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Pear Tree Mead Academy
Pear Tree Mead
CM18 7BY

Telephone: 01279 836181

Head Teacher: Mrs Christine Peden

Chair of Governors: Mrs Wendy Beckett

Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium funding?

The Government are providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to the current academic year to provide substantial new primary school sports funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport to provide money which will go directly to primary school head teachers for expenditure on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding is solely for sport and PE resources within schools which they, in turn, have to use to improve their provision of PE and sport, but will have the freedom to choose the way they do it.

Possible ways the funding can be used:

•the hiring of specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

•new or additional Change4Life sport clubs

•paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

•providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

•running sport competitions or increasing participation in the school games

•buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport

•providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Plans for the use of the Sport Premium in 2019/20

1a. Actions/strategies: To implement the new PE curriculum across the school and assist teachers with their PE planning so they are able to deliver high quality PE lessons throughout the school

The PE coordinator will hold PDMs to inform all staff members of the new PE curriculum and the changes that have been made. Staff members will share good practice within PE and investigate communitylinks that provide children with a varied range of new sporting events. Within these session the PE coordinator will model and give example of high quality PE planning and work with members of staff to achieve this.

All pupils will be taught a wide range of the PE curriculum and the PE coordinator will identify any areas of the curriculum which needs more focus on such as OAA and gymnastic and delivery CPD training and team teaching support.

1b. Intended Impact:

  • Engaged or re-engaged disaffected pupils in a range of new, interesting PE activities/sports
  • Increased pupil participation
  • More confident and competent staff
  • Enhanced quality of delivery of activities
  • Increased staffing capacity and sustainability
  • Improved standards in teaching PE
  • Positive attitudes to health and well-being
  • Improved behaviour and attendance and reduction of low level disruption
  • Increased school-community links

2a. Actions/strategies:

 To set up links within PE and other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills (SMSC)

  • To ensure the planning, teaching and delivery of PE is developed to reflect contribution to SMSC
  • Meet with other Subject Co-ordinators and share the contribution PE can make across the curriculum
  • Other Subject Co-ordinators to identify how their subject areas can contribute to learning in PE
  • Share effective practice
  • Ensure professional learning opportunities are provided as required to up skill staff
  • Identify the positive impact that PE has on:
  • Academic achievement (Maths and English)
  • Behaviour and safetyAttendance
  • Health and well-being
  • SMSC

2b. Intended Impact

Establishing strong links between PE and SMSC will improve pupils concentration, commitment, self-esteem and behaviour, which in turn will enhance academic achievement. Increased intra and inter tournaments linked to SMSC will improve behaviour and create a strong ethos of team spirit, sportsmanship and a sense of fair play throughout the school. The PE coordinator will continue to ensure strong, sustainable, effective links to the 2012 Games Legacy and Olympic and Paralympic Values.

3a. Actions/strategies:

Continue to be a member of the Harlow School Sports Partnership and continued CPD for staff members including TA’s and MDA’s.

The school has invested a further £1000 to be part of the Harlow School Sports Partnership. The HSSP comprises many of the Harlow primary schools and it works towards bringing schools, Local authority, National Governing Bodies, Clubs, Coaches and Volunteers together to allow all children the opportunity to take part in physical activity.

At Pear Tree Mead we will continue to invest in sustaining high quality teaching in all PE lessons. Provision will be made to allow staff access to a vast range of CPD opportunities across all phases. Courses to be offered will include training in OAA, tennis and gymnastics. The PE coordinator will lead a series of PDM’s to inform staff of how to create PE links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills (SMSC) as well as working with MDA’s to plan and delivery mini sports leagues during lunch time sessions.

3b. Intended Impact

Being involved with the partnership will provide opportunities for children to be involved in local tournaments/events with fellow schools. The HSSP aims to support the National PE Curriculum by providing the support to schools in delivering the activities for which they have timetabled throughout the academic year. CPD coaching courses for primary teachers, providing liaison support through School Sport Coordinators and the scheduling of competitions are some of the ways in which the partnership will facilitate PE.

The sport Premium funding has been invested to encourage schools to provide the opportunity for those children who may not have previously taken part in any competitions, outside events or represented the school before in competitions. The partnership will involve training in-school over a selection of different sports and activities for both pupils and staff.

A cover teacher will be used to release the PE coordinator (3 hours a week) to:

  • team teach and support staff, including MDA’s and TA’s in teaching and planning PE
  • to continue to run the ‘change4life’ and ‘Let’s get active club’
  • to work with the SMSC coordinator to identify how PE lessons and plans can reflect contribution to SMSC as well as enhancing positive behaviour and a sense of fair play ethos throughout the school
  • taking KS1 and KS2 teams to level 2 tournaments
  • develop the young leaders scheme with all children in KS2
  • organising and running intra tournaments
  • organising and leading sessions for gifted and talented PE pupils to attend
  • allowing the PE coordinator to work with outside agencies to monitor the teaching and delivery of PE in the school.

Teachers will continue to deliver higher standards in PE lessons throughout the school. Staff will continue to develop their confidence to teach a broader range of sports. PE lessons will be monitored as good or outstanding. All pupils will make progress in each lesson/unit/year. Children will be able to participate in a variety of intra and inter tournaments and will be taught 2 hours of high quality PE a week.

You can take a look at how we spent our budget and the impacy it has made over the years:

2019 / 2020 Impact Report

2018 / 2019 Impact Report

2017 / 2018 Impact Report

2016 / 2017 Impact Report

2015 / 2016 Impact Report .