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What do we offer in terms of PE in school?


Two hours (minimum) of structured PE. The range of activities undertaken at Mossbrook are;

  • morning physical wake up exercise
  • PE lessons (inside and outside) developing the fundamental skills linked to Real PE
  • iMoves dance
  • Inter and Intra-competition for hockey, Boccia, tennis and fencing
  • Rebound therapy
  • KS1 dance outside
  • snooker and pool
  • swimming
  • horse riding
  • yoga


How much additional funding have we received?

  • 2017 / 18: £16,900
  • 2016 / 17: £8,880
  • 2015 / 16: £8,370


How has this been spent?

Funding has been spent on the range of services provided by LINKS School Sports. LINKS works in school on a regular weekly programme offering a rich range of sporting activities to enable all learners to be included. In addition LINKS provide CPD training for members of staff and arrange inter school sporting competitions at venues such as the English Institute of Sport.


This academic year 2017 / 18 the DfE confirmed there will be additional funding. This excess funding, following the compiling of the Childhood obesity plan, is to be allocated toward addressing and improving Whole School Health and not isolated toward sports and competition.


What additional provision has the PE funding brought into school?


  • Inter school competitions in Boccia, curling and cricket through LINKS
  • Partnership with Sheffield Hallam sport and development students
  • Movefest dance festival
  • Ice Sheffield skating, bumper cars, ten pin bowling and curling activities
  • Bouldering opportunities
  • In school staff training – outdoor playground games
  • Training for staff - iMoves, whole staff CPD training through the year
  • A range of PE activities through school
  • Sheffield Hallam students have regularly attended PE lessons and arranged extra PE time to teach; goal ball, cricket, dance, seated volleyball and tennis skills (through LINKS)
  • A pool of resources between special / mainstream schools who are also partnered with LINKS to provide the greatest impact
  • Adapted cycling
  • Table cricket
  • Rebound Therapy CPD and additional staff to run these
  • Yoga CPD and additional staff to run these
  • Outdoor learning opportunities (woodland walks)




Events attended in school or out of school 2016 – 2017



Sports Event

Class/s Attended

Monday (all year) 2016 - 2017

Horse riding


Monday – Friday 2016 - 2017

Swimming at Mossbrook


Friday 2016 - 17

Swimming at Graves Leisure Centre


Mon Nov 28, 2016

Graves for tennis

Badger class

Wednesday clubs – Spring 1 & 2 2016

Snooker club


Wednesday clubs – Summer 2 2016

Balance Bikes


Mon Jun 12 - Fri Jun 16, 2017

Healthy Schools Week:

Whole school outdoor walk around Graves Park


Wednesday clubs - Autumn 1 & 2 2017



Tuesday 11am – 12am - Spring 2 2017

Table Cricket


Tue Apr 4, 2017

Table Cricket Finals


Friday 5, 12, 27 May 2017

Table Cricket for Golden Time


Wednesday clubs 2016 -17

Yoga at Mossbrook

KS1 and KS2

Tue Apr 25, 2017

Mossbrook LINKS dance festival

KS1 and KS2

Mon May 22, 2017

EIS for LINKS sports day

Pheasant class

Thu Apr 6, 2017



Wednesday clubs 2017 -18

Rebound Therapy at Mossbrook


Wednesday clubs 2017 -18

Yoga at Mossbrook

KS1 and KS2

Tue Oct 24, 2017

Ten Pin Bowling competition LINKS - MFA Bowling Centre

Pheasant class

Upcoming Competitions

Tue Nov 14, 2017

Intra sport Boccia competition - Mossbrook


Tue Nov 21, 2017

Fencing Intra sport competition


 Tue Jan 16, 2018

Hockey Intra sport competition


Tue Jul 3, 2018

Tennis Intra sport competition


Spring 1 2018

MoveFest Dance Festival



Yorkshire PE Awards Application – Broader Sports Experience

At Mossbrook Special School we believe that offering our children a broad range of physical activities benefits the development of our children, academically, socially and emotionally. Therefore, over the previous four to five years we have worked hard as a school to upskill our staff and use partnerships, with associations like LINKS, to offer our children, from foundation to key stage two a broad PE curriculum. Consequently, our current PE curriculum offers our children the following opportunities: -

Foundation and Key Stage 1: -

  • Weekly swimming slots
  • Weekly PE slots
  • Access to iMoves Dance Curriculum
  • Access to Cue Zone Snooker Tables

Key Stage 2: -

  • Weekly PE Slots
  • Access to iMoves Dance Curriculum
  • Regular access and attendance to sports competitions
  • Year 5’s attend horse riding sessions on rotation
  • Year 6’s attend swimming session on rotation
  • Access to Cue Zone Snooker
  • Wednesday afternoon Clubs slot
  • Year 6 Pupils attending Move and Learn and Why Weight Projects in School

Our initial step, to where we currently are, was to create a physical education curriculum that was pertinent to our children in school and offer them a broad range of physical activities. Secondary to this, was to form a partnership with LINKs with these two steps having had a twofold impact.

Firstly, we utilised the Real PE approach to physical activity to design and create our own PE curriculum. Therefore, based on this, we decided that for all children within school the most important physical goals for them were to be physically active and develop a wide range of physical skills, such as jumping, balancing, throwing and catching. Whilst the last step, was to provide the opportunity for the children to learn how to use these isolated skills within a sport specific context, such as basketball, boccia or dance.

Secondly, the partnership with LINKs has both underpinned and enhanced our PE curriculum delivery within school. This was achieved as; it allows our key stage 2 children the opportunity to attend regular and diverse sports competitions, so allowing the children to apply the skills learnt in school to competitive sport. Additionally to the competitive sport side, by attending out of school sports competitions, the children have developed their personal and social skills, by engaging with other staff, children and environments whilst attending these competitions (see table 1 below). Secondly, we set aside Wednesday afternoons as a clubs slot for our key stage 2 children. These sessions are purely focused on allowing the children to try different sports, such as boccia, gymnastics, balance bikes, basketball and cricket, and are delivered by high quality sport specific coaches from LINKs. These Wednesday sessions are purely focused on broadening the skills of our children and them having fun engaging with a broad range of physical activities.


Table 1: Events attended in school or out of school 2015 – 2016


Sports Event

Class/s Attended


Boccia tournament at Mossbrook

Badger, Pheasant, Woodpecker, Heron and Wooley Wood pupils


Adapted Cycling at Wooley Wood



Ice Skating, Curling and Bumper Cars at Ice Sheffield



Basketball and Boccia at EIS Sheffield



Taekwondo at Mossbrook School

Badger and Woodpecker


Movefest at EIS Sheffield

Badger. Pheasant and Woodpecker


Table Top Cricket at Mossbrook School

Fox and Heron


Sport Relief Boccia Tournament

All key stage 2


Sport Relief 1 Minute Sports Skill Challenge and Treasure Hunt

All foundation and key stage 2


This partnership has also allowed our staff to attend a range of PE CPD opportunities in areas such as outdoor education, Cue Zone Snooker, swimming and Physical Education conferences. The attendance of staff to these courses has enhanced the knowledge our staff has around a range of physical activities and increased their confidence in teaching a wide range of skills and sports in school.

In addition, the attendance to PE conferences has ensured we are aware of current changes to national PE policies and that this are then incorporated into our own PE curriculum where necessary. In particular, this focus ensures that our curriculum is pertinent and relevant to the current trends and changes to national PE policies. On top of staff attending courses, we hold in school workshops for staff to attend, which has focused on delivering practical and theoretical sessions to upskill their knowledge of our PE curriculum and specific skills or activities. The range of both staff and the types of course they have attended is detailed below for the last academic year (see table 2 below).

Table 2: External courses attended by Mossbrook Staff

Date of Course

Course Type

Staff Member/s




Real PE

Laura Watton


Sheffield PE and School Sport Conference

Richard Heggarty

Laura Watton


Cue Zone Snooker

Richard Heggarty

Laura Watton


PE Conference

Laura Watton


Yoga Training

Emma Brown

Chris Mercer


OEAP Outdoor Learning

Richard Heggarty

Carolyn Griffths



Dawn Mallon

August 2015

ASA Level 1 Swimming Course

Emily Steele

Laura Patrick


The pathway we have taken to developing our PE curriculum to where it currently is has taken time and effort, with regular analysis of the impact and pertinence of the curriculum to our children. Whilst, our curriculum model has stayed the same over this duration, as we believe in the building block effect of the curriculum; the activities that we offer our children and how these are delivered have constantly evolved, to suit the needs of our children at that point in time.

It is the threefold approach of, a consistent and up to date curriculum model, regular in school and out of school staff training and our partnership with LINKs that has allowed the children at Mossbrook Special School to experience such a broad physical education curriculum. .

What has been the impact?

The impact of this approach and believe in our PE curriculum has been twofold, firstly our children have had the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of activities, such as ice skating, table top cricket, taekwondo, yoga and curling. These opportunities have allowed the children to experience a wide range of physical activities, increase their confidence in their physical skills and keep them enthusiastic about developing their physical skills.

Secondly, whilst the main focus of our PE curriculum is to develop the children’s physical skills, in every subject in school, the overall aim is to holistically develop each child. Therefore, whilst we have seen a development in the children’s physical skills, we have also seen positive impacts on our children’s speaking and listening, using and applying and PHSE attainment.

In the area of speaking, the percentage of children who did not meet their target has dropped from 23% in 2013 – 2014 to 2.5% in 2014 - 2015, whilst we also saw an increase in children exceeding their targets from 0% in 2013 - 2014 to 15% in 2014 – 2015. Similarly, in listening, the percentage of children who did not meet their target has dropped from 14% in 2013 – 2014 to 2.5% in 2014 - 2015 whilst again we saw an increase from 0% to 15% of children exceeding their listening targets.

Further, in the children’s PHSE targets, we have seen a positive trend in attainment. In 2013 – 2014, we had 15% of children not meeting their target, which has since dropped to 0% in 2014 – 2015. In addition to this, we saw a drop in the % of targets met, from 85% in 2013 – 2014 to 70% in 2014 – 2015, but this was as a result of 30% of children exceeding their targets in 2014 – 2015 compared with 0% in 2013 – 2014.

Finally, in relation to using and applying, we have seen a positive trend in the attainment of our children. In 2013 – 2014 the children who did not meet their targets was 17% with this dropping to 0% in 2014 – 2015, whilst the % of children who exceeded their targets went from 0% in 2013 – 2014 to 8.3% in 2014 – 2015. Whilst the percentages of children exceeding and meeting their targets may fluctuate slightly per academic year, the data clearly shows a positive trend in aiding children to at least meet their targets.

It is this secondary attainment that has been most pleasing to observe, with it demonstrating that the physical education curriculum we have implemented and the opportunity it gives to our children is having an impact beyond just their physical skills. Whilst we are seeking to develop our children’s physical skills, if as a secondary outcome it positively impacts and support out children’s social, speaking and listening skills, then this demonstrates the positive impact our PE curriculum is having on the holistic development of our children.