Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE at Courtwood Primary School. The focus of spending should lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
Courtwood Primary School will see an improvement in PE and sport provision against the following 5 key indicators:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
Total PE and Sport Funding this academic year 2017-2018 is £17,870. This funding is now guaranteed until 2020 and is ring fenced.
A brief overview of PE and sport provision in our school
The school provides all pupils with the full entitlement of two hours high quality PE a week. PE is taught to all classes, including EYFS and KS1, twice weekly for one hour, one lesson of which is delivered by a specialist sports coach following the Smiths-Academy Scheme of Work. Units of work are blocked for each half term and class teachers follow the PE Hub Scheme of Work, which covers the 2014 National Curriculum objectives.
The children in year three and year 4 go swimming at New Addington Leisure Centre, as part of the curriculum. A qualified swimming instructor, with the support of the class teacher, teaches all swimming sessions.
Children in year 6 are offered the opportunity to complete a bikeability course.
Our school has a well-established partnership with Smith’s Sports Academy to support the delivery of high quality teaching and learning in PE and wider sports provision. We employ a part-time qualified sports coach to support teachers’ subject knowledge and assessment. In addition, the coach supports playground games at lunchtimes and after school activities, as well as supporting pupils in enrichment activities such as trampolining.
Croydon School Sports Partnership (CSSP)
We are a member of the Croydon School Sports Partnership (CSSP). We take part in numerous competitions held by the CSSP. As well as competitions, the CSSP also provide Continuing Professional Development opportunities for staff and assist with any PE requirements that we may have.
Courtwood Primary School sports provision offers a variety of sports clubs throughout the year. Clubs include football (team), netball, multi-sports, trampolining, gymnastics, cheerleading, street dance, football skills, and basketball and are run before and after school.
There is a Saturday football club run for children in the local area to attend.
Courtwood compete in the Croydon schools football and netball leagues every year and enter numerous competitions set up by the Croydon School Sports Partnership such as cross-country, swimming galas, orienteering, athletics and Sporting Festivals to celebrate participation in sport by children with SEND. We also hold our own competitions, competing against other schools in our cluster known as the Selsdon Education Partnership (SEP).
Selsdon Education Partnership
The partnership have worked together to help improve Sport and competition across the cluster. Football and netball matches are played between the schools in the SEP. The schools also worked together to put on a joint community event annually. This work continues throughout each year providing opportunities for additional sporting events.
At Courtwood we are lucky enough to be just a short walk away from a golf club. Each summer we will take year 6 to the club where beginners are taught a vast number of skills in golf and more-able players can develop their skills with professional coaches.
Netball and Football
Our netball and football teams compete against some of the best teams in Croydon as part of the Croydon leagues. Our netball team have visited The Copper Box Stadium to watch SuperLeague netball and met players from Surrey Storm. They have also received a coaching session from their development squad coaches. Our football team have visited Wembley Stadium on a tour.
We have funded visits to watch professional athletes in a sporting arena .e.g. The London Para Athletics 2017 and the World Championships Table Tennis, as a reward for pupils hard work, attainment, behaviour and effort. This also allowed us to take talented children to an aspirational setting.
In 2016/2017 Courtwood Primary achieved the Bronze Schools Games Mark.
In 2017/2018 we achieved the Silver Schools Games Mark.
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark. We hope to meet the criteria to achieve gold level in the forthcoming year.
There is a named governor who is responsible for liaising with the school regarding the PE funding and impact of the spend against the five key indicators.
At Courtwood we have a school hall where PE can take place. This hall is also used for lunch, assemblies, music and performance. P.E is given priority when lessons are scheduled to take place in the hall. We have a trampoline, wall bars and various gymnastic equipment for indoor use.
Outside, we have both a KS1 and KS2 playground which are used for P.E. The infant playground has numerous floor markings which allow children to play games both in P.E lessons and playtimes. The Junior playground has lines for netball which can also incorporate other sports.
We have a school field which has football lines during the football season and an athletics track and other throwing and jumping events during the summer, marked out. The field has a trim trail that promotes agility. We also have an outdoor table tennis table.
The school also has the Wise Owl Woods, which are used for Forest School sessions and to help promote healthy, active lifestyles and regular physical activity.
Curriculum coverage is checked by the PE subject leader and identifies key strengths and areas for improvement within each year group. Feedback is given to class teachers. The PE lead liaises with CSSP to run INSET sessions to support the teaching of PE. Further CPD is planned and delivered to support new teachers, Teaching assistants and assessment of Mastery in PE.
As of September 2016, class teachers will continue to make summative assessment judgements regarding pupil’s attainment in PE – either: Working Towards, Expected or Beyond, which will be entered into SIMS at the end of each term. Overview planning for PE is completed by class teachers and is located on the School Curriculum Map in allocated year groups and by following the PE Hub Schemes of Work for each year group.