Headley Park Primary School appreciates the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.
The Wellbeing team is committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic teachers. The Sport Premium funding is allowing us to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new curriculum based on developing children’s physical literacy skills. In addition to formal PE lessons during the School day we think it is important to support after school sports clubs. We believe that access to clubs improves pupil inclusion for the less active pupils. Clubs including Netball, gymnastics and girls football encourage wider involvement.
Regular staff training opportunities are provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to keep them abreast of new initiatives and to ensure that new staff feel confident in teaching sports.
We run a Sports Week every year including competitive races for KS1 and KS2. Teachers and TAs provide a wide range of after school sports clubs, both for team and individual sports. Headley Park Primary School has an unrivalled record in local sports competitions and events in South Bristol and has regularly reached county finals.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – here at Headley Park that means around £9,850 a year.
The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.