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“PUPILS 52 boys and girls, aged 4-11 A teeny-tiny school with just over 50 pupils in three classes – but golly, it’s a good one. A mother emails: ‘When I looked around Llangrove, the children were coming in from break and one handed me a flower on her way past, which was pretty compelling.’ Llangrove is a largeish village (one pub, one school), 15 minutes north of Monmouth in a glorious valley. Deputy head Sarah Dean is, says a mother, ‘lovely and very down to earth’, and there are two ‘fantastic’ male teachers. There’s great focus on good manners (pupil behaviour was rated Outstanding by Ofsted), and strong links with the church and the local community. We’re impressed with the IT provision – lots of laptops, iPads and interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Pupils praise the after-school sports clubs, swimming lessons in Monmouth in the summer, theatre trips to Hereford and an annual whole-school expedition – one year they went to Barry Island, which must have been a whole lot of fun.”

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P.E. & Sports Premium

PE Grant Funding

Schools have been issued with funding from the Government as part of the Sport Premium initiative. This sum of money is to be spent by the school on ‘improving the quality of sport and PE’.

Within HMFA, careful consideration has been given as to how this money was spent. Our rational for spending the money is;

  • To improve the quality of the sport and PE that we are already offering to the children in all of the federation schools, ensuring all children benefit from the funding.
  • Offer training opportunities to staff to improve teaching and learning and for CPD.
  • Ensure the school is able to participate in local tournaments and hold federation events.
  • Encourage more participation in a wider range of after school activities for all children.

As a result of these discussions we are very pleased to explain how the Sports Premium has impacted on PE provision and development during the academic year (see below):

PE GRANT FUNDING
2016 -2017

INCOME RECEIVED
NOV 2016
£4,801

MAY 2017
£3,429

HOW THE SPORTS PREMIUM HAS IMPACTED HMFA

Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies has used the Sport Funding to employ two specialist PE teachers to work across all 7 schools in the wider federation. This has ensured that high quality PE lessons have been consistently taught in all schools.

Non specialist teachers have benefited by increasing their knowledge, understanding and confidence to teach PE. This has been achieved via regular observation and discussions with the specialist teachers and support with their planning if required, as well as centrally organised CPD sessions.

One example of CPD was the opportunity to work alongside qualified cricket coaches during their lessons and supported with specific resources for teaching their lessons.

Pupils have benefited from taking part in HMFA federation sporting events and festivals; these include netball, tag rugby and hockey tournaments, gymnastics and multi skills festivals and a federation athletics event which has involved KS1 and KS2 children. In addition to this there have been a number of friendly sporting fixtures between HMFA federation schools. Several of the federation tournaments have fed into the winter and summer school county games providing further sporting opportunities for the pupils.

The specialist PE teachers each run a weekly sports club at each of 7 federation schools. These are for Reception, KS 1 and KS 2 pupils and enabled every year group to access extra -curricular activities. These clubs have been full to capacity across the federation.

The collaboration has allowed the smaller schools such as Llangrove, Kings Caple and St Weonards to enter teams made of pupils from their combined schools into tournaments such as swimming galas which previously they would have struggled to enter as they had too few pupils.

As the specialist PE teachers are employed to work across all the HMFA schools, this allows for sharing of PE equipment to ensure that all pupils have access to sports equipment and therefore are able to participate in a greater range of sporting activities.

SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2014-2015

For the academic year 2014-2015 Llangrove CE Academy received £8,205 sports funding from the government to enhance the P.E. provision of the school. This funding is given to all schools and the amount is based upon the number of pupils. We have used all of the allocation to employ a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week. Mr Goodchild is employed to work across the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies. At Llangrove he teaches all three classes with the class teacher working alongside him as part of their continued professional development. He runs a weekly afterschool club offering a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Mr Goodchild also organises a number of competitive matches and sports festivals with other schools.
As a result of the funding staff have developed in their confidence and skill in teaching across the P.E. curriculum; a greater number of children are now involved in extra-curricular activities; and the school has participated in a larger number of sporting events with other schools and triumphed in tag rugby, quick sticks hockey and athletics tournaments.

SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2015-2016

For the academic year 2015-2016 Llangrove CE Academy has been allocated £8,205 sports funding from the government to enhance the P.E. provision of the school. This funding is given to all schools and the amount is based upon the number of pupils. We have used all of the allocation to employ a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week. Mr Goodchild is employed to work across the Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies.

At Llangrove he teaches all three classes and he runs a weekly afterschool club offering a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Mr Goodchild also organises a number of competitive matches and sports festivals with other schools.

As a result of the funding a greater number of children are now involved in extra-curricular activities; and the school has participated in a larger number of sporting events with other schools and has already triumphed in both quick sticks hockey and netball tournaments.

SPORTS FUNDING STATEMENT 2016-2017

For the academic year 2016-2017 Llangrove CE Academy is expecting to receive approximately £8,200 of PE & Sports Funding from the government to enhance the P.E. provision of the school. This funding is given to all schools and the amount is based upon the number of pupils.

Our allocation has been put towards employing a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week to work alongside the class teachers. Mr Goodchild is employed to work across five Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies schools.

At Llangrove he teaches all three classes and he runs a weekly afterschool club offering a variety of sports activities throughout the year. Mr Goodchild also organises a number of competitive matches and sports festivals with other schools.

Llangrove CE Academy has taken part in shared federation activities including the Federation Olympics, HMFA Quick Sticks Hockey, Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Netball, Tennis, Hi 5 Netball, Football, Multi-Skills, Cricket and Cross Country at Canon Pyon. We also represented the Ross cluster schools in the Herefordshire Winter School Games in Quik Sticks Hockey. Three of our KS2 pupils won their races in the Ross School Cluster Swimming Gala.

Last year children in years 4, 5 and 6 also had rugby coaching from Worcester Warriors. Our Year 5 and 6 rugby team then went on to take part in a rugby tournament at Greyhound Rugby Club, Hereford.

As a result of the funding a greater number of children are now involved in extra-curricular activities and the school has participated in a larger number of sporting events with other schools.

The following table illustrates how we plan to spend the PE & Sports Funding in 2016/2017

 DescriptionCost
Total Forecast Spend for Financial Year 2016/2017£8,200
Specialist Sports Teacher.
Additional support staff to accompany children to events.
Employing a specialist P.E teacher for one day a week to work alongside the class teachers. Also to provide extracurricular sports activities and after school sports club.
The cost of additional support staff to accompany children taking part in interschool competitions, other federation sporting events and sporting activities held away from Llangrove.
£4,640
Staff Training and DevelopmentStaff to be given the opportunity to attend CPD in PE and sport.
The cost of extra cover required to release staff to attend CPD.
£1,000
ResourcesThe purchase of PE equipment for PE lessons, after-school clubs and lunchtime play.£500
Transport CostsCosts associated with transport to interschool competitions and federation activities. £1,200
Cost of swimming lessons Swimming lessons for the whole school at Monmouth School Swimming Pool.£860