PE and Sport at HCJS
At Haddenham Community Junior School, we are committed to the provision of a balanced program of Physical Education for all children. We ensure the opportunities offered to all the children during their time at our school give them the chance to develop their sportsmanship as well as develop their skill and fitness levels. We also aim to provide a broad range of activities which we hope will 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. To do this we offer a broad range of sports and activities across our curriculum as well as at playtimes and lunchtimes.
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. At HCJS we have inter house competitions 4 times per year and come together as a school from Year 3 to Year 6 to compete.
We also encourage children to develop the resilience and tenacity that is required to succeed in PE and sports within a safe and controlled environment– these are also skills that children need to succeed in the wider school curriculum (and in real life when they leave school).
We are members of several inter-school networks which enable us to access a great deal of friendly competition: we are members of the Mandeville School Sports partnership, we compete in two boy's and one girl's football league, a netball league and are entering a wide range of sports competitions within our sports partnership. We are members of the Aylesbury Vale Primary School Athletics Association (AVPSAA) and compete in district wide events. We have also set up a local sports partnership of our own (HASSP) Haddenham Area School Sports Partnership where several schools local to us compete in mini games and have festivals based on mass participation providing children with opportunities to try new sports.
We teach from a skills based curriculum and focus on the transferable skills and traits to become good all round sports men and women rather than being purely sport specific. We focus our teaching on the following areas as dictated by the National Curriculum 2014:
Balance and coordination
Sending and receiving
Fitness and personal best
We also teach an afternoon of PE as well as these core fundamental skills where they can be put into practise during a games session, here we teach children the rules and regulations of sports such as rugby, football, netball, hockey, tennis, athletics etc.
We send our Year 4 and Year 3 children swimming for 1 full term each and at present 100% of our children in Year 5 and 6 can swim 25m competently and confidently. (data correct as of July 2017)
Sports Premium funding
The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced.
We will use the money to:
Fund membership of our two main sports networks; The Stoke Mandeville School Sports Partnership and the Haddenham Area School Sports Partnership - both of these networks give our pupils access to inter-school competitive events, fixtures and festivals in a wide variety of sports and activities.
Fund PE focused staff training for our teachers and teaching assistants from the local authority and outside providers including swimming training.
To fund transport costs of coaches and buses of children attending festivals and events such as the whole of Year 4 (60+ children) at a multi-skills event.
To buy in the services of outside agencies (Stenning & Lee) to coach children and staff providing high quality PE and professional development for teachers and teaching assistants. This is not used as PPA time or cover.
To purchase a range of equipment to encourage children to try a wide range of sports and activities. Recently we have added Orienterering, Boccia, Speed Stacks and Archery to our curriculum.
The government has provided Sports Premium funding for the academic year 2017-18 to provide additional and sustainable improvements to PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils and to encourage the development of healthy and active life styles. Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6 as recorded in the January 2017 census. It will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; HCJS receives £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil
At HCJS we will receive £18,890 for our Sports Premium for 2017-18
£13,001 per year is spent on Stenning Lee Sports Coaching
£2,000 per year is spent on Stoke Mandeville Sports Partnership
£45 per year spent on Aylesbury Football League and Aylesbury Athletics association affiliation fees
£390 Staff training from other agencies including the LEA (swimming training B.Smart and M.Swann
£5,259.11 Resources and equipment