As a Church of England school, we are guided by our Christian values in supporting the learning of all children in our school. We recognise the importance and contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of our pupils. We aim to provide an innovative, varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curriculum opportunities that have a positive influence on concentration, attitude and academic achievement for all our children. Our ambition is for every child to leave our school with physical confidence, an understanding of how to live a healthy life, experience of a range of P.E. opportunities and a developing love and enjoyment of physical activity.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
All children have at least two hours P.E. each week. The school benefits from having a large playing field and playground for team games and athletics, and uses the nearby village hall which is equipped for gymnastics and dance.
The Daily Mile has been introduced recently and has been a huge success. The children and staff love it, although it has been the Daily Walk in the heat, and the improvements in the children’s physical health and fitness, as well as their mental well-being, have been great to witness.
School Game Sports Mark - we are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2017/18.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. This year, this includes:
- offering a range of sporting clubs with a large uptake;
- using our trained Year 4 Playground Leaders to help engage all children in playground games and assist in using our equipment for active playtimes;
- new playground equipment;
- playing competitively and inclusively with other schools in a number of sports;
- our Daily Mile initiative;
- the skipping sessions from Mr Skippy and playground games training to use in our playtimes;
- 2 hours of P.E. weekly which teaches leadership skills and competitive games within these lessons led by specialist sports coaches and teachers;
- links with community clubs and our sports board inside school;
- news updates for sporting events;
- our Sports Day which presents sports in a variety of formats.
Well done to every single child and member of staff as we have all engaged with these successes regularly throughout the year. We are looking forward to seeing what 2018/19 brings!
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