Primary School Sport Grant

At Hacton Primary School we are committed to providing all children with excellent sporting provision. With the support of additional Government funding through the Primary School ‘Sports Grant’, we aim to further increase participation in physical activity in school by making more sports accessible to students.

By employing specialist sports coaches and instructors and being part of the Havering Sports Collective, we also aim to develop staff expertise by providing professional development training, which is also improving the quality of teaching and learning in physical education across the school.

What we have received: 2018 – 2019

£12,004 Balance brought forward
£  8,075 Primary Sports Funding Summer 2018
£11,392 Funding for Autumn / Spring 2018/19
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£31,471


£3,500 Specialist Swimming Instruction

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

£2,750 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.

£5,500 Specialist Sports Coaches

Specialist Sports Coaches have been employed two half days a week to take KS2 classes for tag rugby, football, basketball, quick cricket, hockey archery, dance and gymnastics. Pupils have been thoroughly motivated and engaged in these sports and a significant number of new pupils have attended extra curricular clubs in different sports. Different pupils have represented the school at tournaments in both sports, and a number of children have gone on to join local clubs in their spare time.

The remaining £19,721 has been put towards the £40,000 cost of an outdoor MUGA (astroturf sports pitch) at the front of the school.

This will significantly increase the sporting facility / provision at our school both for curricular and extra curricular activities with an additional astroturf sports pitch that will be used for netball, basketball, hockey, football, tennis, tag rugby and other sports.

The new MUGA will be timetabled for both curricular and extra curricular sports and will be fully utilised by KS2 pupils on a rota basis at breaktimes and lunchtimes.

It will significantly increase the school’s physical capacity and pupils’ accessibility to sporting activity and will, therefore, enable pupils to be more active and take part in high quality physical education activities in a self contained purpose built area all through the school year, as it is an all weather surface.


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.