At The Hayes Primary School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement (Be the best we can be), a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to extend the Sport Premium to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The Government is spending over £450 million on this funding over the 4 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
How we are using it at The Hayes Primary School
The Hayes is a Healthy School which is committed to delivering high quality and consistent PE provision to all our children. This enables our children to improve their health, fitness, welfare and wellbeing, their understanding of sport, teamwork and citizenship. We also promote an inclusive ethos, where all pupils enjoy participating in sport; empowering them to become the best they can be. One of the many ways we have used the sports funding at The Hayes has been to use a coach from Sporting Steps to maintain teaching staff’s subject knowledge and confidence in PE to deliver an outstanding, high quality PE curriculum. The coach has worked alongside staff and children to assist with the delivery of these lessons. The funding has also been used to update our resources for both physical education lessons and playground equipment. The new playground equipment such as the table tennis tables have been used to maintain children’s activity levels at break and lunch times. The children had the opportunity to watch a sporting performance by Quantum Theatre in which they learnt about the benefits of having healthy lifestyles.
The Hayes is part of the Croydon Schools Sports Partnership (CSSP) which provides advice and training for teachers and opportunities for pupils to participate in inter-school sports competitions. This year, pupils have also participated in the Croydon Schools Football League, a number of cross country events and the Croydon athletics competition. We have used coaches from Pro Direct to train the boy’s football team and accompany them to matches within the league.
As a result of increased sporting participation, The Hayes pupils will have improved health and well being, whilst also benefitting from all the other positive values that sport promotes. In addition to encouraging increased physical activity among pupils, we will ensure that we teach children about healthy lifestyles.
Please click the below links to see how we used the funding in 2015-16 and what we plan to do during 2016-17.