Welcome to the Mill Hill Primary School Website
GOING FOR GREEN
We hope that this website will give you the information you need about our school and the things that happen here.
If it doesn't please let us know as we really want to make it work for you.
Mill Hill Primary School is an exciting place to be part of with lots of activities going on to enable our children to
achieve their targets and goals.
We are an enhanced mainstream school for communication and interaction which means that we look closely
at everything we do to make sure that we take account of those children and people who find this difficult find
our school to be welcoming and accessible.
We are also an Assertive Mentoring School. This means that we work with each child individually to ensure that
they are making the progress that they need to. The children have regular one to one meetings with their teacher
to look at their achievements and to think about the next steps that they need to make. We also have very
structured learning activities and homework activities to keep the children making this progress. Parents are heavily
involved in the whole of assertive mentoring and support children with their learning at home and also attend three
mentoring meetings a year with their child. Everyone is 'going for green'.
Please come along and ask questions and become a part of our vibrant community.
PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The government is spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, schools can use their funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
How the money is being spent at Mill Hill
2013/2014 – sports funding grant - £5691
- A Middlesborough football coach spent the year teaching Year 2, 3, 5 and 6 children a range of football skills. He also took a range of after school clubs giving all the children the opportunity to take part. This resulted in the children improving their fitness levels as well as learning new skills.
- A school games organiser organised town school competitions between the local Primary schools resulting in a wider range of competitions and opportunities for the children to take part in competitive sports.
- Playtime equipment was purchased which resulted in the children having a wider range of games/sports to play at lunchtime.
- A Skip 2 b fit coach came into school and took skipping workshops with every class in the school. This resulted in the school purchasing a skipping resource bag which promoted skipping within lessons. Also the children purchased their own skipping ropes which were used at playtimes and increased children’s physical activity levels.
- A Box 2 b fit coach came into school and carried out workshops for the children. This resulted in the school purchasing a box 2 b fit resource bag which the staff used in lessons. The coach also led a staff meeting to show the staff how to carry out the activities and the benefits it would bring to the children.
- Staff development
- PLT leadership – opportunities for the PLT to carry out lesson observations, staff audits and take children to competitions.
With the money that has been spent throughout the year, the percentage of children involved in after school clubs and competitions has risen through the school. We achieved our Sainsbury’s school games Bronze award from the work we had done throughout the year. Part of that was reflected from the percentage of children involved in after school clubs and competitions.
Year 3 – 44% Year 4 – 74% Year 5 – 67% Year 6 – 78%
Staff confidence was increased and they were able to use the wider range of equipment that the school purchased to develop the range of the PE and Sports curriculum.
2014/2015 – sports funding grant - £8157
- A trained football coach carries out football training with Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children (both boys and girls).
- A specialist PE teacher has been hired to work with year 1, 2, 5 and 6 classes each week. They work alongside class teachers and share their wealth of experience so the teachers gain professional development.
- Children in Key Stage 2 took part in an activity day at an outdoor education Centre. Some of the money came out of the sports premium money which resulted in all children being able to attend the day.
- School games organiser continues to organise town school competitions between the local Primary schools resulting in a wider range of competitions and opportunities for the children to take part in competitive sports.
- Playtime equipment will be purchased – school council will decide what equipment the school will purchase through discussions with the children. This will result in children getting equipment they want or new equipment they haven’t tried before thus broadening their experiences.