PE and Sport Premium funding
The Government announced that it was providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – was allocated to primary school headteachers. The money was used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Harris Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
The first phase of the sports premium funding (£8885) to support the development of P.E. and school sport was used in the following ways;
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
- Provide quality assured professional development opportunities for teachers in Gymnastics, enabling quality teaching and learning for all.
- Purchase high quality resources to further enhance the delivery of P.E. and Sport at the school.
Our instalment of £8890 provided professional development opportunities for teachers in Gymnastics and Dance for those teachers not previously trained and for new members of staff.
An additional member of staff is now employed each lunchtime to oversee sporting activities that are linked to the curriculum and a physical extra-curricular club is provided every day.
We received £5177.00 which is 7/12 of our funding for 2015-16. This money and the final installment was used to fund additional and sustainable improvements in the quality of PE and Sports across the school.
The school was delighted to announce that through the actions undertaken on the previous year’s development plan, the school has been awarded The School Games Mark Gold Award.
Much of this year’s funding was spent ensuring that all children are participating in active lunchtimes. Funding was made available for Pupil Premium pupils to access after school clubs and outdoor and adventurous residential visits.
The school continues to promote sport leadership and invest in training the pupils as young sports leaders. Participation in level 2 competitions continues to be a high priority and the Harris finished third out of 42 schools in the Preston Schools Sports Partnership. Money has been set aside for participation during next academic year.
Staff and pupils enjoyed our School Games Day at UCLan Sports Arena in May. Orienteering sessions were led by our Forest School Teacher, Mrs Macleod.
Impact of these initiatives:
Participation in active lunchtimes and extra-curricular clubs continues to increase. See the photographs of Positive Playtimes on the “Whole School” section of this website to see the full range of activities offered and how the children are playing together happily and productively.
Teachers are now more confident in teaching gymnastics and dance and assessments show that the attainment of the pupils has considerably risen, particularly in gymnastics. More children now attend the Preston City Gymnastics Club and the Year 3 and 4 gymnastics team were crowned city champions and represented Preston at the Lancashire Youth Games.
Our boys’ cricket team won the Preston Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament and represented Preston in the Lancashire Youth Games last summer.
Our netball team came second in the Preston Schools Hi-Five Netball Tournament last year.
We were third overall from all Preston Schools competing in Level 2 competitions.
We received the School Games Mark Gold Award in July 2016.
Other sporting achievements can be found on the extra-curricular section of our website.
Updated November 2016
Please click here to view our PE Action Plan 2016-17.
Please click here to view our PE Yearly Overview 2016.