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Sports Premium

''We do PE everyday. I used to say I hated PE but here I love it.''  - Year 5 Pupil

Physical Education and Sport Premium

We are embarking on an innovative PE programme across the whole of the Hawkswood primary called ‘Real PE’. Our outcome for 2018/2019 is to have the curriculum embedded as part of our physical education offer to children.

We have PE every day and swimming on Fridays, including 2 days of real PE 1 day of team building activities and 12 days of swimming and 1 day of health and fitness.

At Hawkswood Primary School, we believe that every child should enjoy a range of experiences within physical education and sport. Through our extensive curriculum, extra-curricular clubs and entrenchment opportunities, we promote positive attitudes to health and wellbeing, the development of fundamental skills and a love for being active.

Our new PE programme will allow children to follow personal learning journeys based on a FUNdamental skills, and multi-ability approach to teaching and learning.  Our curriculum equips children with the essential abilities to maximise potential, and enjoy long-term participation in physical activity and sport.  Teaching and learning focuses on three main building blocks for every sporting action, these are known as ‘FUNdamental’ skills:

·         Agility

·         Balance

·         Coordination

The curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration and self-challenge, through six themed units per year, known as ‘multi-abilities’ which include:

·         Personal skills

·         Social skills

·         Cognitive skills

·         Creative skills

·         Physical skills

·         Health related fitness

See attachment at the bottom of this page for the Financial breakdown of our allocated funding for the coming year. 

In Key Stage 1, children explore the multi-abilities and FUNdamental skills through songs, stories and personal best challenges.  Children begin to develop the notion of moving progressively through challenges until they reach the point of ‘failure’, then working collaboratively they ‘practice perfect’ until they can achieve consistent success. In year 3 and 4 we begin to look at how FUNdamental skills can be combined, and their context in sporting activities.  Children experiment with the ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of combined skills, collaboratively and creatively exploring the most effective ways of practising and performing more complex sporting actions.

Throughout year 5 and 6, children consolidate and further develop their FUNdamental skills through a range of competitive activities, ranging from outdoor and adventurous team building challenges, to more traditional games such as, seated volley ball, kabaddi and athletics. 

Children will begin to explore strategies, tactics and techniques, and to develop the skills needed to decide when and where to apply them. They experience different roles in sport including coach, performer and official and team manager; developing a deeper understanding of rules and ethics.

We will use Real PE for two lessons of the five PE lessons a week which our pupils receive. On a Friday the whole school participates in swimming lessons through ‘Better leisure’ for Waltham Forest. Our remaining two PE lessons per week focus on team skills and problem solving.

An extensive range of physical activities support our curriculum and we are starting to form a link to completive opportunities through the national School Games program. 

“He took part in Waltham Forest cross country, where he ran for his school in the borough. They made him believe he could do it.” - Year 4 Parent


All of our Key Stage 2 pupils take part in weekly swimming lessons at our local 'Better Leisure' swimming facility. The following information outlines our year 6 pupils only; 

*  Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 33% 

* Use a range of strokes effectively - 67% 

* Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 67% 


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

Hawkswood received the following:

- 2013-2014 - £9,250

- 2014-2015 - £9,250

- 2016-2016 - £9,763

- 2016-2017 - £9,730

We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Hawkswood Primary School.

Purpose of funding

Schools can only spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:

- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches

- Paying for professional development opportunities for sport, running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games

- Purchasing sports resources & equipment, providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will the funding be used at Hawkswood Primary School?

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer. The government guidelines are as follows;

·         Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

·         Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made              now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

1.         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

2.        The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement

3.        Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4.        Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

5.       Increased participation in competitive sport

What will Hawkswood do with the funding in 2018 - 2019?

- Invest in resources to enhance physical activities during playtimes

- Provide subsidised places for children in after-school sports club

-  We plan to become more involved and participate in competition’s in the borough

- To fund curriculum days to increase children’s enjoyment and enthusiasm for physical education (Sports day)

- Starting the daily mile

Our Rationale:

  • At Hawkwsood we feel it is important to encourage pupils to lead healthy and active life styles. The Governors endorse a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical  activity for all. We want to enhance the quality of teaching and learning of physical education at Hawkswood, making the best use of resources to enhance our PE provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.


Gifted & Talented Provision:

We have started to extend our opportunities for the most able children by giving them the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools.


Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints. All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.


We make use of collaborative ways of working with our local cluster of schools.


Staff access training opportunities and continued professional development.

Sports Impact

Funding in 2017-2018 is targeted to increase participation in sport by extending PE and Sport opportunities as follows:-

  • Increasing participation in school sport and setting up new after-school clubs
  • A log is kept of all of the pupils that take part in the different activities that take part in school and after-school. This ensures that we can monitor participation in extra-curricular school sports. Each year we strive to provide a wider variety of sports to encompass the sporting interests of all learners across the school. We will be encouraging our new student council members to recommend sports that they want to see included.

Monitoring and observing lessons

  • The Deputy Head for Key Stage 1 and the Deputy Head for Key stage 2 monitor each key stages PE lessons on a termly basis.
  • External school improvement advisor observed whole school PE.
  • Providing opportunities for children to compete (i.e. in tournaments and fixtures between the local cluster primary schools) and attendance at Waltham Forest events.
  • The purchase of sporting equipment and resources
  • Sports funding was utilised to boost our school resources throughout the school.
  • Co-ordinator to monitor lessons: On-going monitoring and evaluation of our sports delivery takes place each term.
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) and curriculum delivery support for new Co-ordinators for PE and the rest of the staff. This includes attendance at local cluster updates and network opportunities

How does Hawkswood monitor the impact of this funding?

The school monitors both the physical development and engagement levels of pupils through:-

  •  Teacher observation, assessment of PE and quality assurance measures.
  • Aim of 100% pupil attendance daily
  • An increase in chosen participation of after school sports clubs
  •  A new School council and pupil voice
  •  Participation and achievement in school sporting events (sports day)
  •  Improved attitudes, well-being and raised self esteem
  • Improved behaviour at Lunch-time of pupils actively engaging in sport
  •  Parent feedback
  • Celebration Assemblies and Certificates
  • The school will maximise opportunities for both in school and out of school sporting competitions.
  • The results of the competitions will be shared via the website and school newsletter.