What does the Sport Premium mean for my school?
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
How has the Sport Premium funding been used at Hartley Primary Academy?
During the academic year 2016/2017, Hartley Primary Academy used £5825 of the Sport Premium funding to became members of Take Pride and continue our affiliation to the Kent Schools Football Association. Take Pride CIC provides teachers with the ideas and resources to deliver high quality Sport and Physical Education (PE) and opportunities for pupils to engage in leadership. As well as this, they provide the children with opportunities to compete against each other, and other schools, in a fun and safe environment. Through our membership with Take Pride and our affiliation with Kent Schools Primary Football Association, children at Hartley have had the opportunity to compete in the following sports:
We have continued to develop our ‘Sports Crew’ (a group of 16 Year 5 and 6 children), who help to promote sport within the school through running lunchtime sporting activities for lower Key Stage 2 children. In addition to this, the ‘Sports Crew’ has organised intra-school sports competitions at lunchtimes and has played an active role with both Key Stage 1 and 2 sports days.
The funding has also been used to source qualified coaches in gymnastics and netball, in order to provide high quality coaching in after school clubs. We have purchased new sports equipment, allowing the children to learn and develop their skills in the sport of Kurling – we now have enough equipment for a whole class to participate in Kurling during PE lessons. The funding was also used to purchase 6 balance bikes and helmets for KS1 – helping to improve the children’s balance and confidence on a bike. In addition to this, funding has been used on permanent 4 square grid markings on the upper playground and two new dance floor markings on the lower playground. These floor markings help to encourage the children to be active during playtimes and lunch times.
The sports funding has also been used to develop our links with other primary schools within the Leigh Academies Trust this year to provide cross-trust sporting competitions. During the 2016/2017 academic year, Hartley competed in a LAT Primary Cricket competition and a LAT Primary Sports Day. These events provided our children with the opportunity to compete in fantastic sports venues as well as meeting some famous professional athletes. Hartley Primary Academy were crowned champions in both of these events.
Ensuring we provide a wide variety of opportunities for children to fully participate in sport, Hartley Primary Academy has also offered the following sports after school clubs during the 2016/2017 academic year:
For a more detailed breakdown showing exactly how the Sport Premium funding has been spent, please refer to relevant link on this page.
Hartley Primary Academy achieved a BRONZE School Games Mark for the year 2016/2017. This is something we are very proud of and shows that the sports funding is helping us to provide the children of Hartley Primary Academy with many sporting opportunities.
The impact of this provision for 2016-17 can be found here. (Impact of PE and Sports Grant Premium 2016-2017)
The impact of this provision for 2015-16 can be found here. (Impact of PE and Sport Premium Grant 2015-2016)
The impact of this provision for 2014-15 can be found here. (Impact of PE and Sport Premium Grant, 2014-2015)
The impact of this provision for 2013-14 can be found here. (Impact of PE and Sport Premium Grant, 2013-14)
Plans for spending the PE and Sport Premium Grant 2017-18…coming soon…
Expenditure of the PE and Sport Premium Grant 2016-17 – Expenditure for 2016-2017
The behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Pupils are proud to belong to the community of Hartley Primary Academy…Pupils’ conduct in lessons is exemplary.
Ofsted, March 2016
The standards at Hartley Primary Academy are exceptional. They have been consistently above average over time.
Ofsted, March 2016
The school provides a caring and supportive environment to children and there is a clear emphasis on enabling children to be the best they can be — both academically and as “people”.
A quotation from a member of staff, Ofsted Report, March 2016
I feel really safe at Hartley Primary Academy…all the teachers and my friends are all around me.Y4