PE and Sport

School Sports Premium
Funded by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, they have funded money to be given directly to schools to be spent on PE and sports provision in schools. The money is ring fenced and was initially for two years which has now been extended to 2018. It is up to individual schools as to how this money is spent as long as the focus and aim is:

‘to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.’

Wales Primary is a school which believes in developing  two key aspects in every child: academic excellence and individual excellence.  In every aspect of school life, high expectations for all pupils are evident and ingrained in the culture and ethos of the school.  As a result pupils consistently achieve outcomes that are above national trends.

Wales Primary School recognises that one of the key contributing tools for our children to succeed is high quality P.E and competitive sport. We believe that through sport, our children begin to develop the important life skills of: discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition; qualities that they are then able to use in their learning within the classroom and beyond. The discipline demanded of the children in sport impacts upon behaviour within the classroom, and the school attributes the excellent learning behaviour within the school as a direct result of the culture of discipline, respect and dedication nurtured through sport activities and the Olympic sporting values:

In order to achieve our aims Wales Primary School provides a tiered approach to P.E and school sport:

From an early age competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged, with EYFS pupils participating in high quality P.E sessions and the outdoor environment to develop core skills and then applying them in competitive intra-school competitions and after school clubs. This is continues into KS1 along with opportunities for pupils to participate in inter school events and local competitions.

This practice is continued into KS2, where there are more opportunities for pupils to participate in events, go on an outdoor adventurous residential visit and compete in competitive competitions that lead into local then regional finals.  In addition to this, Wales endeavours for every child to take part in at least one after school club and participate in a local competitive event.

Gifted and Talented pupils are identified by staff and are sign posted to school clubs and competitions for older children, local clubs in the community and specialist elite clubs within the region. Provision is also enriched through sports star visits and positive role models being invited into school to share their experiences and stories of dedication and determination to succeed at the very pinnacle of their sport.

In order to deliver this structured approach Teachers, highly skilled Teaching Assistants and specialist coaches, with their skill and enthusiasm, ensure that P.E and school sport is enjoyed by all pupils. Teaching Assistants also work alongside Teachers to deliver the P.E. curriculum, after school clubs and specific FUNdamental skill interventions to pupils within the school day.  This diet of sport builds strong relationships of trust between pupils and support staff, and impacts positively upon the engagement and trust between them in the classroom.

Wales Primary School firmly believes in the development of a child’s character through high quality P.E and competitive school sport. We believe wholeheartedly that a child who learns to be resilient, disciplined, respectful and determined in the sports field will apply the same skills within the classroom, in the community and in later life.

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