Harwood Meadows Primary School understands and values the importance of physical activity and sport. The children are encouraged to undertake a range of sports and activities both within the Physical Education (PE) curriculum and also in extra-curricular activities. The Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport have allocated ring-fenced funding to support the provision of PE and sport in schools.
In the academic year 2015/16 we received £9,435. At Harwood Meadows we have decided to spend this money in the following way:
Within the school day, Harwood Meadows encourages learning in all aspects of the PE curriculum with weekly planned lessons covering gymnastic, dance, athletics or games based activities. Alongside this, the children also learn about outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming in Key Stage 2.
As a school, Harwood Meadows provides opportunities through extra-curricular and competitive sport for the children. In the past twelve months the following range of sporting clubs have been on offer to children within the school: athletics, football, gymnastics, netball and a running club.
The school has competed competitively in the following sports: athletics, running, football and netball and has begun to enjoy a greater level of success. As a result of the sports premium, we have seen a higher uptake of competitive sports by children.
Harwood Meadows Primary School works in partnership with other local primary and secondary schools.