Yorkshire Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards 2015

Sheffield Hallam University - Sheffield Institute of Education

In 1905, the City of Sheffield Training College admitted its first 90 teacher training students to its base in what is now part of Sheffield Hallam's Collegiate Crescent campus. 110 years later, the University still has a thriving teacher education department, with more than 700 trainee teachers graduating every year.

Next year the Sheffield Institute of Education, which includes the University's teacher education provision, will move into a £30m new building on Charles Street in the city centre, demonstrating the University's commitment to continuing its history of being a leading provider of trained teachers.

Sheffield Hallam was the first university in Yorkshire and the Humber to offer a PGCE Primary PE Specialist with qualified teacher status (QTS) - after the government recently pledged funding of £150m to improve PE lessons for Key Stage one and two pupils, with schools getting £9,000 each to develop better quality provision.

The programme, which has already welcomed 50 students including a former professional footballer and a qualified acrobat means they can bring their physical education experiences into primary school teaching. For more info, go to https://www.shu.ac.uk/sioe/

The Awards

In October 2017 the Department for Education announced five new Key Performance Indicators for the Primary PE and Sports Premium grant. These are reflected in our five awards categories:

The 2018 Awards will recognise schools that have innovated and endeavoured to provide improved outcomes for pupils using the Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.

All primary schools in Yorkshire receiving the grant can be nominated for one of five prestigious awards- see below for further details.

Round 1- County awards

Initial submissions will be judged at a county level by local experts in PE and school sport. Winners will receive county level awards and be invited to attend the regional finals.

Round 2- Regional awards

Winners of county awards will be invited to a formal award ceremony where they will receive their county award and compete for the honour of Yorkshire award winners with the three other regional finalists.

A judging panel featuring Sport England, the Youth Sport Trust, the Association for Physical Education and Ofsted will judge nominations before the Yorkshire winners are announced at the ceremony in June.

Round 3- National awards

Yorkshire Winners in the following categories will go on to the National round of the Award for the first time in 2017;

If this pilot is succesful it will continue in 2018.

Before applying, ensure that your submission:

Is innovative

How has the school delivered something additional which is ground breaking and original which other schools can learn from?

Is sustainable

How has the school ensured that the impact of an additional intervention can be maintained after the grant is longer provided?

Impacts on pupils - this is crucial if
your submission is to be successful

How has the school ensured and measured (evidence will be required) that pupils benefit from the intervention?

Applications will be considered more
favourably if the following are referenced:

  • Transition (i.e. how pupils will continue to benefit when they move on to secondary schools)
  • Social mobility (i.e. how pupil’s future prospects have or will be improved)
  • The school’s journey from under-performing to over-performing in your chosen area

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on their pupil's engagement in physical activity or health improvement activities.

This could include:

  • increasing activity levels of the least active pupils,
  • engaging pupils who do not enjoy PE lessons,
  • targeting pupils who are overweight or obese,
  • working with pupils who do not usually participate in extracurricular sports clubs
  • collaborating with parents, the community or faith groups to raise the profile and importance of physical activity

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitive evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Whole school improvement (national category)

For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils in and through PE, including other curriculum subjects and priority school development areas.

This could include:

  • an identified priority through the whole school action plan or SEF (for example attendance, parental engagement or behaviour)
  • increased attainment in other curricular areas directly attributed to the grant
  • development of other PE and sport outcomes (for example confidence, resilience or SMSC)
  • comprehensive enhancements to the PE curriculum which consider pupil's backgrounds and circumstances
  • impact on pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitive evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Up-skilling staff

For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils when increasing confidence, competence or qualifications of school staff including teachers, teaching assistants, lunch time supervisors, coaches, governors or parents.

This could include:

  • on or off site training
  • professional training for whole staff, a targeted group or individuals

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitive evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Broader sporting experience

For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant on pupils by broadening the sporting experience outside of PE lessons.

This could include:

  • adaptation of the extracurricular sports offer
  • offsite excursions or residentials which target specific cohorts of pupils
  • working with local community sports clubs to break down barriers to participation outside of school
  • training and deploying sports leaders
  • using School Games (or other) values to motivate attendance in extracurricular activities

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitive evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Increased participation in
competitive sport (national category)

For schools which can demonstrate the impact of the grant increasing pupil participation levels in competitive sport. The impact of this on pupils should be clearly stated.

This could include:

  • entering competitions which are accessible for all pupils
  • identifying competitions to attend which are linked to curriculum, extracurricular and community sports clubs
  • providing more opportunities to groups of pupils including girls, SEND, BME or other targeted cohorts
  • introducing and providing opportunities to compete in different sports, not usually on offer

Applications should include innovative interventions, projects or other activities which have improved outcomes for pupils. Your example should have developed or added to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers and make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. Impact should be clearly measured and applications should include qualitative and/or quantitive evidence including quotes from teachers, pupils and, where possible, parents.

Nominate projects from your region

Humber
Nominations

North Yorkshire Nominations

South Yorkshire Nominations

West Yorkshire Nominations

Primary PE and School Sport Premium Awards are in conjunction with
Go to the Humber Sports Partnership Website
Go to the North Yorkshire Sport Website
Go to the Yorkshire Sport Foundation Website