Headteacher / National Leader of Education
Paul Martin BEd (Hons) MA NPQH
Waddington All Saints Academy
Lincoln LN5 9NX
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation
necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and
To achieve self-
Expected indicators of such improvement are to include:
This school year we have bought into sports partnerships with Multi Sports Pro and Hurricane Sports, who have continued to provide good quality coaching and professional development for staff. Throughout the year, children across the school have had a variety of access to specialist sports coaching which has had a positive impact and continued to improve pupils’ perception of and enjoyment for P.E.
The outcomes have been positive: every child in school has been taught by a specialist coach each term, with a wide range of sports being covered; staff’s confidence in the delivery of P.E has been enhanced, and children have been involved in a wider range of competitive sport.
A greater emphasis has been placed on intra sports competition. At the end of every half term, an intra sports competition is held between each year group in school, with year groups competing for a trophy. This is also incorporated into the units of work led by outside providers and has really encouraged and motivated healthy competition. The competitions have also highlighted the quality of sportsmanship values which are modelled by all. A display has been developed to promote sporting success both within and outside the school environment.
Opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-
Pupils have also been heavily involved within competing at a local level, entering local tournaments and qualifiers for the Sainsbury’s School Games. Our Y3/4 and Y5/6 pupils were progressed to the Winter Sainsbury’s School Games and won the Sporting Values Plaque.
Coaches are deployed effectively and sustainably during curriculum time, ensuring that teachers’ needs are met by appropriate coach expertise and technical knowledge. As a result, teachers increase their subject knowledge, competence and confidence, initially by practising alongside the coach before progressing to independent delivery.
The school’s strategic use of coaches ensures children are inspired to participate in new or enhanced activity that is inclusive, differentiated and age/stage-
As a school we recognise and embrace the wider impact the coach is having across the school as a role model in supporting the values of the school, acting as a role model to children, positively impacting on pupil confidence, attendance, behaviour and attainment. They also facilitate links to local sports clubs/providers, enhancing children’s out of school opportunities.
We have also employed specialist dances coaches to develop pupil’s skills within different forms of dance and taken part with a local dance festival. Staff with EYFS has taken part in balance-
We pride ourselves on children taking responsibilities for things they enjoy and being used as experts within the curriculum. Pupil voice is high on our agenda therefore we have a group of Young leaders and will be establishing a Sports Council next year. As a result of this, a range of new resources have been purchased to encourage active playtimes including basketball nets and table tennis tables in KS2 and a ball shoot in KS1. We have also participated in initiatives such as Bike-
Our Young Leaders are a fully trained group of Year 5 children who help to create more active playtimes. They have a rota for break times and lunchtimes and provide different physical activities for these sessions for example, hockey, dodge ball and multi skill games.
In order to support Mental Health and Well Being, two members of staff within school have been trained up to deliver the ELSA programme, which covers a range of aspects such as Social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-