Branfil Primary School’s Sport Funding
At Branfil Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a thorough and varied PE curriculum and extensive extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through subscribing to the Havering School Sports Collective, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport with an aim to improving the quality of sport and PE for all school children. Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
PE & Sports Grant 2023-2024
Please see document below for details of how we are spending this grant.
Effect of PE premium on attainment and participation:
Full-time sports coach is continuing to support all abilities of children in PE to ensure they are thoroughly scaffolded, challenged and engaged during sporting sessions as well as lunchtimes. Children have been applying their taught skills to more competitive situations and tasks.
Full-time sports coach has been supporting PE sessions and providing ideas on how to ensure engaging PE lessons are taking place that encourage the participation and enjoyment of all children.
Member of Havering Schools Sports Partnership which includes supporting links with Sports Crew training to encourage participation of less active pupils.
PE Passport scheme is supporting teachers to deliver well-planned lessons which provide support and challenge for all learners.
PE Passport app allows staff to capture photo and video evidence of pupil’s sporting ability in order to support attainment and progression judgements, ensuring assessment is accurate and moderated.
Participating in sporting events for all levels of ability to challenge the more able and still provide equal opportunities to SEND, PP, EAL and other children who may not have the same opportunities for competitive sporting.
Ensure resources are well looked after and audited regularly to enable engaging and well-resourced lessons to be taught.
Continuation of full-time Sports Coach supporting and upskilling teachers; this will have a positive impact on lesson delivery in the future and further build on teacher’s confidence.
Ensure pupil voice is gathered regularly from a wide range of different pupils in order to develop the extracurricular club offer and have pupil input into ways to engage children to be more active throughout the school day.
Of the 2022-23 Year 6 cohort:
80% children were able to swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
75% children could use a range of strokes effectively
77% children could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.