At Greenfield & Pulloxhill Academy we work hard to provide our children access to a high quality physical education. The Academy receives ‘Physical Education and Sport Premium’ funding from the Government, which has supported us in our endeavour to provide self-sustaining improvements in the quality of physical education and sport in the Academy.
Key indicators of these improvements are:
- The engagement of all of our children in regular physical activity, kick-starting healthy, active lifestyles;
- The raising of the profile of physical education and sport across the Academy, which has contributed to whole school improvement;
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching physical education and sport;
- Offering a broader experience of a range of sports and activities to all of the children;
- Increased participation in competitive sport across the Academy.
It has been wonderful to be able to offer an ever widening range of sporting opportunities across the Academy from which the children have benefitted enormously. We have been able to purchase new equipment and provide training for staff at all levels.
The ''Academic Year 2016-17 Physical Education and Sport Premium' documents provide a detailed breakdown of the funds received and how we spent the allocated funds during the last academic year and outline further expenditure planned during the year. (Funding, Invoices and Planned Spending)
The physical education and sport premium funding has made an impact in many ways and this is detailed in the linked ‘Physical Education and Sport Impact Measurement’ document.
2017 - 2018 Primary PE and Sports Premium Reports
The 'Evidencing the Impact' document April 2018 gives details of funding and planned spending for 2017 -18.
2018 -2019 Primary PE and Sports Premium Report
The 'Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium' is attached and shows the spending for the academic year September 2018 - July 2019 and the proposed action plan for the academic year September 2019 - July 2020.
2019 -2020 Current Primary PE and Sports Premium Report
The 'Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium July 2020' is attached and shows the spending for the academic year September 2019 - July 2020 and the proposed action plan for the academic year September 2020 - July 2021.
2020 -2021 Current Primary PE and Sports Premium Report
The 'Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sports Premium July 2021' is attached and shows the spending for the academic year September 2020 - July 2021 and the proposed action plan for the academic year September 2021 - July 2022.
The impact of the Government funding on the Academy has been enormously beneficial. Children have benefitted from new opportunities and they have acquired new skills. Their learning has been enhanced through more innovative and engaging teaching, which keeps them motivated and encourages independent learning.
Staff have had the opportunity to attend training sessions and have brought the knowledge and skills learnt into their lessons. They have also had the opportunity to team-teach with staff from Premier Sport. They have delivered a variety of whole units of gymnastics, athletics, multi-skills, striking/fielding, tennis, net/wall games, tag rugby and dance; and in doing so the staff have been able to learn alongside professionals, which will enable them to transfer new knowledge and skills into their own future lessons.
We have been able to buy new equipment to enhance our provision of physical education and sport in the Academy and staff have commented how beneficial it has been for them to be able to teach the children using the appropriate equipment, which has been particularly important in preparing the children for the many festivals in which they have participated, for example tag rugby and kwik cricket. Participation in festivals has increased the social awareness of the children and has facilitated development of their values of fairness and equality. They have developed an understanding of moral obligations and rule following. The festivals support transition to middle school with the children establishing friendships with their peers from local schools. The funding has also enabled us to pay for transport to festivals.
Premier Sport have been employed to provide breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs in areas in which staff are not appropriately skilled and this has resulted in children participating in activities such as fencing, kwik cricket, tag rugby and street and theatre dance. Some lunchtime clubs have been targeted at identified children with the intention of boosting their confidence, well-being and resilience and positive results have been evident. All clubs have focussed on further raising attainment through improving behaviour for learning, developing confidence and communication skills, and fostering attitudes for self-improvement and reflective learning.
Funding was allocated to provide our children with an enrichment program, which was facilitated by Premier Sport with our staff working alongside. The children participated in sports which they wouldn't normally access, for example handball, fencing and archery; and they loved the challenge of trying these new activities.
We have also spent funding on playtime equipment to encourage the children to be physically active and engage in team work.