Sports Premium funding
Research conducted over time shows that there is a clear, strong link between purposeful physical activity and health and wellbeing.
The Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary and special schools was a very welcome message at Highfield. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE, sport, therapeutic and recreational activities, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for our students.
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
The total amount of Sport Premium Grant received by Highfield last year was £2500 for the Year 7 students who were aged 11.
At Highfield School we have allocated the funding in the following ways:
We have employed a professional dance teacher who comes into school to run lunchtime street dance sessions as part of the Enrichment programme.
One of our HLTA staff has been fully trained to deliver fitness programmes to all students in our state of the art fitness suite, at least once per week since September 2013.
Extension of the lunchtime and after school sports clubs.