Primary Sports Funding at The Heart of the Forest Community Special School

At the Heart of the Forest Community Special School we are committed to providing high quality PE opportunities for all our pupils to improve their health and well-being.

We believe that having a varied and innovative programme of activities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of our pupils. It fosters team work and understanding of rules and a competitive spirit.

The Government have provided Primary School Sports funding from September 2013 to enable us to continue, and expand our provision through having a dedicated P.E. Leader working for a day a fortnight to develop P.E. opportunities across the school. We are also employing additional sports professionals and entering into more competitive sport competitions through involvement in the School Games and training our staff to deliver in-house quality P.E. sessions.

We are required to publish information online about how we have used the Sports Premium Grant (SPG). At the time of print, the government had committed themselves to providing this funding until 2020. The grant has been jointly but not equally funded by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The funding is ring-fenced to ensure that it must be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. The reports summarise the use of the funding and impact year on year. For the academic year 2016-17 the school has received £8183.The most current report outlines how the funding has been allocated in the academic year 2016-2017 and summarises its impact.

The downloadable action plan shows the aims for PE for the year and the SPG will be used towards achieving these aims.