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Funding Accountability

 PE Teacher Release Fund: How Heathermount School makes use of it

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave the government the opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport. They were, and still are, determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games, and to develop children's enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age.

Sport should be an important part of any school. Great schools have long known that sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with high academic standards.

Schools, teachers and sporting bodies all agree that particular support is required for schools. As a result, the Prime Minister announced £300m funding over 2 years for primary and special schools for PE and sport starting from January 2012.

Heathermount School has now received three payments from the government to date totalling £16,200. We are passionate that the money must be used for all students to benefit regardless of sporting ability and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. We have therefore used this fund in the following ways:

  1. The hire of two facilities, in particular Royal Holloway Sports Centre and Thames Valley Adventure Playground, in which all of our students have weekly access in term time.
  2. Hire of mini-bus transportation to Royal Holloway.
  3. Gym membership for our students accessing our bespoke provision.
  4. Mini-bus training for our PE teacher.
  5. New PE equipment.
  6. Offsite PE trips, such as Premier Karting.
  7. Contribution towards Tirabad residential trips.

For further information on the Government's initiative, please see the Department for Education website.


Pupil Premium: How Heathermount School makes use of it

Please see 2015/16 report below

  1. Heathermount Pupil Premium Report 2015-16