The Government is providing funding to maintained primary schools, specifically targeting the improvement of PE and Sport. For a full breakdown on how Manor Field will be spending the £20,190, please see our Sports Premium Spending Report for 2017 and 2018.
With the close links drawn between the MSA calendar and the teaching provision, pupils develop skills in their lessons which allow staff to accurately assess and identify pupils to represent Manor Field in inter-school events. Pupils have therefore experienced new sports and competitions.
As a result of the additional funding, Physical Education now carries a higher profile at Manor Field. Significant improvements have been made to the PE teaching provision due to the implementation of a new Scheme of Work which ties in with the MSA (Mid Sussex Active) calendar and is supported by the coaching provided by AITC (Albion in the Community).
Active clubs remain an important part of the learning experience at Manor Field, with the continuation of more specialised ones such as Flamenco Dancing, Dance Mats, Marching Club and Yoga as well as the introduction of new and reviving of old ones such as Football and Netball.
From an Inclusion perspective, we are now proud to have a girls’ football team to represent the school and our netball club has 28% boys attending.
The development of competitive sport is a high priority for Manor Field. The new curriculum map allows all pupils the opportunity to participate in competitive sport at the end of each half term block of teaching, with those showing ability or enthusiasm being asked to represent the school in competitions run by the MSA.
In October 2017, the introduction of the Daily Mile in Years Five and Six allowed for the identification of excelling pupils to be put forward for the Cross Country competition in December. Three of these pupils obtained places to attend the area finals and two went on to achieve places in the county finals - we have not achieved this level in the competition before!
During the rest of the academic year, Manor Field will continue to develop the five areas as specified by the DfE. We expect to:
1. Engage pupils in more physical activity by further promoting the Daily Mile, widening its impact further across the school. It is an aspiration for Manor Field to install its own running track within the next eighteen months, with efforts to raise sponsorship from local organisations in progress.
2. Raise the profile of PE through staff CPD and involvement in clubs, displays and taking part in more competitive sports within the school and locality that are reported about and celebrated in assemblies, in the school’s newsletter and on the website.
3. Retain the coaching from AITC to improve the quality of teaching
4. Offer more clubs, such as Basketball and Cricket, in the summer months.
5. Raise the profile of the Sports Day to include both competitive and non-competitive sports, take part in more of the MSA calendar events, as well as host more cross-House competitions.
We aim to continue to use the Sports Premium funding to extend the curriculum and make it as exciting for our pupils as possible. We are committed to staff development to ensure teachers have strong subject knowledge in order to consistently teach PE and sport to a good standard.
Regular feedback from the AITC coach allows us to monitor and offer development opportunities as they arise. We consider our efforts and goals to be sustainable as well as the relationships we are forging with outside agencies.
As a result of the additional Sport Premium, Manor Field has already made sustainable changes in accordance with the SDP
Pupils are engaged in more physical activity which kickstarts a more healthier lifestyle
PE has a higher profile within school and develops more positive attitudes toward sport
Teachers are more skilled and confident in their practice
More general and competitive sports opportunities are offered to pupils