St James’ CE Primary School PE and Sport Information
The government has announced that all schools will receive a generous sum of money to be spent on developing P.E within schools. St James’ has been allocated around £17,000 over the course of the year, which will be received in 2 instalments. Our aim is to spend this money to develop the following areas:
- Sport and Competition
- Health and Wellbeing
We aim to utilise this money to continue to improve the quality of existing PE teaching through CPD for staff, by using specialist coaches to work alongside the class teacher during lessons, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy and have a boarder exposure to a range of sports.
In addition, we have been working hard to promote and increase participation in intra-school competitions. Specialist coaches have been delivering after school clubs to enhance pupils’ skills in particular areas. We have already noticed an increase in participation and an impact of this strategy. There has also been an increase in pupil participation in competitions with other local schools.
Our school is working hard to support Outdoor and Adventurous Activities within the PE curriculum and has developed partnerships with a local outdoor centre to provide KS2 children with an opportunity to further develop their OAA skills.
At St James’ we see the importance of continuing to improve children’s general health, including physical exercise, the importance of healthy eating and promoting a positive emotional wellbeing. Alongside weekly activities, the school has an emphasis specifically directed on health and wellbeing during a ‘Health and Fitness’ week annually. Through specific P.E, Science and PSHE programmes, the children are able to experience a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. During this academic year (2018-19) we will continue to focus on providing the children with a health club which will enable them to learn more about how to keep their bodies healthy and ways in which they can engage in a range of sports. We will focus on implementing the ‘Daily Mile’ across the school and encouraging children to keep active and healthy.
Overall, the outcome for these invested areas is to continue to improve the quality of P.E at St James’, but to also improve the children’s awareness of being healthy and their general health through increased participation in physical activity. We hope to achieve this through the children being more active and their participation in external competitions. This will hopefully be carried with them into their future lives after St James’ to enable them to continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle