At Sacred Heart School- a Catholic Voluntary Academy, there is a belief that PE & Sports plays an important role in the full physical and mental development of all pupils; it is a fundamental part of a child’s primary education. It can provide great opportunities to develop social and leadership skills, whilst giving the chance to succeed at every level as part of a team and individually. It has the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We strive to be a Christ centred learning community providing high standards of academic education, spiritual development and life skills.
We aim to give every pupil access to an extensive range of experiences within the PE curriculum and the extended school day by utilising our own facilities and the local community’s facilities. We strive to help pupils will achieve physical Literacy to support their development.
We have welcomed the Government’s continued Sports Premium funding and are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all young people.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January each year. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum plus a set premium per pupil.
What does the Sport Premium mean for Sacred Heart?
“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).
At Sacred Heart we have split up the funding into the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport / Sporting opportunities. Further details of how the Sports Premium is used at Sacred Heart may be found in the Documents section of the school website.