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Autumn term starts 02/09/2021
Flu Vaccinations - Whole School 18/10/2021 @ All day
Flu Vaccination catch up day 08/11/2021

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PE & sport premium

Branfil Primary School’s Sports Funding

At Branfil Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a thorough and varied PE curriculum and extensive extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through subscribing to the Havering School Sports Collective, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

What is the Sports Premium?

The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport with an aim to improving the quality of sport and PE for all school children. Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Please see document below for details of how we are spending this grant.

Effect of PE premium on attainment and participation:

·         New basketball courts and nets installed in the playground have meant that this space is a more active area during play times and lunch times, used by children who would not usually participate in sport during these times.
·         Outside agencies have been supporting more able children in PE to ensure they are thoroughly challenged and engaged during sporting sessions as well as lunchtimes. Children have been applying their taught skills to more competitive situations and tasks.
·         A Daily Mile track has been provided on the Upper Playground making participation in the Daily Mile more accessible and engaging for all children, with more of a competitive and achievable goal. Children are setting challenges for themselves and children show greater enjoyment during these sessions.
·         Outside agencies have been supporting PE sessions and providing ideas on how to ensure engaging PE lessons are taking place that encourage the participation and enjoyment of all children.
·         Outside agencies have been supporting school staff to enable children to participate in events within Havering against local schools.
·         New resources have been ordered as necessary to meet the needs of the scheme of work to ensure lessons are engaging and that all children can participate throughout the whole lesson. New invasion games are being taught using resources that children have not tried before. Children have been enjoying participating in different types of sporting opportunities.

·         Ensure upkeep of basketball courts and Daily Mile track are maintained and used effectively during play times and lunch times and also to facilitate sporting clubs.
·         Ensure resources are well looked after and audited regularly to enable engaging and well-resourced lessons to be taught.
·         Continue having outside agencies supporting and upskilling teachers; this will have a positive impact on lesson delivery in the future and further build on teacher’s confidence.  
·         Ensure pupil voice is gathered regularly from a wide range of different pupils in order to develop the extracurricular club offer and have pupil input into ways to engage children to be more active throughout the school day.
·         Plan regular staff training sessions and opportunities to discuss areas where teachers feel they need more support and/or things that need developing in order to ensure that high quality PE lessons are being delivered and there are a wide range of opportunities for children to be active.

Swimming at the end of Year 6

Our current Year 6, out of a cohort of 90 pupils, are able to do the following:
  • 71 children can able to swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • 58 children can use a range of strokes effectively
  • 65 children are able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.