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Sports Funding

Sports Premium Funding

At Holy Cross we strive to provide our pupils with an outstanding P.E. curriculum, a wealth of opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and games and a wide range of after school sports clubs for children of different ages.  In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation of this PE funding is an exciting opportunity to raise PE provision and quality to even higher levels for the benefit of our students.

The sum received by Holy Cross Catholic Primary Academy for the academic year 2016-2017 was £19,060.

The table below shows how the allocated funding for 2016-2017 has been used and the impact this has had on enhancing sporting provision in terms of learning outcomes, engagement and sporting success.

The table below shows how the allocated funding for 2016-2017 was used and the impact expenditure has had on enhancing sporting provision in terms of learning outcomes, engagement, sporting success and pupil well-being.
Resource Allocation and Funding allocated Impact
Specialist Sports Coaches£7360To provide a broader range of extra-curricular sport activities for all pupils raising the profile of exercise, living a healthy lifestyle and enjoyment of physical activity. Greater participation in extra-curricular clubs including more club options for KS1. More children are able to attend extra-curricular sports clubs promoting exercise and healthy living.
Mark Hall Sports Partnership HSSCP£1100To provide greater participation in inter-school competitions, including opportunities for years 2/3/4 to attend a range of sports tournaments. CPD for PLT and other members of staff termly.Increased opportunities to participate in county wide competitions. Greater participation in inter-school competitions, including more for years 2/3/4. More children able to represent school in inter competitions with great success. Members of staff are also able to attend training to support teaching of PE curriculum and raise confidence in delivering PE lessons.
Resources£700To improve the quality of teaching, learning and planning. To provide a wider range of sporting opportunities for children during PE lessons, break times and lunch times. All PE lessons are well resourced and will be at least good or more often outstanding. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge within a diverse sports curriculum supported by a range of teaching resources and practical equipment.
PE Co-ordinator release time in order to attend a range of sports tournaments- cover by HLTA£448.00To provide greater opportunities for children to participate in inter school tournaments and county wide competitions. Greater participation in inter-school sports tournaments, providing children with the opportunity to represent their school, developing a sense of achievement and commitment.
TA support at tournaments14 tournaments£369.00To provide greater opportunities for children to participate in inter school tournaments and county wide competitions Greater participation in inter-school sports tournaments, providing children with the opportunity to represent their school, developing a sense of achievement and commitment.
School Mini Bus£2388 Lease£500 InsuranceTo enable children to travel to inter school and county wide tournaments. Greater participation in a range of inter-school events; providing children with the opportunity to represent their school, developing a sense of achievement and commitment.
Outdoor Area- Adventure Playground£6500For increased outdoor play opportunities for all children.  Well-maintained and safe facilities which enable pupils of all years to participate in outdoor activity and play.

Below shows how the sports funding is intended to be spent during the academic year 2017-2018/2018-2019:

  • Increased Variety and Number of Extra-Curricular Clubs Operating

Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. These clubs will continue to run as before, however by investing in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses. Some of these clubs will be run by specialist sports coaches, providing our children with a vast range of opportunities maximising participation in PE and competitive sport outside of school hours. 

  • Increasing participation in school sport

We will continue to work in partnership with the HSSP (Harlow School Sports Partnership) which facilitates competitions between schools as well as offering training and updates for staff. We will be able to continue to access many high-quality CPD opportunities and enter a huge number of sports events. This, added to our own extensive inter-school event organisation and hosting, helps extend opportunity for participation as well as elite competition for more able sports performers. This year we also look forward to a range of tournaments for Key Stage One as well as Key Stage Two pupils.

  • Purchase of Equipment to Support Sports Leadership Opportunities

Resources are closely audited and reviewed to ensure that teachers are able to use a range of equipment when teaching and pupils are able to participate in a broad sports curriculum.

  • PE Co-ordinator/Teachers release time to attend tournaments and CPD

Cover will be employed for PE staff in order for them to attend subject updates, training and attend tournaments and events with pupils.

Holy Cross CatholicPrimary Academy

Tracyes Road, Harlow,

Essex, CM18 6JJ

01279 424452

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