Harford Manor School

Harford Manor School

Primary PE Funding

 

Our Primary PE funding for 2018/19 was £16349. This has helped increase participation in healthy, active lifestyles, and helped to educate our Primary phase pupils about the benefits of participation in Sport and Outdoor activities. It has helped to educate pupils about where food comes from, and how animal ownership and care can provide a therapeutic and rewarding environment. Pupils are able to collect eggs, pick fruit, and harvest vegetables for use in their cooking lessons, The arrival of our therapy dog has proven to be a huge success, and very popular with all students, not just the primary phase. 

KS2 pupils now have the opportunity to take part in competitions with other SEND schools in the county, and take part in healthy, active lifestyles with trips and visits to local attractions and Outdoor Learning environments/venues. These include High Ropes at Thetford, Banham Zoo, Bewilderwood and High Altitude trampoline park, among many. We have also been able to provide holiday/after school sessions (Harford breaks) to allow students opportunities to try other activities, and pursue healthy, active lifestyles.

 

Primary School Sport Funding

The Government has provided significant funding since 2013/14 to all schools with Primary aged children, to extend PE and Sport provision, beyond the expected PE curriculum. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

 

For the 2017/18 financial year Harford Manor School has received £11,334 to date. This money will be used to part-fund high quality, physical activity based holiday and weekend activity days for all students, supported by highly trained and familiar staff.  These days will be accessible at low cost to our families.

The 2016/17 allocation of £8,375, will be used to purchase additional sporting activities by qualified coaches at after school clubs throughout the year, bolster opportunities for inter school competitions with other Complex Needs schools and to support out of school hours physical activities through school delivered "Short Breaks."

The 2015/16 allocation of £8,375 was used to purchase Balanceability bikes and train staff effectively to deliver this to pupils.  Additionally improvements and refinements will be made to the school gym for student use.

The 2014/15 allocation of £8,375, will be used to create a specialist trim trail on site which will provide us with our first on site Outdoor and Adventurous dedicated equipment.  It will also add hugely to the range of suitable options at Break times which can provide Healthy lifestyle opportunities for students.

 

The 2013/14 allocation was £8,375 under this initiative.

The money was spent:

- enabling our lead PE teacher to attend county wide PE forum meetings

- organising and resourcing various interschool sport competitions specific to children and young people with learning difficulties

- improving the scheme of work and associated resources for PE teaching across the age range of the school

 At Harford Manor in addition to our curricular PE, we also offer students the opportunity to take part in competitions, festivals and experience days with other Complex Needs Schools at a variety of external venues throughout the year. We also have input from professional coaches in cricket and tennis. These events are supported by the Primary School Sports Funding.

 

The 2015/16 allocation of £8,375 was used to purchase Balanceability bikes and train staff effectively to deliver this to pupils.  Additionally improvements and refinements will be made to the school gym for student use.

 

The 2016/17 allocation of £8,375, will be used to purchase additional sporting activities by qualified coaches at after school clubs throughout the year, bolster opportunities for inter school competitions with other Complex Needs schools and to support out of school hours physical activities through school delivered "Short Breaks."