Vision and aims
The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium Grant is to enable all pupils leaving primary school to be 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.
The premium is designed to help primary schools achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending of the grant must lead to long-lasting impact against the vision, which will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
In line with government vision and expectations, the main aims for Moss Hall in 2017/18 are that we will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.)
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole 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
(Please see below for a detailed breakdown of how we have spent/are planning to spend the grant this year in order to achieve these aims and to see data on swimming at MHJS)
- Our initial plan this academic year was to focus the main percentage of our PE grant on key indicators 1 & 4; ’The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles’ & ‘Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.’ This decision was made after a whole school survey taken at the end of the previous academic year, which showed that 47% of our pupils were not taking part in any physical activity at school, outside of our PE & swimming lessons.
- We were already at capacity in terms of the extra-curricular clubs that we offer, (both pre-school & after-school sports clubs run every day and we had no means of expanding this further due to space restrictions). So we made the decision that every pupil will take part in a fortnightly multi-sports session on our MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and to use the PE Premium Grant funding to enable this to be free of charge to our pupils.
- After careful consideration, we chose a company to deliver these sessions who specialised in multi-sport activities, as the idea was to make these sessions highly active and fun for the pupils and also to enable them to try out different sports than we are able to offer in our PE curriculum. We believe that as well as ensuring that every single pupil at MHJS is now taking part in some extra physical activity, leading to healthier lifestyles, that it would also increase their enjoyment of PE and sport in general and will lead to pupils trying new sports that they may wish to continue outside of school.
- This has already begun to be evidenced as, after term 1 of the project, the pupils completed a survey that has shown the following results:
- 93% of pupils indicated they enjoyed the MUGA sessions
- 96% of pupils indicated they have taken part in a sport they have never tried before
- 89% of pupils indicated they would like to take up a new sport they have tried outside of school
- 98% of pupils indicated they felt healthier after the sessions
- 87% of pupils indicated they would try to lead a more healthy/active lifestyle
- The project will continue to run for the entire academic year, continuing to be free of charge to the pupils and in the Summer term a decision will be made whether to continue or adapt the project in 2018/19
- In October 2017, the government announced that the PE Premium Grant funding was to be doubled. This fantastic news enabled us to make the decision to use the second half of this academic year to also focus on key indicator 3, ‘Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.’
- This had been our main focus for the previous 2 years and has been highly successful (see PE Premium grant reports for 2015-17 for more detail)
- This academic year we had 7 new class teachers join us (38% of our class teaching staff), who had therefore never received any upskilling/training in delivering PE lessons and so we felt this was an area of high priority, as we strive to continue delivering high-quality PE lessons across the school.
- We aim to give our children the best learning experience possible at Moss Hall Juniors and we believe that the training staff have received in the past and will receive this year will have a long-lasting impact on the quality of PE lessons (backed up by lesson observation findings) and leading to us embedding excellent practices within PE teaching, throughout the whole school.
- This is supported by the positive feedback from teacher’s questionnaires, which were conducted before and after each unit where they have worked with the PE specialists, in 2016/17, 100% of teachers expressed that their confidence and delivery in the subject had improved
- Pupils opinions of their enjoyment of PE lessons had also risen throughout the last 2 years, with 93% of pupils surveyed indicating this. Lessons became more active through the upskilling of teachers and we continue to offer every pupil 2.5 hours of PE & swimming lessons per week as well as extra-curricular clubs and activities
- We have over 20 active clubs available to the children of Moss Hall. These clubs offer a broad range of activities from fencing and dancing to football and table-tennis. These clubs operate before, during and after school and are open to all pupils (click here to see our club list on the website for the full range of clubs) and are currently full to capacity, reflecting the effect of the PE curriculum in enabling children to choose healthy and active lifestyles. This has seen our participation in extra-curricular activity continue to rise and we are currently looking at ways in which we can offer even more clubs.
- This year we have taken part in a variety of school sporting events held by the Barnet Partnership 4 School Sport, including Football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, Barnet Dance Festival, tag rugby, table-tennis, to name but a few. We would like to continue to build on our personal and team successes at these events and we are striving to offer even more competitive sporting opportunities in the future both through inter and intra competition.
Aims for 2018-19
- It has been confirmed that the Primary PE Premium Grant funding will be available until 2020.
- We will look at our PE equipment/facilities to fund the purchase of equipment which may have been beyond our reach without the PE Premium Grant
- We aim to target children who may be conceded overweight/obese (at present one-third of Year 6 pupils in the UK are overweight or obese: source NHS), children with SEN and children who may have behaviour issues
- We will be looking at ways in which we can increase the amount and breadth of extra-curricular clubs we offer, as well as increasing the amount of intra-school competitive sport and extending our participation in inter-school competitions
- Another area we will focus on will be creating an active playground, with structured physical activity taking place