PE Premium

Heron Park: Increased PE Premium Impact Statement

This statement covers two time periods: the three years prior to the Pupil Premium/pupil rate being increased and the two years following the increase to the rate that happened in 2016

Pre-Pupil Premium Increase:

For the past 5 years Heron Park has consistently spent considerably more than the required minimum provided through the premium on increased Sports provisions and practitioners. Throughout those years the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes has increased in a linear fashion in both directly measurable and quantifiable aspects – not only through participation in and success at inter-school sports, but also in ways that are difficult to measure, such as community engagement and the general attitude towards PE amongst the teaching and support staff.

In the 2 years before the increase in PE premium, Heron Park achieved successive Bronze and Gold School Games Awards and the school was starting to be taken seriously by our local peers at area sports competitions. Although we were perennial mid-pack finishers, never troubling the podium, Heron Park was also awarded the “Best Intra-School Competitive Sports Program of The Year” for the South Downs region.

 

Use of Increased Premium

For the first year of the PE premium increase we used 50% of the funding to future-proof the sports provisions. The highlight was the installation of a fantastic Football pitch and high-quality goalposts which was used on a near weekly basis for inter-school matches and for hosting the local area Cup-Final. The pitch is now used extensively for PE lessons, at lunchtimes in the summer and by our community partners. We spent a large amount of the remainder on replenishing our equipment stock to ensure that all pupils could train for all the sports that are covered in the Eastbourne Area inter-school program.

We then put together a formula for the spend for the second half of the year, that would be sustainable going forward. The SLT and PE lead looked at various ways that the new funding could be spent in the very most effective ways, targeting what we identified as shortcomings that existed because the previous budget would only stretch so far. We identified that we would like to spend the funding in two ways. Documents and spreadsheets explaining the decision-making process are available in  the school office.

Firstly, that the school would invest in another 4.5 hours per week into sporting human resources to be used for swimming lessons for KS2 pupils with pupil premium, a sports-based nurture group focusing on Y5/6 boys, PE lessons for the Nursery children and the development of the lunch-time “playmakers” program. Other KS2 children also benefit from some of these opportunities.

Secondly, it had been a long-standing issue that our more talented sports players were not attending the after-school training clubs. Although the cost of attending these clubs is less than the majority (certainly the average) of other local schools, many of our families could not afford them. Therefore, we decided to create a scholarship program. Those children who displayed sporting talent in PE lessons were offered heavily subsidised (up to 90%) places at clubs. That meant that every week there were, and are, 60 children, many that were Pupil Premium children who previously had not attended sports clubs because their parents could not afford to pay .. This has been our greatest success. The results were almost instantaneous. In the second part of last year, after having our better players training together regularly we won 3 local championships, qualified for 5 county finals and our Y3/4 girls football team won the East Sussex Football title.

 

Current Overall PE/Sports Status: PP Impact and Highlights

 

  • Gold Award 2 years running. One of less than 5 schools in South Downs area to achieve this.
  • Accredited Sports Leaders UK training centre.
  • 3 Support staff trained as Level 2 Sports Leaders and now run clubs
  • A further 8 staff working at clubs as assistants
  • A total of 12 sports and dance clubs running every week
  • Community links with professional clubs, charities, businesses and further/higher education providers
  • All Y5/6 pupils offered the chance to be trained as Playmakers, earning a real qualification and then putting on activities for younger age-groups at break times.
  • More than 90% of KS2 pupils taking part in sports clubs
  • Approximately 30% of club attendees from the “previously non-active population” thanks to a targeted assistance.approach to include Pupil Premium children.
  • Approximately 25% of whole school roll took part in team sports event last year including both elite competitions and inclusion festivals for the less able.
  • Heron Park took part in 25 area sports competitions last year, more than any other local primary school.
  • Awards and Inter-School- School Games Gold 2 years running, South Downs Competitive Sports Program of the Year 2016-2017, Shortlisted for Sussex Sports Primary of the Year, Girls Y5/6 Football Eastbourne Cup Runners-Up and South East England Premier League Schools Cup qualifiers, Y3/4 Girls Football East Sussex Champions and South East England Premier League Cup 5th place, Inclusion Football South Downs Champions, Y5/6 Girls Cricket South Downs Runners-Up and County Finalists (despite most of team being in Y4), Y3/4 Mixed Tennis South Downs Third Place, Y5/6 South Downs Mixed Hockey beaten semi-finalists (defeated by private school who went on to win the final), Y3/4 Eastbourne Area Hockey Champions.
  • The local community is proud of our Sporting achievements. Our annual sports days attract hundreds of spectators and sports updates on social media comfortably receive more “likes” than any other type of post.

 

Evidence-Based Visual

See below the Sport and Health Premium Wheel (template provided by Active Sussex) displaying the Academy’s improvements over the last 5 years:

 

At Heron Park, we offer access to wide range of enrichment activities during school, in the evenings, weekends and during holidays.

Physical Education (PE)

This year we receive £19,330 funding from the Government to provide a rich and varied PE programme.

PE is delivered by a combination of expert coaching sessions delivered by Sportitude and also by class teachers.  This builds on the normal level of provision that you would find in many schools across the country by providing students with an expert in different sports who is able to promote mastery beyond mere physical and skills development.  This provision not only accelerates the pace of progress and development, but motivates students to challenge themselves in a number of sporting activities.  Sportitude also operates their own rewards and awards programme where they gain points, awards, medals, trophies and prizes including a special achievement visit to the David Lloyd Centre.

 

2018 – 19

We spend over the average in support of the PE curriculum at Heron Park Primary Academy.
We will receive a total of £19,330 to spend in this area.
We will continue to employ a Coach who is taking the sporting element of the education we offer to pupils at Heron Park to a new level; in addition to the curriculum activities, he arranges participation in inter-school tournaments and other fixtures throughout the year. Soon, we are going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!
We have a good quality football pitch and funds will be used to reinvigorate our existing PE equipment stocks.
PE at Heron Park Primary Academy continues to go from strength to strength.
In this academic year we will be
· offering swimming lessons to all children in Key Stage 2
· offering scholarship places at after school clubs to children showing promise in sporting activities
· organising lunchtime activities
· running a “Big Buddy” club for selected children in Years 5 and 6
(Total anticipated spend £11,598)
KS2 scholarships (anticipated spend £3,286)
KS1 scholarships (anticipated spend £2,513)
Equipment, travel costs, kit etc. (anticipated spend £1,933)
Click here to find out more about Heron Park’s PE programme delivered by Sportitude.

 

2017 – 18

We spend over the average in support of the PE curriculum at Heron Park Primary Academy.

The grant has been extended by £10,500 this year, making a total of £19,330 to spend in this area.

We will continue to employ a Coach who is taking the sporting element of the education we offer to pupils at Heron Park to a new level; in addition to the curriculum activities, he arranges participation in inter-school tournaments and other fixtures throughout the year. Soon, we are going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!

Finally, we have been able to provide our children, and visiting teams, with a good quality football pitch, and also welcomed an Olympic badminton player in to work with the children. Any remaining funds will be used to reinvigorate our existing PE equipment stocks.

PE at Heron Park Primary Academy continues to go from strength to strength.

In the academic year 2017 – 18, the new funds will be used to extend the PE program including:
· offering swimming lessons to all children in Key Stage 2
· offering scholarship places at after school clubs to children showing promise in sporting activities
· organising lunchtime activities
· running a “Big Buddy” club for selected children in Years 5 and 6
(Total anticipated spend £11,598)
KS2 scholarships (anticipated spend £3,286)
KS1 scholarships (anticipated spend £2,513)
Equipment, travel costs, kit etc. (anticipated spend £1,933)

Click here to find out more about Heron Park’s PE programme delivered by Sportitude.