In April 2013, the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport. Funding has therefore been 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 for the period of 2013 – 2015. Hampden Gurney has been allocated £8,865 through the Sports Premium formula up to 27/6/14.
The sport premium grant is being used to improve the quality of PE and sport provision and raise standards across the school.
All children and young people should experience regular and varied high quality Physical Education (PE). At Hampden Gurney we provide a varied and balanced programme of physical education which is enjoyable, vigorous and purposeful whilst promoting healthy lifestyle through behavioural change. We encourage a lifelong interest in physical activity and aim to instil a love of physical activity though the range of physical activities we provide such as gymnastics, dance, tennis, hockey, football, swimming, athletics, cricket, rounders, tag rugby, basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton and lacross. To support our PE curriculum we also offer a variety of sport based clubs before and after school which includes basketball, girls' football and karate.
Our PE curriculum promotes understanding of children’s thinking, creativity, health, physical and social skills. We promote sportsmanship and a healthy sense of competition as well as leadership through our PE leaders who help lead warm ups, organise and set up equipment and support our cluster competitions.