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Hamilton School Policy for Sport Premium

Access to sport and physical activity can be very challenging for our students and families.  There is a lot of evidence about the importance of exercise for students with autism in terms of lowering stress levels and hence improving learning.  We are aiming to improve fitness levels, increase participation rates and also help to develop hobbies and activities that can be developed outside of the home and involve other family members

It is not as simple as saying that one intervention will always directly link to one outcome and in order to improve things many different interventions come together.  The funding is proving to be invaluable and having a positive impact on our students in a number of ways. 

For the financial Year 2018-19 the school received £16,975

The focus of expenditure was on the following areas:
We have a formal partnership agreement with The Albion Foundation which is having a positive impact on both parties and has doubled the amount of PE support that we provide. It also supports after school provision on Friday afternoons for those who need it.

Key Indicators

The Albion Foundation provide specialist PE lessons for every class each week.  This costs 26% of our SP allocation.  The goal this year was to provide activities which every child in school could participate in and this has been achieved.  Other PE sessions are run by staff and to be sustainable we are working with The Albion Foundation to skill up these staff.

The school received a Top Cycle Location grant from Birmingham City Council and now has two bicycle shelters and a set of balance bikes.  Three staff regularly cycle into work now.  The staff well being sessions which are held once a half term always have a keep fit element and more staff are recognising the importance of good health and fitness to being well at school, for themselves and the pupils.

Shadowing The Albion Foundation staff has led to increased confidence and knowledge.  This happens at the Portway Centre which is a specialist centre for children and young people with SEN.     One teacher is leading on Ready, Set, Ride in partnership with HSBC and British Cycling and this has involved learning new teaching strategies. We are carrying forward 27% of the allocation for training.

We already provide a wide range of sports and fitness activities.  We have purchased a table tennis table and will be starting in-school sessions with this.  We have reviewed using the trampoline park and will find alternatives this year.  The sessions at Portway cover general physical literacy in specialist facilities which offer a safe and stable environment.  There us a life trail, a sensory room, a sports hall, astro turf and soft play facilities.  Broadening the range of our sports and fitness activities has cost 47% of our SP allocation.

We held our annual sports day in which students compete against one another, although each student receives a medal.  This year three classes participated in the Albion Foundation Seasonal Sports Festivals which includes Boccia, running races and archery.

  Income Expenditure
C/fwd from 17/18 4107.00  
18/19 Allocation 16975.00  
Albion Foundation   4375.00
Climbing   2720.00
Forest School   1484.61
Additional swimming   2124.15
Trampolining   630.00
Gymnastics   840.00
Cover for trike shed  

465.18

Travel to gymnastics   55.00
Additional equipment   514.00
Sub Total 21082.00 13207.94
Carry forward to 2019-20 7874.06


Swimming and Water safety

Percentage of year 6 that can swim 25m – 17%
Percentage of year 6 that can use a range of strokes – 58%
Percentage of year 6 that can perform safe self-rescue – 42%
The SP has been used to fund swimming for children in KS1 which is over and above the national curriculum requirements.



For the financial Year 2017-18 the school received £8,560


The focus of expenditure was on the following areas:

We now have a formal partnership agreement with The Albion Foundation which is having a positive impact on both parties and has doubled the amount of PE support that we provide. It also supports after school provision on Friday afternoons for those who need it.


Impact of the expenditure

The quality of our PE provision has improved as has our provision for physical activity at social times. Staff are more confident in using a range of strategies.  There is more engagement in activities.  Gymnastics sessions have been very successful and parents have been able to build on the progress we have made with the younger students and swimming.  Climbing has been very successful and our work with The Albion Foundation goes from strength to strength.


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