PE Sports Grant

PE & Sports Premium 2017-18

High Park receives PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6,  our Primary pupils aged 5 – 10 years. This year we received an additional £16,000 [plus £10 per pupil] to improve the quality of sport and PE with the aim to develop a healthy lifestyle and improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to all primary schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and Sport in schools.

At High Park School, we recognise the contribution of physical activity including P.E. to the health, well-being and learning for all children. Physical activity is particularly crucial for our pupils due to their sensory processing needs and developmental levels. The wide range of physical activities that are included in our curriculum provide opportunities for development and learning in all areas.

How we spent our PE & Sports Premium Funding 2016/17 

Last year we received £8,175  and identified a continued need to invest the money in resources including;

  • Rebound Therapy equipment (new trampoline beds)
  • Occupational Therapy (therapist time and sensory resources)
  • Specialist bicycles and tricycles (including two-wheeler bikes to stretch some of our more confident cyclists)
  • Cycling equipment (helmets to keep our cyclists safe)

Impact of Sports Premium Funding

  • Increased pupil engagement in physical activities which engage them and promote anticipation.
  • Increased progress in meaningful social interaction and joint participation
  • Improvement in pupils’ emotional and physical wellbeing and reduction in behaviour incidents
  • Increase in pupils’ sense of self and others

How we plan to spend our PE & Sports Premium Funding 2017/18

This year we are using the PE and Sport Premium to continue to enhance the learning opportunities of our primary pupils. We will receive £16,420 funding which enables us to continue to address the holistic needs of each pupil to ensure their readiness for learning and promote positive healthy lifestyle choices;

  • Occupational Therapy support to pupils teach them how to regulate their emotions and manage their sensory processing needs, which can be significant barriers to their learning.
  • Increased opportunities for our Key Stage 1 pupils to access swimming sessions to develop and extend their water confidence.
  • Bikeability sessions with Becycling to develop cycling confidence, knowledge and skills of our Key Stage 2 pupils. This will also ensure that key staff have appropriate training as cycle trainers and further the wealth of expertise in school.
  • Rebound Training
  • Fixed and movable outdoor equipment and resources
  • Resources for Cheerleading sessions
  • Development of activities that promote meaningful social interaction and shared engagement

At High Park we provide wide and varied opportunities to self-regulate and make good choices particularly around their emotional and physical well being; PE provides a motivating and engaging vehicle to do this (see our Fundamental British Values and SMSC  statements).