Sports Premium Funding
Highfield Sports Premium Funding
Highfield Primary School is dedicated to raising standards of PE across school.
We gained our School Games Mark, Silver Medal in July 2019.
Research has proven a clear link between health and wellbeing of students and their educational outcomes and this is at the forefront of our PE curriculum.
All pupils are involved in an enriched physical exercise program during curriculum time, which includes a variety of activities designed to challenge and inspire the children. As well as these curriculum activities, Highfield Primary School provides every child with the opportunity to take part in enrichment clubs both at dinner times and after school, which again cover a wide range of sports.
As part of our cluster, we have a very comprehensive competition calendar, offering every child in school the opportunity to compete against other schools in a broad range of sports. Our trophy cabinet is positively bulging with success!
Again, research has shown that participation in extra-curricular activities also has a positive effect on attainment and every child is offered the opportunity to join a club.
At Highfield, our aim is to provide children with experiences in sports that they haven’t played before such as badminton, cricket, handball and ‘indoor’ athletics as well as more traditional activities which they enjoy. To help us deliver this, we have used some of the money we have received to pay for expert coaching for the children and professional development for staff at the school. Rees Sport, a local Farnworth company, are providing coaching and support for staff in a variety of sports during curriculum time in Key Stage 1 and 2 and Ed Start are delivering half termly sessions of Jag Tag to KS2. We have also had specialist clubs/coaching from Bolton Wanderers FC, Farnworth Social Circle Cricket Club, dance teachers/instructors and Yoga instructors.