School Games Mark Virtual Award Summer 2020
In March school experienced lockdown and was only open for the children of key workers. However, we continued with a full online offer and, as a school who believes in health and physical well-being, we continued to actively support our children to engage in sport and physical activity.
Throughout the spring and summer terms we took part in the Spar Lancashire School Games Challenges, and in recognition of this we received the nationally recognised School Games Mark Virtual Award.
This award highlights our school and our wider communities commitment to competitive school sport through the second half of the 2019-2020 academic year.
2018/19 was a spectacular year for Hall Park in sport and sporting achievements. We achieved the ‘FYLDE COUNCIL PRIMARY SPORTS SCHOOL OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018-19’ due to our commitment to making sport and physical activity such a priority to the physical and mental development of our children.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Sainsbury's School Games GOLD Mark 2018/19. This is the fourth consecutive year we have achieved GOLD! This award reflects many things to do with our sport provision in school, including:
- The quantity of high-quality PE lessons our children receive each week;
- The amount of children participating in extra-curricular sporting activity each week;
- The support we provide for our talented young sports people and less active children;
- The number of competitive events we take part in each year.
By receiving the Gold award, it really does put us among the top schools in the country for the opportunities we provide in PE. We are very proud of this award and hope it can be used as a springboard to develop our PE teaching even more!
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SPORTS FUNDING 2018/19 and Plans for 2019/20
For the budget year 2018/19, we received extra funding in excess of £19,000 to spend on P.E.and sport.
Schools are encouraged to offer a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those young people who want to take part, as well as activities designed to meet the needs of the least-active young people.
The aims of the funding are:
- To engage as many children in P.E. and sport.
- To improve teacher confidence in teaching different areas of the subject.
- To improve the resources available for curricular and extracurricular activities.
- To lead an active, happy and healthy lifestyle.
At Lytham Hall Park we have used this additional funding to support us in meeting the aims through:
- Employing a Sports Apprentice whose role is to ensure our children have well developed Key Fundamental Movement skills. As well as providing a range of new activities to maintain all pupil interest in the importance of being healthy and active inside and outside of school.
- Joining the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership. This is a package we have used to deliver curricular and extracurricular sport and Professional Development to our school.
- In curriculum and extra-curricular sessions delivered by professional coaches and attended by a member of staff. This ensures the children take part in a variety of sporting activities while the attending member of staff is able to learn from the coach providing high quality CPD.
- Questionnaires have been created by the Subject Leader and sent to members of staff to allow them to show the areas of P.E. they felt most confident and least confident in teaching. This has allowed us to highlight which members of staff should be involved in the different areas of the funding package
- Extending the range of sport available in school and release staff to take part in sport related professional development. Staff have been involved in the delivery of sporting activities during school and afterschool.
The funding has enabled us to participate in a number of competitions against schools in our area and the rest of Lancashire.
During curriculum time classes will have the opportunity to take part in these extra activities taught by outside agencies: Tag Rugby, Swimming sessions, Tri Golf, Handball, Multiskills, Gymnastics, Speedstacking, Ballroom Dancing, Contemporary Dance, Football, Change4Life, Pentathalon training, Yoga and Boccia.
Our ‘Lytham Hall Park Pupil P.E Questionnaire’ results showed that our children are keen to experience new sporting opportunities. With this in mind, a proportion of the Sports fund was used to introduce Boccia, Yoga, Dancing and Speedstacking. The questionnaire also showed that many KS2 children would like to continue a table tennis club. We have purchased tables and equipment to allow this club to take place in spring and summer this year. Pupils who have less involvement and interest in sport have had the opportunity to take part in ‘Speedstacking’, the sports funding has also financed the resources to allow this to take place. Handball, Archery and Badminton resources have been purchased in order for children to play during lunchtimes.
An audit of the P.E. resources was undertaken and new storage and new and updated resources have been purchased. This was in order to improve the delivery of P.E. and sport in school including at lunchtimes and playtimes.
- During playtimes and lunchtimes physical activity is continually encouraged. Resources and equipment are accessible for both KS1 and KS2 pupils. At playtimes and lunchtimes (KS1 and KS2) our Sports Apprentice is timetabled to train and increase skill development. This encourages all children to keep active and learn skills whilst having fun! Lunchtime activities include- Football, Street Dance, Athletics, Archery. Multi-skills, Handball and Dodgeball. All of these activities aim to help each child participate in the ‘expected 30 minutes per day in school’ of physical activity.
- We also have a team of Year 5/6 leaders who undertake PALS activities for KS1 children. This gives the junior leaders opportunity to lead structured and ‘made up games’ and to promote the importance of rules and fair play.
- ‘The Daily Mile’ is an activity that every class strives to do everyday which helps to achieve our goal of at least 3 hours physical activity per week.
Schools are now required to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. At Hall Park we endeavour to achieve this goal for all children. As a result we offer ‘booster sessions’ for children who need extra support in meeting this national curriculum requirement.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Please complete all of the below*:
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?
n/a for this cohort
We annually recruit a team of ‘Year 6 Sports Monitors’ who work weekly to update our Sainsbury’s school sports blog and notice board with latest stories, results, match reports and to show what competitive opportunities are happening for our pupils. Our Sports Blog is also an opportunity for all of our pupils to show case their sporting achievements out of school.
We have used the funding to extend the range of sport available in school and release staff to take part in sport related CPD and also to improve the P.E. Faculty’s knowledge in ‘Safe Practice in P.E’. KS1 staff have had extra training to assist them in teaching all pupils to learn Key Fundamental Movement Skills ready for KS2 Game situations. This has been a key area of work for our sport apprentice.
We pride ourselves on the extensive amount of clubs provided before, after and during lunchtimes. All the clubs have been well received/ well attended and taught by KS1 & KS2 teaching staff and outside agencies- The Wyre & Fylde School Sports Partnership, Nippon UK, Jujitsu & Fencing Academy and Milligan & McCann Academy. The emphasis on the impact of this funding is to provide increasingly high quality sporting opportunities and for pupils to be involved in new physical opportunities.
In 2019-20 we have received further funding of over £19,530. We will use this funding to continue to remain a partner in the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership. The Wyre and Fylde Partnership have always worked with an aim of sustainability and so there is a clear focus on professional development of staff linked to their self assessed needs and curriculum demands.
Funding will be used for CPD for staff to improve their understanding and delivery of the PE/Sport revised Scheme of Work.
We aim to continue to further develop the use of the resources available for children to use during playtimes and lunchtimes, on the school field and playground to encourage active participation in team games led by qualified coaches and our pupils through PALS.
Further funding in 2019-20 will be targeted to employ coaches to work with staff in lessons to provide team teaching and professional development in teaching sport. We continue to train an apprentice via the sport funding to improve the fine and gross motor skills (key fundamental movement skills) across KS1 and KS2.
The Lytham Cluster of schools already work closely to provide wider range of sporting opportunities including competitions. Our sport apprentice is facilitating improved access to these.