Sport at Moss Hey 2017/18
The Government provides all schools with additional funding that is to be ‘ring fenced’ for improving the provision of PE and sport. The amount each school receives is calculated by reference to the number of children on roll. Schools are accountable for how this money is spent.
The allocation for 2016/17 for Moss Hey Primary was £8802. The allocation for 2017/18 is £8875.
Moss Hey Primary has worked hard to improve the range and quality of physical education offered to all of our pupils, in order to encourage healthy lifestyles amongst our pupils. Our pupils participate in two hours of Physical Education each week, including swimming, wake-up and shake-up activities, lunchtime activities as well as their usual outdoor games lessons and gymnastics, dance and athletics lessons.
The school employs a specialist games coach to work with staff and pupils on outdoor games activities. New and appropriate, high quality resources have been bought to support the units being taught. Having a specialist games coach gives our pupils the opportunity to work with adults other than their class teachers, which is very beneficial for their social development. The pupils are giving very positive feedback on their sessions with their games coach.
We have built up a wide range of extracurricular clubs to encourage children to try new activities. We offer a wide range of new sports for the children to enjoy both before and after school. (See our ‘extracurricular’ tab on this website). We have assemblies devoted to a range of sports, to enthuse our pupils and to encourage them to try new activities. For example, we have had a cricket presentation as well as a gymnastics presentation.
We have been building links with our local community. Local rugby, tennis and cricket clubs work with us throughout the year, giving children wider opportunities to join in new sports, with staff and children benefitting from specialist coaches. These links ensures that our teachers develop their own skills in delivering high quality PE sessions. The local tennis club works with our lower KS2 pupils culminating in a tournament at the club. A local cricket club delivers excellent sessions and offers a bespoke Moss Hey training session at their club on a Friday evening. Our Key Stage Two pupils have taken part in a Bike-ability Scheme, which proved to be very successful, run by a local cycle safety company.
We use the Primary Sport Fund to pay for lunchtime sports coaches, and have noticed an immediate increase in levels of activity, focus and enjoyment. We were very aware that lunchtime can be a long time without structure, and have noticed behaviour has improved since the introduction of lunchtime focused activities.
The funding is encouraging us to take up and develop opportunities where our children can compete against other local schools in sporting events. We have football and netball teams that have played many matches, and our pupils have played competitively in many other sports such as hockey, boccia and lacrosse. All sports news and results are communicated in our weekly newsletter (the Moss Hey Messenger), which is available for everyone to view and can be found by clicking on the links on our website.
Other sporting events are promoted in our weekly newsletter and as a result we have had pupils participating in the Primary Schools Cross Country League on a Saturday morning.
Parents have given positive comments on the improved PE provision, and are supportive of the changes introduced. They show their support in various ways, one of which is by giving us their tokens from promotions; for example the Active Kids promotion from Sainsbury’s is well supported. Many of our parents also attend the Tuesday evening Zumba class run at school, led by one of our mothers.
Developing the skills of teachers, so that the funding has a long term effect, is also an integral part of our plan. An audit of skills and confidence has been carried out and specific training has been planned to meet the needs of our staff.
This funding is giving us a real opportunity to develop high quality sport throughout the school; it is encouraging us to put a higher priority on the value of physical education, ensuring we plan for a sustainable future, and already we are seeing a difference.
|Reviewing the impact of the Sport Premium 2016/17 – what difference has the funding had to the pupils at Moss Hey?|
|Qualified coaches involved with the school
|Professional development for staff
Peer to peer observation
Subject Leader cluster meetings
|New sports introduced
|Links with local sports clubs||Queensgate Tennis Club
Trinity Cricket Club
Bramhall Golf Club
Cheadle Hulme Cricket Club
Manchester Harriers Athletics Club
Victory Sports Netball Club
Total Gymnastics Academies
Stockport Sport for All – Basketball
|Competitions within school||Athletics
|Competitions between schools
|Extra Curricular sports
|Awards||We have achieved the Gold Sainsbury’s Schools Games Mark.
To further develop PE and school games provision for our pupils here at Moss Hey, we have worked towards the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark. This is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of physical 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 and, we are delighted to say, in July 2016 we were awarded the Gold Award.
For all Sainsbury’s School Games news, please click on the links to our weekly Moss Hey Messenger.
|Subject lead teacher||Outstanding leadership driving this subject area.|
|Sports Ambassadors||10 x Year 6 pupils encouraging participation in events.
Raising the profile of sports.
Leading the implementation of Learn to Lead.
Gather pupil voice.
Change for Life training implemented at lunchtimes.
Summarise and reflect on their impact in assemblies
|Promoting sport at Moss Hey||Sports notice board.
Celebrate pupil achievements in and out of school.
Weekly updates in Moss Hey Messenger. Assemblies led by sportsmen and women – highlight being Beth Tweddle visiting Moss Hey.
|Impact on attendance and attainment||Our attendance is very good, at 97.4%
Attendance at team events is very good; participation is high with good parental support
Academic attainment is very good.
|Continue to work with SSSP and take opportunities provided.
Maintain Sainsbury’s Gold award by meeting good practice criteria and begin to explore the Platinum level.
Raise the profile of sporting values.
Continue to work with qualified coaches and local clubs.
Continue to widen the range of sports and competitions available for the children.