The government has given extra funding to schools to be spent on sport in school. The aim is to increase sport provision for children and also to improve the quality of the provision they receive.
PE and school sport play an important part in the life of Holly Park. We believe that PE plays an important part in the holistic development of our children and through this they learn more about values such as respect, co-operation, team spirit, friendship, courage, determination etc
- To use the Sports Grant to raise the outcomes for the children by ensuring that each pupil has access to high quality PE provision and that they engage in regular physical activity.
- To improve teacher subject knowledge in PE
- To develop a vision that recognises that by the time each child leaves Holly Park they will have become positive in their approach to physical activity, achieved personal success and developed an attitude that allows them to have the confidence to try new experiences through the next stages of their life.
- To use the resilience learned through playing sport in their wider school life and on into their adult lives and to develop the desire to be active, healthy adults.
The grant for 2019/20 is £19900 and this is how we plan to spend it:
- £1,100 to buy in to Barnet Partnership for School Sports. (This allows us to enter competitions and access free coaching)
- £8,034 to be spent on further coaching for a day a week across the school year
- £5,000 for CPD and extending pupil participation in sporting events
- £5,766 for PE resources, support
This is how we measured the impact of the grant in 2018/19: Measuring-the-impact-of-the-grant-2018-19
We can also see the increase in pupils taking part in sport here: Increasing pupils participation
Please see the attached to see how the Y6 pupils at Holly Park are meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. Year 6 Swimming Assessment 2018
PE and school sport play an important part in the life of Holly Park. We believe that PE plays an important part in the holistic development of our children and through this they learn more about values such as respect, co-operation, team spirit, friendship, courage and determination.
This is what our pupils said about PE sessions:
- “I really like the teamwork that we had to use to play the variety of games”
- “It’s so important to stay fit – I’ve learned new games that I can play with my friends too”
- “We’ve learned lots of new sports vocabulary”
- ‘’ The coach is nice, kind and honest’’
- “Before the lesson with the coach I didn’t know where to position myself but now I’m confident. ‘’
- ‘’We learnt about competitive situations, defending and attacking. He really helped me to improve.’’
- ‘’I didn’t even know how to hold a basketball and now I like it so much I have a basketball at home and I play with my dad”
The teachers have benefited immensely by having the opportunity to work with specialist colleagues from Non Stop Action. The staff have commented on their increased subject knowledge in the range of activities to cover the National Curriculum PE programmes of study. By having the opportunity to take part in the ‘coach led’ session, teachers have felt that they have developed themselves professionally which has enabled the children to maximise their learning in PE.
Impact of coached sessions on Pedagogical Needs:
Staff feedback shows an overall trend of increased teacher confidence in being able to deliver parts of the PE curriculum. Teachers also felt their confidence to assess children and monitor progress had improved. Teachers commented that their knowledge of what makes a good quality PE lesson had improved.
Data from the coached sessions:
- In Year 1 after half a term of coaching on throwing & catching 84% were at the expected standard or better and 3% above the expected standard
- In Year 1 after half a term of coaching in athletics 90% were at the expected standard or better and 6% above the expected standard
- In Year 2 after half a term of coaching on tag rugby 61% were at the expected standard or better and 18% above the expected standard
- In Year 3 after half a term of coaching on tag rugby 65% were at the expected standard or better and 7% above the expected standard
- In Year 3 after half a term of coaching on football 87% were at the expected standard or better and 3% above the expected standard
- In Year 4 after half a term on tennis coaching 86% were at the expected standard or better and 12% above the expected standard
- In Year 5 after half a term of coaching on football 92% were at the expected standard or better and 7% above the expected standard
- In Year 5 after half a term of coaching on fitness 97% were at the expected standard or better and 19% above the expected standard
- In Year 6 after half a term of coaching on athletics 93% were at the expected standard or better and 20% above the expected standard
Barnet Partnership for School Sport
We use our Sports Grant to buy into the Barnet Partnership for School Sport. This allows us to take part in various competitions across Barnet. Last year we took part in many competitions with other schools – lots of football, netball, cross country, gymnastics and athletics.
We also participated in the Barnet School’s Dance Festival. IMPACT – This raised the profile of sport in school and we kept the school community updated about it through the weekly newsletter, on the website and in the termly Holly Park highlights.
Many pupils did well on an individual basis (1st in cross country).
Teams did well:
- Our netball team went from strength to strength.
- Our girls football team were 2nd in the league, came 3rd in the borough finals and won the East Barnet Tournament. They were in the final of the East girl’s cup and won.
- The boys got to the semi finals in the Dick Bailey Cup.
- We entered our first ever gymnastics competition. There were 3 team entered. The Year 2 team came 4th out of 14 schools. the Year 3&4 team came 5th out of 11 schools and the Year 5&6 team came 5th out of 15 other schools.
- The inter school Barnet athletics competition was a massive success for Holly Park this year. We won five trophies including field events, boys relay, girls relay, overall school winner of all Barnet medium sized schools and also overall winner of all Barnet North schools.
Pupil evaluations of the inter school competitions:
Y5 Athletics team member: ‘It was quite nerve wracking to be in a huge stadium with lots of other schools. I was quite scared but I overcame my fear with lots of support from my team mates. I was determined to do well because it was my first time.’
Y5 Athletics team member: ‘We worked well as part of a team doing relay. We did lots of practice and had to work hard. We went to the park even in the rain! All the practising led to us winning our race.’
Y5 Gymnastics team member: ‘I loved every minute of it. It was great fun to compete with other schools.’
Y6 Girls football team member: ‘I was so proud to win the East Cup. We all got trophies. I have enjoyed playing football for my schools much that now I have joined a girls football team out of school.’
PE teaching has been improved through the involvement of a Barnet PE advisor and our own PE subject leaders.
IMPACT -Through the use of Inset teachers have expressed greater confidence and been able to ask questions about their practice.