At Percy Hedley School we believe PE and sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Sports premium must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Sport premium Grant
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
In cases where schools don’t follow year groups (for example, in some special schools), pupils aged 5 to 10 attract the funding.
In most cases, they determine how many pupils in our school attract the funding using data from the January 2016 school census. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
What does the Sport Premium mean for my school?
At Percy Hedley School our key drivers are communication, functionality and independence, and wellbeing, which includes both emotional and physical health. Sport and PE play a key role in developing physical wellbeing alongside self-esteem and communication skills. In 2015-16 our sports premium of £8215 was used to invite coaching staff from elite local clubs (including Newcastle Eagles basketball and Newcastle united Football Club) to work with our pupils. It has also enabled pupils to attend Table Cricket competitions at Lords and part-funded a rebound trampoline to enable pupils with more complex needs to enhance their physical wellbeing. It continues to support our PE champions to deliver high quality PE sessions.
In 2016-17 the grant (£8155) has continued to support the high delivery of PE and enabled sports staff to attend training courses. It has also supported children and young people to attend sporting competitions.