In particular Schools Direct Trainees (9 for the 2019/20 academic year) were able to regularly observe sessions delivered by Mrs Koupland. Feedback from this group was overwhelmingly positive, with many citing increased confidence in delivering PE sessions.
Mrs Koupland also modelled sessions and provided planning for class teachers.
Staff attended CPD provided by HSP, resulting in improved outcomes for pupils in their class and further dissemination of best practice within their year group. Courses attended include: –
- Transition in PE from EYFS to KS1
- Sports Leaders (Termly Meeting attended by Mr Browning).
Due to the impact of COVID-19, courses booked for the summer term were cancelled.
Mrs Koupland contributed to increased participation in sport though the delivery of four extra-curricular clubs per week (netball x2 and gymnastics x2). Each club catered for 24 children. She also took a lead role, alongside Mr Browning, in overseeing the full and extensive extra-curricular club offer, supporting with timetabling, first aid and the maintaining of high standards.
Participation in competitive sports
Through membership of HSP, Coldfall entered a number of external sporting competitions, with high levels of success, qualifying for the London Youth Games in netball, gymnastics and athletics. Again, due to COVID-19, we were unable to compete in this showcase event.
Other notable achievements include topping the league table in the Year 4 Boys’ and Year 5 and 6 girls’ Haringey football leagues, before cancellation due to COVID-19.
The school PE curriculum was aligned with HSP competitions to allow rigorous selection for teams to take place. This was supplemented by additional training sessions for Year 5 and 6 pupils, led by Mr Browning and Mrs Koupland before school in the lead up to competitions. Pupils in this group were expected to take responsibility for regular attendance, timekeeping and setting up the hall/outside space for the sessions. This helped to develop their independence, personal accountability and teamwork.
Partnerships with other schools
Over the course of several years we have developed a strong working relationship with Rhodes Avenue Primary School. This has enabled us to run a number of friendly competitions. Last year children, though this partnership, took part in athletics, football, basketball and netball. Further competition had been planned for the summer term.
Priority was given to children not picked for HSP competition. In normal years, we aim for every child in Year 6 to have the opportunity to represent the school at this level. Although we were well on track to meet this expectation last academic year, school closures meant that for the first time since the inception of this partnership, we were unable to achieve this. We aim to renew this relationship as soon as relevant restrictions are lifted.
Employing Mrs Koupland has allowed us to continue to exploit this partnership as she is able to supervise and lead sessions, with no impact on other staffing in the school.
Developing pupil leadership roles
Year 5 and 6 pupils were selected to support with the running of sports day, however this was cancelled. This has been a great success in past years, with Mrs Koupland playing an important role in mentoring the pupils and overseeing the process.
Embedding physical activity into the culture of the school
Due to the high quality and status given to PE at Coldfall, it has become an integral part of the school culture. The achievements of sports teams were celebrated in assemblies, reported on in newsletters and on the school website and prominently displayed in the sports hall.
Class equipment boxes were provided to each class to encourage physical activity at break and lunch times.
The continued and focussed work of Mr Browning and Mrs Koupland resulted in Coldfall being awarded the Platinum Standard from the School Games Awards. To attain this, the school had to maintain Gold Standard for the previous four academic years.
Future sustainability of model
As previously mentioned, Coldfall provides an extensive extra-curricular club offer. Places at the clubs are paid for one term in advance. Profits from clubs will allow us to continue with the current model, in the event of Sports Premium Funding ending.
On an average week approximately 600 children accessed extra-curricular provision in 2019/20. Free places were offered to PP children and other identified pupils who had barriers to taking part.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the profitability of this offer has been significantly reduced this year, however we are hopeful that as life returns to normal, we will see rates of participation return to pre-COVID-19 levels.
Statutory swimming data for 2019/20 Year 6 cohort
|Percentage of pupils who met the target
|Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
|Use a range of strokes effectively
Front crawl – 75%
Back stroke – 65%
Breast stroke – 23%
|Perform a self-rescue in different water-based situations