To enable the children at All Saints Church of England Primary School to Grow, Blossom and Flourish we feel there is a necessity to foster a healthy, an active and a physically fit – lifestyle approach. We aim for all sporting activities to be fully inclusive and for the children to really enjoy taking part in them; throughout the school day in the classroom as part of the curriculum; at playtime, at clubs during lunchtime and after school; during PE lessons and at sporting competitions and festivals.
PE is taught twice as week to ensure that the children are receiving 2 hours of physical education per week. We adapt our PE programme to the needs of our children, ensuring that they are taught a wide range of skills through a variety of different types of sports. Our PE programme is fully inclusive and the expectation is that all children will participate although some differentiation may take place to fulfil individual needs.
Our main aim is to raise participation levels and the profile of sport within the school and engage more of those children who are not instinctively drawn to sports.
We also aim to develop those children who are already involved in the sporting life of the school to a higher standard and to allow them to compete at higher levels. This is achieved through entering teams in cluster and district competitions. In 2018/2019, 81% of key stage 2 children participated in inter competitions through the Harrogate Schools Sports Partnership and 100% of key stage 1 children participating in intra competitions within school time. All of our children swim for 10 weeks per school year during year 2 and 3 at Knaresborough swimming pool. It is here that they learn to swim using a range of strokes and how to perform a safe self rescue. In 2018/2019 100% of our children met the national curriculum requirement for swimming.
A wide range of PE is delivered to the pupils, which aims to engage and inspire all pupils to grow, blossom and flourish. Sports taught are wide and varied, both during the school day and as extra-curricular clubs and on residential trips.
• Traditional team games: football, netball, hockey, cricket.
• Individual pursuits: cross country, orienteering and tennis
• Bespoke activities: archery, climbing and sailing.
Sporting Influence work alongside our staff to improve provision of PE and Sport across the whole school. Highly experienced and qualified PE staff and Sports Coaches visit our school on a weekly basis and also provide after-school clubs. For more information on Sporting Influence you can visit their website here. This current year, we have invested in further CPD for teachers by employing a Specialist PE teacher, Mr Rodrigues. Mr Rodrigues delivers PE sessions alongside a member of staff in order to update and improve their skills.
In every aspect of school life, we aim for pupils to grow, blossom and flourish, this is part of the schools culture for all pupils. Not unlike every other school, there is considerable pressure to maintain standards and a good to outstanding status, but the school’s leadership recognises that one of its key contributing tools for success has been the importance placed on sport, including competitive sport. Through sport, the children further develop the school values of respect, friendship, perseverance, responsibility, positivity, and kindness. This then impacts on learning back in the classroom.
From an early age, competitive sport is nurtured and encouraged, with KS1 pupils preparing for and entering local competitions in athletics, football, and gymnastics. In KS2, the school’s aim is for every child to take part in at least one sports competition. Skills are taught through P.E. lessons and through a sports provision offered after school and during lunchtime. In 2018/2019 it was our aim to improve children’s participation in extra-curricular activities and expose them to physical activities which they may not have had the opportunity to try out. We engaged a some local sports clubs such as Harrogate Racquets club (Badminton) and Harrogate Squash Club. Every Wednesday afternoon each class was given the opportunity to participate in forest school which promoted outdoor learning and physical activity.
In Year 5 & 6 we deliver a Sports Leadership programme and a Change 4 Life programme. This pupil based ‘Sports Crew’ take responsibility for running lunchtime clubs, organising level 1 intra-house competition and auditing, monitoring and reporting on schools competition. This is an engaging project for these pupils at the top end of the school and allows them to explore the organisational aspects of leadership.
The Harrogate School Sports Partnership is a partnership of Primary & Secondary Schools across Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon & Nidderdale. The vision of the partnership is to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the core provision for all children and young people. Their mission therefore is to positively impact on the lives of every young person attending partnership schools through the opportunities they provide. Both their vision and mission is promoted through their core School Games values of Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-belief and Teamwork.
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• We share good practice in school between teachers, in the MAT and at PLT meetings.
• Subject leader undertakes learning walks and lesson observations to monitor the teaching of PE and the impact it is having on the children’s progress. This is fed back during staff meetings.
• Class teachers have undertaken CPD with sporting influence which has improved their practice for the future. They have gained confidence and knowledge is delivering a range of areas of PE.
• Regular discussions with children and sports crew to get their feedback
• Subject Leader attends regular PLT meetings to ensure all staff are up to date with new developments in the curriculum, safe practice and any new developments or ideas in the teaching of PE.
• Subject leader carries out a yearly audit of staff skills and equipment to know the requirements for the next academic year
• Providing the opportunity for children to try out new sport, such as badminton and squash, has allowed some children to take up these activities out of school. We have developed a link with the Squash club and will be continuing to use it in the future.
• We have increased children’s physical activity through forest schools in 2018/2019. Training up a member of staff has enabled us to continue our forest school in 2019/2020 with a particular focus on less active children.
Our PE premium in 2018/19 was £16,870. Please click below for a breakdown of how it was spent: