PE, Clubs and Enrichment
At Heron Park, we offer access to wide range of enrichment activities during school, in the evenings, weekends and during holidays.
Physical Education (PE)
This year we receive £19,330 funding from the Government to provide a rich and varied PE programme.
PE is delivered by a combination of expert coaching sessions delivered by Sportitude and also by class teachers. This builds on the normal level of provision that you would find in many schools across the country by providing students with an expert in different sports who is able to promote mastery beyond mere physical and skills development. This provision not only accelerates the pace of progress and development, but motivates students to challenge themselves in a number of sporting activities. Sportitude also operates their own rewards and awards programme where they gain points, awards, medals, trophies and prizes including a special achievement visit to the David Lloyd Centre.
2017 – 18
We spend over the average in support of the PE curriculum at Heron Park Primary Academy.
The grant has been extended by £10,500 this year, making a total of £19,330 to spend in this area.
We will continue to employ a Coach who is taking the sporting element of the education we offer to pupils at Heron Park to a new level; in addition to the curriculum activities, he arranges participation in inter-school tournaments and other fixtures throughout the year. Soon, we are going to need a bigger trophy cabinet!
Finally, we have been able to provide our children, and visiting teams, with a good quality football pitch, and also welcomed an Olympic badminton player in to work with the children. Any remaining funds will be used to reinvigorate our existing PE equipment stocks.
PE at Heron Park Primary Academy continues to go from strength to strength.
In the academic year 2017 – 18, the new funds will be used to extend the PE program including:
· offering swimming lessons to all children in Key Stage 2
· offering scholarship places at after school clubs to children showing promise in sporting activities
· organising lunchtime activities
· running a “Big Buddy” club for selected children in Years 5 and 6
(Total anticipated spend £11,598)
KS2 scholarships (anticipated spend £3,286)
KS1 scholarships (anticipated spend £2,513)
Equipment, travel costs, kit etc. (anticipated spend £1,933)