THE PRIMARY PE & SPORT PREMIUM AT MOSS HALL JUNIOR SCHOOL 2016-17
Vision and aims
The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium is to enable all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The premium is designed to help primary schools achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending of the grant must lead to long lasting impact against the vision, which will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
In line with government vision and expectations, the main aims for Moss Hall in 2016/17 are that we will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
(Please see below for a detailed breakdown of how we have spent / are planning to spend the grant this year in order to achieve these aims)
This year we made the decision to continue to focus the main percentage of our PE grant on key indicator 3; ‘Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport’ through upskilling and training all members of staff who are involved in the delivery of our PE curriculum. After the success of the previous year (2015/16) where we had a similar focus, it was felt necessary to build on the improvements made, to ensure that the delivery of the PE Curriculum continued to develop and improve, as teachers confidence and skills improved and that this in turn would lead to a long-lasting, sustainable culture in the teaching of PE at MHJS.
100% of teachers after phase one of the upskilling/team-teaching, indicated that their confidence and delivery of PE lessons had improved, but many felt there were specific areas that they still lacked knowledge and confidence in; mainly the delivery of the gymnastics and dance section of the PE curriculum.
With this in mind, the decision was made to ensure that in phase 2 of the upskilling of teachers throughout the academic year 2016/17, that every teacher and TA will have the opportunity to work alongside a specialised dance/gymnastics coach, to team-teach the delivery of these lessons for a whole term
We strive to give our children the best learning experience possible at Moss Hall Juniors and we believe that the training staff have received / are receiving this year is having a long-lasting impact on the quality of PE lessons (backed up by lesson observation findings) and leading to us embedding excellent practices within PE teaching, throughout the whole school.
This is supported by the positive feedback from teacher’s questionnaires, which are conducted before and after each unit where they have worked with the PE specialists, where so far in 2016/17, 100% of teachers have expressed that their confidence and delivery in the subject has improved
Pupils opinions of their enjoyment of PE lessons has also risen throughout the last 2 years, with 93% of pupils surveyed indicating this. Lessons have become more active through the upskilling of teachers and we continue to offer every pupil 2.5 hours of PE & swimming lessons per week as well as extra-curricular clubs and activities
We have over 20 active clubs available to the children of Moss Hall. These clubs offer a broad range of activities from fencing and dancing to football and table-tennis. These clubs operate before, during and after school and are open to all pupils (click here to see our club list on the website for the full range of clubs) and are currently full to capacity, reflecting the effect of the PE curriculum in enabling children to choose healthy and active lifestyles. This has seen our participation in extra-curricular activity continue to rise and we are currently looking at ways in which we can offer even more clubs.
This year we have taken part in a variety of school sporting events held by the Barnet Partnership 4 School Sport, including: Football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, Barnet Dance Festival, tag rugby, table-tennis, to name but a few. We would like to continue to build on our personal and team successes at these events and we are striving to offer even more competitive sporting opportunities in the future both through inter and intra competition
Aims for 2017-18
It has recently been confirmed that the Primary PE Premium Grant funding will be available until 2020.
With this in mind, our main focus will switch from the upskilling of teachers, (which should now be embedded in practice) to key indicators 1,4 & 5 (see above)
We aim to target children who take part in no extra-curricular physical activity, children with SEN and children who are classed as overweight or obese (At present one third of Year 6 pupils in the UK are overweight or obese: source NHS)
We are currently conducting a whole school pupil survey to assist with this, to assess every child at MHJS and how much physical activity they undertake away from PE lessons
We will be looking at ways in which we can increase the amount and breadth of extra-curricular clubs we offer, as well as increasing the amount of intra-school competitive sport and extending our participation in inter-school competitions
Another major area we will focus on will be creating an active playground, with structured physical activity taking place