Our Vision for PE
By the delivery of high quality lessons we look to inspire children, increase their enthusiasm and confidence, and encourage a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle and lifelong involvement in sport.
How do we do this?
The introduction of Sports Premium by the Government in 2013 means that we have £10,500 per year to spend solely on physical education in school. We decided to keep the money and tailor spending to the needs of our children.
We really do believe that there is a sport out there for everyone, and by offering a wide range of activities and opportunities for pupils it will give them the best chance of understanding and choosing a healthy lifestyle. To enhance this we are working alongside coaches from local sporting clubs and National Governing Bodies, such as the FA and ECB, who spend time delivering PE lessons to pupils and sharing their knowledge and experience with teachers, who use these sessions as valuable professional development. By increasing teacher’s confidence and ideas for future PE sessions, we are ensuring that the changes are sustainable.
As well as improved links with clubs, we are increasing links with other education providers. Arranging festivals and matches against our peers from other Primary Schools, attending coaching sessions and competitions at local Independent Schools and receiving training from Colleges and Universities. We are also full members of the Youth Sport Trust who offer fabulous support, resources and up to date training for staff.
By employing a Primary School PE Coach to coordinate the delivery of physical education, staff training and intra and inter school competitions, it gives PE and Sport a focal point within school. Regular staff meetings, asking pupils and staff to reflect on PE sessions by way of a questionnaire helps to identify training needs and plan future input from coaches. Termly reports are posted on our website to ensure all stakeholders are aware of all PE and sporting activities.
We ensure we celebrate all our sporting successes every week. Pupils are encouraged to bring any awards earned out of school to the Head Teacher and these are presented at our whole school worship on Fridays. All certificates gained in school are also awarded at these celebrations. All of these are included in our weekly newsletter which is given to all parents and also on our website.
Impact so far?
Every class has, or will have had, two terms of Physical Education delivered by professional coaches. Most of whom have concluded the sessions with an intra- school competition. This has also enabled staff to see how these competitions could be used in future PE lessons. Pupils have also had the opportunity to learn new skills and visit different venues. All pupils have taken part in two intra school cross country competitions and groups of pupils have experienced inter school competition organised by our coordinator and by invitation from other schools. Through our increased links with local community clubs our offer of after school clubs has increased, enabling us to give more pupils more choice of activity. Pupils have also taken this offer further and now attend the clubs during evenings and weekends. This gives a great example of understanding how important a healthy lifestyle is, and a fabulous way of having fun and meeting new people.
What we expect from our pupils?
Try your hardest, and never give up!
Respect yourself, your peers, adults and the equipment!
Year 6 have enjoyed their weeks’ residential at Stackpole. During their visit they tried lots of outdoor activities including; Rock pooling, mountain biking, coastal walking, rock climbing, canoeing, orienteering and helping with conservation work. There were also lots of opportunities to practise team building skills.
School clubs have started. We are offering after school and lunch time clubs. These include: netball, football for years 5/6, football led by Oxford United, table tennis, skipping and hockey. Our Play Leaders are in the playground every lunchtime and help supervise the different designated play areas.
Links to PE Reports