PE and Sport Premium

This government grant is to help fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of our primary aged pupils.

For the 2018/19 academic year we will receive £1000 which is planned to contribute to the following areas:

  • Training for Sports Teaching Assistant to qualify to deliver support in the on-site Gym and weights room.  This is a popular facility with our students and is essential to support their learning around fitness and healthy lifestyle.
  • Equipment and associated costs of delivering swimming programme to ensure students have every opportunity to develop this valuable life skill.

In 2017/18 we used the contribution to train sports staff to deliver swimming lessons and rebound therapy as well as some repairs to essential equipment.  In 2016/17 we received £417 which we used to contribute to providing rebound therapy training to two additional staff to increase the accessibility for the younger students and to fit a new web bed to an existing trampoline frame to ensure sufficient equipment to maintain therapeutic support.    

In 2015/16 we received £417 which we used to contribute to soft play equipment which is invaluable to assist our primary aged pupils to play and work collaboratively with their peers which supports them to develop creative and problem solving skills.  The soft play equipment has also supported the younger students to successfully access the trampolines we have, both through PE lessons and Bounce Therapy sessions.

In 2014/15 we received £525 which we are using to contribute to the following areas:

  • IPads and hand held projector.
  • Additional training for sports lead in order to include Gymnastics in curriculum offer.

The equipment we have purchased has revolutionised the sports programme on offer at Sky.  Pupils are able to research sports and technique, as well as making use of video facilities and projection equipment to provide immediate feedback.  Additional training for staff has allowed further broadening of the sports programme.

 In 2013/14 we received £975 which we used to contribute to the following areas:
  • Training for sports lead to deliver lessons in new Fitness Suite.
  • Lighter equipment appropriate for primary aged pupils.
  • Purchasing small sports equipment to retain in the nurture provision for the specific use of nurture pupils.

This funding has supported us to ensure the primary pupils within the nurture base have direct access to sports equipment which not only supports their curriculum programme but often supports their therapeutic provision.  The training and equipment relating to the fitness suite has allowed us to broaden the primary offer for sport and allow primary pupils to use the facilities on site to their full potential.