Physical Education (PE) & Sport Premium
In 2018, Holy Trinity CE Nursery and Infant School and Holy Trinity CE Junior School came together under one governing body and formed The Federation of Holy Trinity CE Schools. Prior to this the schools operated totally separately with a headteacher and governing body in each school. The schools are still defined as being separate schools in relation to their registration with the Department for Education and OFSTED.
In January 2019, a single headteacher was appointed to lead the federation and since this time significant work has been taking place to ensure continuity for children and families in their journey through the schools. This has included areas such as curriculum planning, staff development, strengthening the role of subject leaders as well as administration, parent communication, policies and practices.
The federation is now at a point where it makes sense to create one report and action plan for the use of the sport premium grant.
The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum since academic year 2013/14, to improve the quality and breadth of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary schools. In October 2017 the Government confirmed that they would be doubling the amount allocated to each school, and the £320 million PE and Sport premium will continue in the 2020/2021 academic year.
At the Federation of Holy Trinity CE Schools, we believe that this additional funding provides us with an excellent opportunity to extend our provision for PE and sport; to improve children’s physical literacy and development of fundamental movement skills; to promote active and healthy lifestyles and to provide enhanced sporting opportunities.
We already provide many opportunities for participation in sport and PE within the curriculum, through clubs and in the many competitions we enter in the local and wider areas. We encourage wide and inclusive participation and we dedicate time to developing our competition calendar. Over time we have provided a range of sports such as fly-fishing, golf, VX and Bollywood dancing, alongside more traditional sports; there are options for everyone and opportunities such as karate, street dance, cycling and multi-sports promote a wide breadth of activities and enjoyment for all.
We aim for wide participation in sport and opportunities for children to try a wide range of different sports for enjoyment as well as experience involvement in competitive sport. To enhance this, we have proactive links with local sports clubs including Ripon Rugby Club and Ripon Tri-Stars and many of the children partake in community sporting events. We also hold an annual community sports afternoon where representatives from local clubs provide taster coaching and engagement sessions.
Part of the PE and Sport Premium has also been used to upskill a member of staff to the Level 5 Certificate in Primary School PE Specialism. It is now their role to share the delivery of PE across the Federation and assist in raising the standards within PE. It is also the role of the PE Specialist to raise the profile of sport and develop links with local clubs: promote extra-curricular activities; increase the amount of time and range of opportunities provided for children to engage in PE and sporting activities; and to ensure that improvements made now, will benefit pupils joining the Federation in future years.
For more information about our PE curriculum click here.