The legacy of the London Olympics 2012 has seen the introduction of the Primary School P.E. and Sports Funding, which is focused on improving provision of P.E. within primary schools.
What we receive
In 2013-2014, Reynolds Primary Academy was allocated £9,560
In 2014-2015, Reynolds Primary Academy was allocated £9,570
In 2015-2016, Reynolds Academy was allocated £9,570
In 2016-2017, Reynolds Academy was allocated £9,570
In 2017-2018, Reynolds Academy has been allocated £19,190
Reynolds Academy use of Primary School P.E. and Sports Funding
As part of the Tollbar Multi Academy Trust, Reynolds Academy employs a fully qualified secondary school PE Specialist, on a full-time basis. This role involves:
How it makes a difference
In July 2017, Reynolds Academy achieved the Silver School Games Mark award for its ‘commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2016/17.’
Since September 2013 the specialist Physical Education staff provided by Tollbar MAT have been providing a range of lessons, to not only cover the Primary Physical Education curriculum but to extend it. These staff, notably the PE co-ordinator for Reynolds Academy, have supported certain staff in their development of teaching PE.
In addition to this, extra-curricular provision has been made available for all years through a variety of sports which in turn prepare pupils for the sports competitions put on by the North East Lincolnshire School Sports Partnership.
An increasing number of pupils have taken part in our Sports Leadership programme, enhancing their confidence, improving their general skills and consequently supporting younger pupils.
Every year, since we became an academy in September 2013, pupils have taken up the opportunity to further improve their sports skills and this has led to an improvement in the overall standard of sporting ability across the age groups. This has been shown in many sports competitions in which we have finished within the top 3 schools in our area.
There have been increased opportunities for our pupils with talents in sport to train and compete with pupils with similar skills. We have developed the pupils' understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways of improving their health and fitness. This is having an impact on their motivation to learn.
Last year, 74% of the whole school took part in sporting extra-curricular activities, including 69% of disadvantaged children. They competed in boys and girls football; indoor and outdoor athletics; dodgeball; gymnastics, indoor rowing; tag rugby; cross-country; tri-golf; orienteering and cricket. Reynolds Academy also took part in county final competitions for cross country, tri-golf and orienteering.
Some notable successes included: Eight Year 3 & 4 pupils came 5th out of 40 teams in the Quadkids Grimsby & District Schools Athletics Championship; our Year 5 Orienteering team made it through to the Humber Games finals, performing very well; the Year 5/6 Boys football team had a brilliant season, making it through to the county finals in Hull; the Year 6 Tri-Golf team came 3rd out of 10 teams in a local competition; and in cross country, a number of our pupils qualified as top 10 runners in the Grimsby heats to reach the county championships.
In 2016, we won our first trophy as an academy—the SEN New Age Curling Championship—in 2017, the team performed extremely well, in trying to defend their title, but were pipped at the post by another local school.
Most importantly, our pupils always represent us all in an exemplary manner, which is always commented upon by organisers, staff and parents from others school.
Sport is a key focus throughout the year, in terms of boosting self-esteem and raising confidence. Certificates are given out at regular intervals to reward achievement and effort in sport. In addition, sporting achievement outside of the academy is highlighted and celebrated in weekly assemblies, where pupils have shared their performances in dance; kick-boxing; athletics; football; martial arts and swimming. At the end of the year, trophies are awarded to Year 6 pupils, and again, sport is a key focus. In July 2017, the awards were given to the following pupils:
Greatest Achievement in Sport Boy: Mathew Jones
Mathew has been part of the Boys Football, Dodgeball and Cross Country teams. For cross country he made the top 10 in the Grimsby competition and was then selected to take part in the Humber finals in which he came 25th out of around 80 runners. The boys football team also made it to the next stage of the competition in Hull and all of the boys including Mathew were fantastic throughout. He has been a great sportsman and also helped with lower school sports clubs.
Greatest Achievement in Sport Girl: Leah Jebson
Leah has been part of the Cross Country, Dodgeball and Girls Football teams this year and in each competition she has given 100%. For every P.E lesson she has shown great determination and effort. A particular example of this was in a very wet Tag Rugby lesson in which children were given the option of continuing outside in the rain or going inside. Leah was the only girl to choose to stay outside and still put in lots of effort.
Sports Leadership Award: Kieran Arnold
Kieran completed the leadership sessions and has really grown in confidence through the last term. He has helped with year 1 and 2 after-school sports clubs and the Foundation Sports Days also and has given 100% effort toward his leadership.
Academic outcomes have improved significantly since this programme began in September 2013. Sport plays a key role in raising aspirations in all areas.