How will East Herrington Primary Academy be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

At our school, we believe that the money must be used so all children benefit regardless of sporting ability, physical disability or Special Educational Need; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments, that children who are not naturally ‘sporty’ have the opportunity to try something different and learn to love physical education. Ultimately, we want to create positive experiences in PE for all children and to not just give them chances to improve their ability but to improve their confidence too.

We also believe that staff should have access to training opportunities and continued professional development in order to ensure all children receive a high level of teaching throughout their time at East Herrington Primary Academy.

We recognise that PE is part of a wider school ethos of healthy lifestyle choices and wellbeing. Real PE recognises this and develops children’s thinking through 5 cogs of:

  • Making good choices
  • Explain why
  • Describe how to improve
  • Analyse performance
  • Recognise and order

How will we measure the impact?

We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.

Sports Premium Funding 2021/22

The Sports Premium Funding allows us to offer the pupils at East Herrington Primary Academy the chance to experience a variety of different sports with qualified coaches. We receive £19 530 over three terms, which is spent as follows:

Resource Details Cost
PE SLA All year groups have access to a wide range of sporting activities through FCA and are encouraged to attend. £1,700
Mr Football Coaching Teachers to create lessons plans based on lessons taught by coaches. Upskilling staff for delivering PE lessons. £13,400
Real PE Online package available to support staff. £245-£1,345 dependent on training
PE Equipment New equipment to be purchased in order to support the teaching of REAL PE. £1000
Hoops for Health All Year 5 children to have access to 2 hours of coaching from Newcastle Eagles plus 2 hours of healthy lifestyle workshop. All children to take part in competitive basketball tournament. £500
External coaches to support with sports week Giving children the opportunity to try other sports such as rugby, yoga, martial arts. £400 – £800
PE Conference Network with other PE leads and gain an understanding of how PE is being taught across the North East. £25

We buy into a sports partnership for staff CPD and to access opportunities we are unable to provide such as swimming, trampolining and other inter-school competition events.

PE lessons feature a range of skills and games such as gymnastics, ball skills, tennis, dance, dodgeball, bat and ball games, athletics, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, outdoor adventurous activities and healthy lifestyles. All staff are trained in Real PE.

Numerous cluster events are organised by Farringdon Sports Partnership. They organise sporting tournaments or experiences for the children throughout the year.

Despite all the restrictions of the recent Covid pandemic, children at East Herrington Primary Academy have enjoyed lessons with coaches in sports such as rugby, yoga, football, dodgeball, tri-golf, rounders and swimming.