PE and Sport Premium Funding
At Aspin Park Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement, Sowing the Seeds of Success a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to extend the Sport Premium to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The Government is spending over £450 million on this funding over the 5 academic years 2013 - 2018. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
How we are using it at Aspin Park Academy
Aspin Park Academy has long been a Healthy School which is committed to delivering high quality and consistent PE provision to all our children. This enables our children to improve their health, fitness, welfare and wellbeing, their understanding of sport, teamwork and citizenship. We also promote an inclusive ethos, where all pupils enjoy participating in sport; empowering them to become the best they can be.
One of the many ways we have used the sports funding at Aspin Park has been to employ a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) with specific responsibility for PE, who works alongside teachers and pupils for three days a week to further teaching staff’s subject knowledge and confidence in PE to deliver an outstanding, high quality PE curriculum.
The HLTA has worked alongside staff and children to assist with the delivery of these lessons. The funding has also been used to update our resources for both physical education lessons and playground equipment. The new playground equipment has been used to maintain children’s activity levels at break and lunch times.
Aspin Park is part of the Harrogate Sports Partnership which provides advice and training for teachers and opportunities for pupils to participate in inter-school sports competitions. This year, pupils have also participated in many different activities (listed separately) with great success in many arenas, both in terms of competition but also in terms of participation.
As a result of increased sporting participation, Aspin’s pupils will have improved health and well-being, whilst also benefitting from all the other positive values that sport promotes. In addition to encouraging increased physical activity among pupils, we will ensure that we teach children about healthy lifestyles.
Please click on the link below to see a detailed breakdown of the spending of the PE Premium. It looks at the school's Intent, Implementation & Impact as well as the Sustainability.
Harrogate School Sports Partnership
The Harrogate School Sports Partnership is hosted by Harrogate High School.
Our VISION is to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the core provision for all children and young people. Our MISSION is to positively impact on the lives of every young person attending Partnership schools through the opportunities that we provide. We promote the School Games VALUES of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self Belief and Teamwork.