In 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million per year to improve the quality and breadth of physical education (PE) and sport in schools for primary aged children. Funding is calculated on the number of primary aged pupils. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils receive £16,000 per year, plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
‘Learning through Movement and Play’
Whilst we fully understand this funding is specifically targeted at primary aged pupils, we firmly believe that all pupils at Ash Field are entitled to a high quality PE and sport experience, as well as access to therapies and movement development opportunities. Therefore, in 2013 we made a significant commitment and invested in the development of a ‘Movement Team’. We firmly believe that physical activity and movement is inextricably linked with maximising a pupil's learning potential.
Due to the complex needs of our pupils we are unable to offer swimming in the traditional sense to our pupils. We do have a hydrotherapy pool which pupils access but this is for therapy purposes only.
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The movement team has now been expanded to a team of 8 with a new curriculum leader / PE specialist and a specialist Yoga teacher. They join an already established movement team and therapy manager whose main priority is comfort for learning; and a physical education lead with responsibility for the planning and delivery of both primary and secondary PE. The primary PE and sport funding has contributed to the expansion of the team.
For detailed information regarding the use of this funding please refer to the documents below:
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