At Warton we put a real emphasis on sport and PE and have enjoyed significant successes with our pupils across a range of team games. Our PE Subject Leader, Miss Day, works really hard to ensure that the PE curriculum, teaching input and provision of clubs and competitive games is consistently of a high standard and available for everyone. Through PE and sport, we aim for our vision of being Courageous, Strong and Loving to be enhanced by the challenge, perseverance and engagement they experience. We hope that our lessons and wider curriculum opportunities within PE and sport will lead to improved concentration, positive attitudes and better overall health; resulting in and raising of our standards in PE and other curriculum areas. At Warton, we believe that every child deserves the right to feel confident and supported in their PE lessons and we work hard to ensure they are an inclusive, empowering learning environment where all achievements are actively celebrated.
We really welcomed the government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide every primary school with additional funding to improve the quality of PE and sport provision. We are committed to using this funding to develop high quality PE lessons and greater opportunities in sports and competitions for all children.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, we may use the funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation inter-house games
- run sports activities with other schools
Despite us not having been able to take part in as many sporting events this summer as we would have liked due to school closure and COVID-19, we are delighted with some of the achievements we have made this year. More children are more active, more are taking part in exercise at home and our children are still receiving specialist PE teaching in school. We are also delighted that our wonderul staff team are modelling the importance of fitness and exercise by winning the BDMAT Steps Challenge in December 2020.