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PE and Sports

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The Ethos of P.E. in the school

We believe in giving all pupils, irrespective of their academic or physical ability, the opportunity to discover and develop their physical potential through a balanced and developmental programme of activities.  We do so in the belief that physical education in a safe, supportive and challenging environment is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being.  This, we believe, includes qualities such as enjoyment, tolerance, co-operation and the development of expertise.

In this context, we are committed to achieving maximum participation for all children whilst recognising the need for equal opportunities on the grounds of gender and children’s specific individual needs.  Within a caring and supportive environment, we believe in encouraging positive relationships between groups and individuals while providing challenge and stimulation through physical activity.

We believe in allowing children to apply skills, knowledge and concepts, to experiment, to be creative and imaginative and to recognise and celebrate progression and achievement within the physical medium.

We are further committed to recognising the importance of physical activity of children outside the curriculum.  We believe that links with sporting bodies, clubs etc. and the provision of extracurricular activities organised by the school is a positive experience and that the recognition and celebration of children’s achievements outside school promote an awareness of the value of physical activity for all children.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding, The Primary PE & School Sport Premium, of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding was allocated to all primary schools from 1st September 2013 and was used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision.

In 2017/18 schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Follow this link to find out about how the school has used the Sports Premium and the impact of the spending.

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