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21/06/24

Back on it with circuit training pic.twitter.com/CNTQt1S5JO

21/06/24

It's rather hot here so time for a pit stop ice lolly pic.twitter.com/l4rsIhUh7H

21/06/24

Alby is mastering freestyle football pic.twitter.com/Al2ZVj0hkp

21/06/24

Hockey time- dribbling and shooting skills pic.twitter.com/jczMoyIAXI

21/06/24

After hockey we have Drumba! Dancing and drumming together- this will be coming to HA I promise you! pic.twitter.com/Ggu056a32b

21/06/24

Year 4s turn at some freestyle pic.twitter.com/sWEk2ocb4D

21/06/24

Enjoying a huge variety of sports in one day. See if you spot the Sherif of St. Albans!! pic.twitter.com/PNDmgVYJyz

21/06/24

Team Jamaica posing with a world champ and his gold medal. Huge opportunity to learn how values of determination, resilience, courage and belief create the best version of yourself. pic.twitter.com/mjybJkx0F9

21/06/24

Learning how to tag- the world champ is quite fast on his legs! pic.twitter.com/g5ScQmsvEX

21/06/24

Team Elmer have been learning some skills with pic.twitter.com/y9BXU3WiHx

21/06/24

Learning karate with an ex world campion Jordan Thomas pic.twitter.com/XXHUIzlrpo

21/06/24

Here we are getting ready to go! pic.twitter.com/x4gmdVu8t1

21/06/24

This morning we have had a special assembly with who has showed us his incredible freestyle football tricks. He challenged some children to perform some of his tricks and then he set Mr Leung and Mr Gandhi to a head-to-head competition! pic.twitter.com/D8m2UsVloW

21/06/24

Thank you to these two officers for coming in and speaking to our Y6’s about staying safe online - very informative and necessary. pic.twitter.com/CGy1ibx083

21/06/24

Getting ready to start at the World Games event! We are representing Jamaica!! pic.twitter.com/7tLN5rQcmr

21/06/24

Team Dahl had a brilliant time with their cheerleading yesterday!#Cheerleading pic.twitter.com/desPddKZdn

21/06/24

Harpenden Academy were so lucky to be visited by the sensational Ash Randell (holder of multiple world records!) today to cap off a truly superb sports week!#PE pic.twitter.com/jzi7Mexo87

20/06/24

Cheerleading went down a treat for Team Shakespeare! pic.twitter.com/YxzZfy2PmO

20/06/24

Year 3 having a ball at cheerleading! pic.twitter.com/TNfx36ax2e

20/06/24

Ladybirds had a super first sports day yesterday. Our favourite event was the egg and spoon. If it were an Olympic sport, Ladybirds would all be getting gold🥇 pic.twitter.com/IhIEkUBbl3

20/06/24

We even managed some stunts! pic.twitter.com/AGR0Bm2TVH

20/06/24

We’ve got the moves! Elmer class are enjoying cheerleading today. pic.twitter.com/JbmGo9OqOy

20/06/24

Learning some new moves! pic.twitter.com/pizIgxMeRN

20/06/24

Elmer Class are warming up ready for their cheerleading session. pic.twitter.com/sPIWDHyZBf

20/06/24

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed sports day yesterday. Well done Amber team for winning. pic.twitter.com/7r55UBly8M

Sports Premium

The Department for Education is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year. The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the department to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole - school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

How much PE and sport premium funding has Harpenden Academy received for this financial year?

Please refer to the document here

Schools are to determine their own spending, looking to improve the quality and breadth of PE / sport, looking to increase participation, encourage healthy lifestyles and improve the quality of provision.

How much PE and sport premium funding will Harpenden Academy receive for the next financial year 2022-2023?

Please refer to the document here

The outline of our aims is detailed below: 

This will use our sports premium to achieve the following aims and will link a number of our aims to school development plan and 

  • Maintain Gold School games mark. 
  • Clear and user-friendly way of recording activity levels of the children. 
  • PE moderation and professional discussion to aid assessment of pupils.
  • Continue and embed use of Concept Descriptors to inform assessment to ensure sustained progress in PE.  
  • To use ipads as tool to aid the learning and assessment in PE.  
  • To ensure we are being more sustainable in PE e.g. we will send all sporting communication via Edulink.  
  • To support the wellbeing of pupils we are offering a range of opportunities to enjoy physical activity. 

How has the funding been used to enhance the quality of PE and sport at Harpenden Academy? 

In addition to our curriculum lessons, the children have access to a wide range of opportunities to compete in intra and inter sport. This is a unique opportunity that is enabled through the use of the sports premium funding. We provide children the opportunity to attend different clubs, football, netball, dance, multi-sports through staff and external agencies. The aim is to use this funding to provide opportunities and develop talent to create a sporting legacy at the school. 

During their PE lessons our students are able to participate in a range of activities including: gymnastics, dance, games, athletics, swimming. We ensure that our facilities support the delivery of different sports. To enhance learning, we use local facilities such as the Harpenden Leisure Centre, Harpenden Common and Sir John Lawes playing fields.  

What has the impact been so far on participation and attainment? 

All children, receive two PE lessons a week and KS2 children have the opportunity to go swimming at our local leisure centre. Student progress and attainment has also increased, as a result of the provision put in place due to the additional funding available. Across the school, we have over 65% of children working at age related and with 20% of children across. 

We also have established our sports teams, in football, netball, rounders, tag rugby and athletics, ensuring that they have had opportunities to compete against local schools, on a regular basis as well as district competitions. 

Professional Development: 

Some of the funding has also been used for the professional development of our teachers, to ensure that all staff have the best training in order to deliver high quality provision to our students.  

  • Coaching for staff and TA’s in teaching games. 
  • Ongoing CPD for TA’s and primary teachers, in delivering PE and sport in a variety of activities. 

The future: Next steps

  • Children can confidently articulate their learning in PE (Vocabulary, LS, success, next steps) 
  • To monitor the activity of levels of the children at Harpenden Academy (EAL, SEND, PP, girls) 
  • Staff to feel more confident when assessing children in PE  
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