Primary School Sport Grant

At Hacton Primary School we are committed to providing all children with excellent sporting provision. With the support of additional funding, we aim to further increase participation in physical activity in school by making more sports accessible to students. We also aim to develop staff expertise by providing additional training and professional development supported by additional resources.

What we have received

In September 2013 every primary school received an £8,000 Primary Support Premium from the government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in school. Due to the grant being provided for each academic year, it is split across 2 financial years with £3,676 allocated in 2013-14 and the remaining £5,594 in 2014-15. A Further £9,570 has been allocated for the academic year £2015-16.

The total amount currently received is £18,840

September 2017 – July 2018

£2,750 Havering Sports Collective

Our membership to the Havering Sports Collective has enabled to us to participate in borough-wide netball, football and rugby leagues and events, as well as cross country, indoor and outdoor athletics competitions. In addition, every class has received a lesson from a specialist secondary PE teacher on indoor athletics and indoor games.

£4,750 Specialist Sports Coaches

Specialist sports coaches have been employed two half days a week / fortnight to take KS2 classes for tag rugby and hockey and both have disseminated good practice of tag rugby and hockey coaching to KS2 staff. This has led to two new sports being introduced into the curriculum, which has motivated and engaged all pupils involved. Extra curricular clubs have been set up and the school has been represented at both sports in cross borough tournaments.

£2,150 Specialist Swimming Instructor

Our Y5 and Y4 pupils have had half a year each of specialist half hour weekly swimming instruction at the Olympic sized swimming pool at Harrow Lodge Park. All pupils have had differentiated, high quality swimming instruction. Many previous non swimmers can now swim and pupils who could swim have achieved various distance and lifesaving awards.

Capital Grounds Equipment; Turfing of new school field, and installation of outdoor gymnasium

  • To enable our pupils to use the new school field immediately (September 2017), rather than waiting 18 months for seeding to take, it was decided to spend £11k on the whole front field to be turfed. This work was carried out in July / August 2017.
  • Field has been used for school games since the end of September 2017.
  • To increase the amount and variety of sports equipment on offer to KS2 pupils an outdoor gymnasium was installed in February 2018, which will be used by all KS2 pupils weekly at breaktimes, lunchtimes, clubs and PE lessons. The cost of this was £12k.
  • The remaining £10k of sports grant funding for 2017/18 part funded these £23k projects.

Impact

Havering Sports Collective

Many of our pupils have had the opportunity to represent the school at many borough-wide events in a range of sports.

Specialist Sports Coaching

Pupils from all KS2 classes have been introduced to a new sport; ‘hockey’ and had a second year of ‘tag rugby’. Pupils have been thoroughly motivated and engaged in these sports and a significant number of new pupils have attended extra curricular clubs in these sports. Different pupils have represented the school at tournaments in both sports, and a number of children have gone on to join local rugby or hockey clubs in their spare time.

Specialist Swimming Instructor

The vast majority of our Y4 / Y5 pupils can now swim. Previous swimmers have achieved many different distance and lifesaving awards.

Year 6 national curriculum requirement: 91% (48 of 53) of our Year 6 children received a certificate for swimming a length (25 metres), were taught a range of swimming strokes and learnt how to perform basic lifesaving skills.

Turfing of new School Field

Due to the turfing our pupils have been able to use the sports field for the whole of the 2017 / 18 academic year, which would not have been possible until January 2019, if the field had been seeded.

School football clubs, football matches, athletics clubs and summer term sports days have / will be run of this field that otherwise could not have been used.

Outdoor Gymnasium

The outdoor gym will be a new facility for the school, which will enable KS2 pupils to take part in different physical activity at breaktimes, lunchtimes as well as in curriculum time and extra curricular clubs.

September 2016 – July 2017

£2,750 Havering Sports Collective

Our membership to the Havering Sports Collective has enabled to us to participate in borough-wide netball, football and rugby leagues and events, as well as cross country, indoor and outdoor athletics competitions. In addition, every class has received a lesson from a specialist IMovesdance teacher as part of our package in order to introduce our new scheme of work to the children.

£2,850 Specialist Tag Rugby Coach

A specialist tag rugby coach has been employed half a day per fortnight, to take KS2 classes for tag rugby and has disseminated good practice of tag rugby coaching to KS2 staff. This has led to a new sport being introduced into the school curriculum, which has motivated and engaged all pupils involved. The coach is a high calibre England RFU qualified coach, who has run various cross school tournaments and competitions as well as high quality rugby coaching / teaching for pupils and CPD / dissemination of good practice for pupils.

£2,018 Specialist Swimming Instructor

Our Y5 and Y4 pupils have had half a year each of specialist half hour weekly swimming instruction at the Olympic sized swimming pool at Harrow Lodge Park. All pupils have had differentiated, high quality swimming instruction. Many previous non swimmers can now swim and pupils who could swim have achieved various distance and lifesaving awards.

£800 Imovesdance Scheme of Work

Our PE coordinator has attended and led training for our own staff on the Imovesdance scheme of work, which has been purchased and implemented within the school. This scheme of work has improved the quality of dance teaching and learning across the school significantly.

£1,032 PE Resources

£1,032 has been spent on resources such as tennis, football, netball, unihoc and athletics and playground provision, which has allowed the school to increase and improve the sports facilities and provision on offer to our pupils in both curriculum and extra-curricular activities.

Impact

Havering Sports Collective

Many of our pupils have had the opportunity to represent the school at borough-wide events in a range of sports. The introduction of our new dance scheme of work has been successful due to the specialist support we have received from the Collective.

Specialist Tag Rugby Coaching

Pupils from all KS2 classes have been introduced to a new sport ‘Tag Rugby’, which has thoroughly motivated and engaged pupils. A number of pupils have represented the school at tournaments and several have gone on to join local rugby clubs in their spare time.

Imovesdance Scheme of Work

This has enabled the school to have a progressive scheme of work for dance to be taught across the school and the quality of dance teaching and learning has improved significantly.

Specialist Swimming Instruction.

The vast majority of our Y4 / Y5 pupils can now swim. Previous swimmers have achieved many different distance and lifesaving awards.