PE and sport play a very important part in the life of Fern House.
We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
In April 2013, the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport announced joint new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport. Funding will be allocated to all state-maintained secondary, primary, middle and special schools (including non-maintained special schools), academies and pupil referral units with primary-aged pupils. We received £16,000 in two installments last academic year and the same again for this academic year. This money has been ring-fenced for use solely in PE.
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During last year and this current year we have used the sports grant money in different areas to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
- Ensuring our new site is fully resourced for all sports and activities
- Employ a qualified sports coach to deliver high quality PE to pupils on a Friday
- Using the funding to support regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages, needs and abilities
- Entering children into different leagues and competitions organised by the Enfield P.E Team and local clubs.
- Training and developing young sports leaders in KS4
- Hiring different professional sports coaches to teach the children different sports during curriculum time. We currently have boxing sessions on a Friday.