The funding is being used in Foundation Stage and Year One to enhance teaching and learning in PE through the use of karate coaches. In 2014 we identified ELG04 – Moving and Handling – as an area for concern. To improve attainment in this area we employed karate coaches to help pupils improve their focus, coordination and spatial awareness. In this time the percentage of pupils achieving a GLD at the end of Reception has risen from 48% to 57%. To ensure the quality of the provision provided by these external coaches, we have used specialists with whom we have existing relationships.
Until September 2016, Heybrook employed qualified sports coaches to work alongside class teachers in KS1 and KS2. All class teachers are involved in PE sessions with their own classes, so that their own subject knowledge and confidence is enhanced. NQTs were a priority and as a result, each year group now has a PE representative who is well equipped to plan and guide others in the delivery of effective provision.
In order to expose and encourage children to participate in different sports, classes in Upper Key Stage 2 rotate to have their PE provision enhanced through an additional weekly session with a specialist badminton coach. Sessions led by sports coaches are quality assured by being included as part of the on-going monitoring programme of lesson observations. There are numerous after school clubs which aim to give children opportunities to learn new and exciting skills, including karate and archery.
Furthermore, Heybrook is part of the Rochdale IPLCN which organises a range of inter-school sports activities and friendly matches. Throughout the year, children are given opportunities to partake in sports such as netball, football, athletics, dance and cricket. The Sports Premium funds these opportunities through enabling the employment of TAs to run and support after school clubs, and pays for associated transport costs.
If you would like any further details about PE at Heybrook or the Sport Premium allocation, please contact the school and ask to speak to Miss Moore or Mr Rigg.