Statement of Impact
Physical education contributes directly to development of physical competence and fitness at Blakehill Primary School. It also helps pupils to make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The high quality physical education we offer has a positive impact on both academic learning and physical activity patterns of our pupils. We believe that a healthy, physically active pupil is more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful in life skills. Through the government Primary Sports premium, we are able to provide the following for our children:
Wider sporting opportunities for all children, including, tri-golf, ultimate Frisbee, cross country, tag rugby and multi-skills activities and many more.
Specialised curriculum teaching in every year group.
Additional after school sports for a variety of year groups.
Every year group has the chance to participate in a sporting festival against other schools and receives additional specialist teaching in preparation for the festivals.
Additional equipment purchased enables more focused skill development. A whole class set of equipment ensures maximum participation.
Through membership to the East 1 Partnership (15 primaries and 2 upper schools) and The School Games program at Hanson, Pupils at Blakehill have access to much broader opportunity for competition.
Impact of Funding 2022-23
As a result of increased knowledge, skills and understanding in PE at Blakehill 89% of pupils were physically literate at the end of Key Stage 1 and 92% of pupils left Key stage 2 working at or above the expected standard for PE. In addition to this, in 2022-2023 we have been able to use the PE Sports Premium to achieve the following:
Significant Improvements to lunchtime provision: to maximise the opportunities for pupils to be physically active and expose more pupils to competitive sports we have adapted our lunchtime provision offering. Through the use of our PE lead, Sports and Personal Development Officer and Sports Coach we have offered a number sporting activities at lunchtimes for all pupils in Key Stage 2 to access. These have included: tag rugby, cricket, Dutch long ball, rounders, tennis, handball, netball and archery.
Teaching assistants support lunchtime supervisors in promoting play and positive interaction. Thraining continues to be provided via our sporst and personal develppment coach. Pupil voice influences provision at lunchtime and resources have been purchased and are rotated throughout the year at the resuest and interst of our children.
- Re-establishing Competitive Sporting events: The full sporting calendar with Sports UK has been able to be re-established. Pupils across Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 have received specialist coaching and groups of pupils represented Blakehill at the following events:
|Year 2||Multi - Sports|
|Year 6||Extreme Frisbee|
In addition to the year group festivals, funding has been able to be used to allow pupils to enter additional festivals organised by Sports UK. These festivals are used by schools to showcase talent in Key Stage 2. We attended the three additional festivals on offer with the following success:
|Tag Rugby||Year 3 & 4||Overall winners|
|Tag Rugby||Year 5 & 6||Second place|
|Football||Year 3 & 4||Overall winners|
|Football||Year 5 & 6||Overall winners|
|Rounders||Year 5 & 6||Third place|
- offered a wider and richer range of after school clubs which were accessible for all. The majority of our afterschool clubs are run at maximum capacity. Teaching assistants support our specialist coaches.
739 children from September to July attended after school clubs. A huge uptake on clubs from previous years, a number of children attended more than one club throughout the school year.
- Held in house competition such as the cross-country events, girls & boys football matches, basketball matches and dance and cheerleading performances.
- All competitions are celebrated in school. There was also an increase in the number of children bringing sporting certificates, medals and trophies into school on a Monday morning which are shared during celebration assembly.
- As a school we have been successful in a range of competitions where we have represented Bradford. We won a wide range of competitions such as Year 3 Golf, Year 4 Cricket, Year 5 Netball, Olympics Athletics competition, U11 Bradford Schools Football, KS1 & KS2 Tag Rugby, KS2 Rounders. We also attended other unique competitions such as Climbing, Badminton, SEND Panathlon, more able, Girls Football and Girls Cricket competitions.