- In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for PE and School Sport
- The funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport
- The sport funding (Sport Premium) can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools, however each school has the freedom to determine how best to do this
- The purpose of the funding is to: improve the quality and breadth of provision of PE and School Sport for Primary-aged pupils, to help pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels they are capable of
- A typical Primary school would receive approx. £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6
- Alongside Maths and English, Sports Premium will be the third area to be inspected by Ofsted
- Therefore it is vitally important that we utilise the funding effectively
Heron PE Action Plan:
At Heron we will be investing this additional funding into a sustainable development programme for our school. By the conclusion of the two year funding period we plan to have achieved the following priorities as set out in our PE action plan:
- Develop staff confidence and subject knowledge when delivering PE.
- Provide a greater range of Physical Activities for all pupils.
- Offer healthy lifestyle programmes including Change4life clubs for our least active pupils.
- Provide and seek out extended opportunities for our more able performers.
As a commitment to meeting these priorities Heron has already affiliated to a number of sporting bodies.
Becoming part of the Gloucester School Sports Network (GSSN) allows our pupils and staff access to enhanced physical activities and sporting opportunities in connection with other schools in Gloucester.
As part of the Gloucester Schools’ Partnership (GSP) we have also been able to affiliate, in collaboration with other Gloucester Schools, to the Youth Sport Trust (YST). Their expertise in Physical Education, enables staff to participate in high quality assured continued professional development and training.
Joining the Gloucester Rugby community connection scheme entitles our pupils to become part of the Gloucester rugby family participating in community events, match day experiences, Rugby festivals and receive expert coaching form members of the community department through Hartpury College.
Re-affiliating with the Gloucester Primary Schools’ Football Association (GPSFA) provides a great range of organised competitive fixtures throughout the whole year across a number of sports, with schools across the City of Gloucester. It also qualifies Heron to nominate talented pupils for District trials at U10 and U11 level for both girls and boys.