At The Hayes Primary School we believe PE and 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 6 academic years 2013 - 2019. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all children.
How we are using it at The Hayes Primary School
Our commitment to providing children with high quality competition access was recognised with a Gold School Games Mark after external validation at the end of summer of 2019.
The Hayes is a Healthy School which is committed to delivering high quality and consistent PE and sport provision to all our children. This enables them 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. Some of the many ways we have used the sports funding at The Hayes during 2017-18:
to update our resources for both physical education lessons and playground equipment. The new playground equipment such as the table tennis tables and fitness equipment 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.
children throughout the school have had the opportunity to participate in inter and inter-school competitions, to some excellent outcomes. For example, our Y2-Y6 marathon team came 1st in Croydon.
our Y6 Pupil Advocates were trained to be 'Playleaders' and delivered high-quality lunchtime activities.
we are able to provide high quality swimming instruction every week in our pool.
Additionally, 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, girl's and mixed football team and accompany them to matches within the league. Our boys and mixed team came 1st in their Croydon 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 the past and what we plan to do during 2019-20.
Evidencing the Impact of PE and Sports Premium Planned Spend and Impact: 2019-20