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 sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement
in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.
Expected indicators of such improvement are to include:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Summary of Year
This school year we have again bought into sports partnerships with Premier Education and Lincs Inspire, who have continued to provide high quality PE lessons, coaching and professional development for staff. Throughout the year, pupils 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 pupil from Year 1 to Year 6 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 pupils have been involved in a wider range of competitive sport.
The school’s strategic use of coaches ensures pupils are inspired to participate in new or enhanced activity that is inclusive, differentiated and age/stage-appropriate; they develop their fundamental movement and activity skills and are now consulted on which new activities should be offered. Numbers of non-participants have been reduced.
Specialists 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.
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.
All children across the school have experienced WOW activities with pupils in Foundation Stage and Year 1 completing a Skipping work shop with Skip-Hop. Year 3 learnt and developed new skills on skateboards whilst Years 4 and 5 worked with Premier Education and learnt fencing. In Year 6, the pupils developed their growth mindset through BMXing with Mike and through an assembly with him, the whole school were able to share how PE and Sport changed his life.
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-school competitions have developed further, with more links being made for the next academic year and more after-school clubs have been provided. Pupils across the school have attended cricket and football competitions.
We pride ourselves on pupils taking responsibilities for things they enjoy and being used as experts within the curriculum. Pupils in Year 5 have completed a Sports Leaders course with the support of our Local School Games Organiser and led activities in Key Stage 1 and 2 at break times. We encourage active playtimes and have purchased some new equipment to support this including basketball nets. We have also participated in initiatives such as Bike-ability (Level 2 course). Pupils in Year 3 and 4 will be participating in the Level 1 course next year.
Children are encouraged to participate in daily physical activity. This is supported through Daily Mile, Getset4Pe active blasts, and Cross Curricular Orienteering which was purchased to support active learning.
- To develop curriculum planning and ensure that it is fit for purpose.
- To monitor practice regularly to ensure pupils’ progress is significant, and outcomes for physical literacy, health and well-being show considerable improvement.
- To ensure that the most-able are offered additional support that facilitates their long term-success and enjoyment of sport and physical activity.
- Look into developing links to create a Gifted and Talented PE programme for pupils who are truly talented on the sports field! Within this, areas that they might looking into are health, nutrition, game plans, tactics and team work.
- Implement a Sports Council. The Sports Council will be a group of children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 who will work to promote pupil voice on the sports front. They will help to organise clubs, undertake research, train up young leaders, promote sports events through media, recruit young leaders, develop intra-school competition amongst many other things. Within the Sports Council there will be different roles and responsibilities.
- Distribution of half-termly newsletters detailing current sports and PE initiatives, competition results and intra-school sports profiles. This will be run by pupils from our Sports Council.
- Trial running ‘A Mile a Day’ to engage pupils and make them more alert and ready for learning. This could happen every morning as pupils come into school or at the end of lunchtimes.