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Sports Premium

Harwood Meadows Primary School understands and values the importance of physical activity and sport.  The  children are encouraged to undertake a range of sports and activities both within the Physical Education (PE) curriculum and also in extra-curricular activities. The Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport have allocated ring-fenced funding to support the provision of PE and sport in schools.
 
In the academic year 2015/16 we received £9,435.  At Harwood Meadows we have decided to spend this money in the following way:
 

  • Pooling together a proportion of the funding with other local schools to pay for specialist PE teaching,  competitions for children and professional development for school staff.
  • Providing appropriate sport specific spaces for children to use both within and beyond the school day.
  • Affiliations to competitions for a range of sports, including football, netball, athletics and handball.
  • Professional Development of staff to ensure high quality PE curriculum teaching.
  • Opportunities for whole year groups to experience inter-school competitions.
  • Providing extra-curricular activities in a broader range of sports, encouraging all children to be involved.

 

  • The impact of this spending has been:
  • A well-resourced curriculum allowing all children the opportunity to take a full part in a range of activities during lesson time.
  • Opportunities for a larger number of children to take part in inter-school competitions.
  • Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 take part in a sporting club provided by the school.
  • A greater number of staff have accessed professional development opportunities, including the teaching of games.

 
Within the school day, Harwood Meadows encourages learning in all aspects of the PE curriculum with weekly planned lessons covering gymnastic, dance, athletics or games based activities.  Alongside this, the children also learn about outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming in Key Stage 2.
 
As a school, Harwood Meadows provides opportunities through extra-curricular and competitive sport for the children. In the past twelve months the following range of sporting clubs have been on offer to children within the school: athletics, football, gymnastics, netball and a running club.
The school has competed competitively in the following sports: athletics, running, football and netball and has begun to enjoy a greater level of success.  As a result of the sports premium, we have seen a higher uptake of competitive sports by children.
 
Harwood Meadows Primary School works in partnership with other local primary and secondary schools.

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