Sports Premium

Berkeley Academy Sport Premium Statement

The Sport Premium funding is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.  This is done through developing and enhancing the PE and sport provision in the academy.  In addition, the funding is used to build capacity and capability through training and professional development of staff.

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation in physical activity and a commitment to healthy living.  Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The Sport Premium Grant for the year 2019-2020 was £19,550.

The Sport Premium Grant for 2019-2020 has been spent in the following ways:

  • To provide targeted activities to encourage active play during break times and lunchtimes in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To establish sport clubs and activities after school  in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To adopt a healthy walking initiative namely ‘Beat the Street’
  • To raise attainment in swimming to meet the requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 through providing swimming lessons at Heston pool
  • To provide staff with professional development and training to help them teach PE and sport more effectively through Sport Impact
  • To hire qualified specialist sports practitioners to enhance the delivery of the PE curriculum in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To organise, coordinate and take part in sport competitions or tournaments within the academy or across the local area with the support of Sport Impact and Sports Plus e.g. Hounslow Borough Sports Day tournament
  • To organise remote sessions during lockdown

The impact of the Sport Premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment in 2019-2020 was demonstrated through:

  • Increased participation in sports clubs and competitions
  • Increased participation in physical activities delivered by a trained team of SMSAs and  trained playground leaders at social times
  • All targeted children taking part in swimming lessons at Heston Pool within the KS2 PE curriculum to maximise the number of pupils being able to swim 25 meters. Truncated by lockdown

The Sport Premium Grant for 2020-2021 is £19,560.

The Sport Premium Grant for 2020-2021 will be spent in the following ways:

  • To provide targeted activities to encourage active play during break times and lunchtimes in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To establish sport clubs and activities after school  in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To adopt a healthy walking initiative namely ‘Beat the Street’
  • To provide staff with professional development and training to help them teach PE and sport more effectively through the use of visiting professionals
  • To hire qualified specialist sports practitioners to enhance the delivery of the PE curriculum in partnership with Sports Plus
  • To organise, coordinate and take part in sport competitions or tournaments within the academy or across the local area where possible given the restrictions by the Coronavirus pandemic
  • To organise remote sessions during any future partial or full school closure

The impact of the Sport Premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment in 2020-2021 will be demonstrated through

  • Continuing to improve the quality of education in PE through reviewing the curriculum plans and introducing an electronic tracking system to monitor the progress of pupils towards PE national curriculum objectives in each academic year which will inform lesson planning
  • Delivering further training to staff and in particular NQTs as well as SMSAs to ensure all are skilled up to deliver PE sessions or sports and games as required
  • Delivering parental workshops to skill up parents especially in EYFS so they can make sure their children take part in physical activities, sports and games outside of school and at home
  • Further enhancing the programme of activities and clubs offered to pupils and tracking participation through for example the activities passport and getting more trophies
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