Sports Premium Funding – 2016-2017
| SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING REPORT
The government continues to provide additional funding to schools for the academic year 2016 to 2017. Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils, and this academic year, Heron Park received £9,785
|At Heron Park, we believe that developing capabilities across a range of subjects in vital, and physical activity is important in developing the whole child.The £9,785 we receive as part of the Government’s initiative to improve PE and sports in primary schools is used to fund almost all of the cost of commissioning Sportitude which is organised by Mr Mark Griffiths who is a qualified, experienced and proven professional sports coach to work with teachers and support staff in order to develop capability and capacity through training and development, co-teaching, modelling and direct delivery of coaching to children at the school. Mr Griffiths also runs extra-curricular activities, and organises collaborative projects with external organisations. Students develop physical and technical skills in general fitness and specific sports. The impact of such activities also include positive impacts on health and well being, team-working skills, collaboration, communication and also seasonal sports.Through the Sportitude programme:
In addition to Sportitude, we are also putting in place a lunch-time football club for children to enjoy twice a week, and we have an athletics after-school club scheduled to take place after the Easter holidays.
We have used £8,052 of the funding so far, and provision of PE will continue to the same level until the end of the academic year. This will mean that all the Sports Premium Funding will be spent this academic year and the shortfall will be met through the school budget. PE also continues to be taught my classroom teachers in addition to the expert provision by Mr Griffiths.
|If you require any further information about provision at Heron Park, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Further information about PE and Key Findings from Government research, please visit:Evidence on physical education and sport in schools: key findings (DfE, 2013)|
|For more information on the PE and Sport Grant Allocation, please visit:Department for Education Guidance on the Grant|