Physical Education & Sports Premium
Children at our school engage in PE lessons for at least two hours per week. We offer a broad range of sporting activities: athletics, gymnastics, dance, games, swimming, rock climbing, horse riding and other outdoor activities such as orienteering. The sessions are planned to be seasonal and age dependent and take advantage of our school and local village facilities.
PE lessons include the teaching of skills as well as competitive games that allow children to practise and apply these. All children are encouraged to be active at playtime and lunchtimes during the day, including the Weekly Wednesday Wellie Walk where everyone participates in a walk through our lovely local countryside. Boxes of equipment that encourage active play are available every playtime. These include skipping ropes, stilts, bats and balls. Children can always use the trim trail and play football and cricket.
As a small school, we are committed members of the School Games and Cotswold Network. We join local schools in sporting activities at larger venues. These include but are not limited to New Age Kurling, Boccia, Gymnastics, Athletics, Archery, Cross-country, Bowling, Cricket and Football in addition to multi- sports.
We are fortunate to have the support of a sport's coach once a week to provide teacher development in order to improve PE teaching across a range of sports. We also seek opportunities to develop our experiences in a wider range of sports, such as a day of skateboarding and scootering.
We have use of the local village hall for indoor PE such as gymnastics and dance, as well as the local playing field for grass based sporting activity (and the annual sport's day).
We understand the importance of physical activity and sport to the overall well-being of every child and are committed to raising participation rates and achievement for all our children. To help with these aims, we have ensured that our sports premium will:
- benefit all children regardless of sporting ability;
- ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools;
- ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.