PE AND SPORTS GRANT
At Hawkedon, the school community focuses upon developing confident learners. We believe that sports provision adds significantly to children's confidence levels and we encourage children to participate in extra-curricular activities and competitions in addition to their physical education lessons. As a large school with 630 pupils on roll, we have had to consider how we can support our vision of ensuring that children enjoy, participate and learn to love sport. The school has formed a Sports Department to enable our vision to come to reality. We have received the Gold School Games Mark. The monies received from the PE and Sports Funding Grant contributes to this work. However, financing for effective Sports provision at the school far exceeds the school’s sports grant money that we receive.
DETAILS OF GRANT RECEIVED BY HAWKEDON
The school employs 2 sports Teaching Assistants who work five days a week, afternoons only, to support teachers in lessons. They also organise and deliver clubs on a daily basis. Sports Teaching Assistants organise numerous competitions for the school to participate in.
A large variety of sporting clubs are run over each term to support children in their sporting development. An Extended School Manager has been hired to assist in the smooth running of the clubs which run outside of the school day. Equipment has been replaced and new equipment has been purchased to support sports teaching at the school.
Funding is used in addition to the Pupil Premium money to ensure that all disadvantaged children gain free access to all clubs and have priority placement.
Impact of improved provision over the year
The impact of the improved sports provision over the year has been great. The school has a reputation in the local area of one that promotes, supports and enters children into many competitions.
Each term there is a range of extra-curricular activities. Children throughout the school from Reception to Year 6 are able to access these clubs.
We enter many local competitions. These events included: football, handball, cricket, gymnastics, multi skills, rugby, dance, cross country and hockey. The school hockey team were winners of the Wokingham competition and went on to represent the borough. Our Year 6 football team won the EFL cup and went on to represent Reading FC at the South of England competition in Birmingham. The school will build on this participation in competitions by organising more inter-house events, as well as competitions within the School Learning Alliance.
Teachers use of Get Set for P.E scheme to teach PE lessons. Observations of lessons are generally good or better for the teaching of PE.
Children who are gifted and talented are identified and parents are signposted to clubs outside of school that can support their children.
Sporting facilities at the school are very good with two multi-use Astroturf pitches, a cricket net, large playing field and halls.