PE and Sports Funding

The government is providing additional funding, planned until 2020, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools and academies.

This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary Academy/School head teachers and principals. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

At Hazelwood Academy, we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries.

We plan a range of activities that aim to provide children with a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding, which they can refine and expand throughout their primary school years. All children are encouraged to join clubs and extend their interest and involvement in sport.

We encourage children to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through improvisation and problem-solving. Children are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors which affect health and fitness. This work is closely aligned with our policy on Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

Through the Government Funding for sport, where possible, the school will provide opportunities for pupils to work with PE specialists. The funding will support PE training by providing opportunities for teachers to work alongside specialist teachers. We offer outdoor education opportunities for children throughout the school. Different experiences for different age groups ensure all will get a range of appropriate challenges as they move through the school.

Current Policy and Sports Grant Information:

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