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PE & Sports Premium – 2015/16

DfE vision for this funding:

ALL pupils leaving primary school 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.


Through the use of this funding, it is expected that schools will see an improvement against 5 key indicators as follows:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy lifestyles

  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for school improvement

  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

  • Increased participation in competitive sport


    How this is implemented at Half Acres Primary School

    At Half Acres, we are committed to the provision of a balanced program of PE for all children. We ensure the opportunities offered to all the children in their time at our school give them the chance to develop their sportsmanship as well as develop their fitness levels. We also aim to provide a broad range of activities to hopefully enable all children to identify some kind of physical activity they enjoy so they are likely to want to continue with this beyond the school day and after leaving our school. 


    Whenever possible we incorporate some kind of competitive element into PE lessons so that children learn about winning and losing and how to deal with the emotions this may evoke. We also encourage children to develop the resilience and tenacity that is required to succeed in PE and sports – these are also skills that children need to succeed in the wider school curriculum so this work does impact on wider school improvement.


    The school always takes part in any inter-school sports events organised by the high school. Although the school always took part in these events it is only recently that we have started to have any success, and are starting to actually win some tournaments – indicating that the investment in sport and PE is having an impact!


    In recent years, a significant investment has been made in the professional development of staff around the teaching of PE and sport in order to develop their confidence and expertise. This has been largely through our links with the local high school where PE specialist teachers have worked alongside all class teachers to plan and teach PE. The expectation is that Half Acres staff will observe and develop their skills and knowledge then take over the teaching and receive feedback to enable them to become even more effective.


    This has been a very successful initiative and there are now more staff within the school willing and able to teach good quality PE. We will continue with this approach as we expand in order to ensure new staff joining our organisation are given the same opportunities for CPD and the children receive high quality and consistent provision.


    Our Mission

    We believe that all children, regardless of their athletic talent, physical and mental abilities or disabilities should have the opportunity to take part in all PE lessons. We want all of the PE provision to be high quality, challenging and appropriate enabling all children to achieve their physical potential. We aim to achieve this by constantly investing in the professional development of the teaching staff who teach PE. We intend all our PE provision to be inclusive and engaging. We want our PE curriculum to be inspiring and to broaden children’s horizons about what is available for them and what they can achieve. We want PE to demonstrate to all our children that you can enjoy physical activity for the sake of it as well as striving to be the best. We use our sports premium funding to help us to achieve this mission.


    Sports Premium Spending and the Impact

Academic Year       2015/16

Total sports premium allocated   £9,050


Actions to achieve this




Next steps

KPI 1:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy lifestyles

Whole school long term plan for delivery of PE

2 x weekly planned PE sessions for all classes

Lunchtime coaches available to organise and encourage sport/games

After school and holiday clubs to enhance provision

New equipment to maintain and enhance PE teaching

£500 for replacing or enhancing equipment

See PE long term plan and topic files in office for copies of planning


See Business Manager for  purchase records

Children receive regular and varied PE provision


Children have chance to participate in sport beyond the school day

Ensure the plan and provision  is maintained and monitored in 16/17

KPI 2:

  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for school improvement

PE leader to write and implement a PE action plan


PE leader and senior leaders  to monitor the PE provision and give feedback to staff to improve their teaching and the outcomes for children

£350 towards cover for PE leader to be out of class

See leader file


See lesson observations and pupil interviews in monitoring file

Quality of PE teaching improved


PE has greater status for most teaching staff

In 16/17 ensure all new staff benefit from support from specialist teachers and have feedback on their teaching and learning to improve their own practice further.

KPI 3:

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

Employ specialist PE teachers via the high school to plan and teach alongside our own staff so that their subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE is enhanced

£8,000 per year for 2 x specialist teachers every week

See joint planning and evaluations from Castleford Academy

Feedback from school based staff

More staff able to plan and teach good quality PE sessions independently

Better learning outcomes and skills development for children

Continue to work with Castleford Academy to ensure new staff in school, including NQTs, benefit from this professional development opportunity

KPI 4:

  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

PE leader to check all children are receiving the full range of PE provision outlined in the 2014 NC document

PE leader and senior leaders to explore and exploit any opportunities that give new or unusual activities to broaden children’s experiences


See PE long term plan and topic planning files


See photos on display of boxing, cheerleading, Freddie Fit


Pupil feedback

Children have a wider awareness of ways to be active/fit other than rugby and football!

Establish after school clubs for netball and other sports to widen further the opportunities

KPI 5:

  • Increased participation in competitive sport


Ensure we participate in all events organised through the Castleford Sports partnership for both key stages

£200 towards transport costs

See diary of competitions and events for 2015/16


Feedback from staff and children who have participated in these events

Children have experience of competing against other children/teams


Children learn to understand, and can deal with, the emotions linked to winning and losing

Continue to participate in competitive events and look for other opportunities beyond the Castleford district