For many years we have worked hard to ensure that all our children have access to a varied and exciting programme of sport and P.E., both in school lessons and via the extra-curricular programme we offer.
Our children enjoy participation and competition – they work hard and recognise that keeping fit and healthy is a life-long goal. Our P.E. curriculum is broad and balanced, our range of clubs is extensive, we ‘signpost’ talented individuals to different provision and we enter local, regional and national comeptitions when we can – often successfully.
As a school community we were delighted when the Government announced that every primary school in the country would receive a substantial (and ring-fenced) sum of money that must be used to raise levels of participation and enable all children to make life-long positive choices.
This year our school plans to use the funding (£18610 per annum). Please click here to view an overview of sports funding for the current school year.
- Focus on learning in the outdoors, we have entered into a partnership with Morecambe High School and they will be providing training for teachers and a range of opportunities and activities for our children. Morecambe HS has an excellent reputation locally for Outdoor Education.(Cost Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 £1750 contract + £1000 incidental expenses eg transport, helmet hire etc)
- Join the Heysham High School Sports Partnership to enable as many of our children as possible to enjoy participation in a broad range of competitions. (Cost Sept 2016 – Aug 2017 £1150)
- Broaden access to swimming (in partnership with the school’s PTA) – all our KS2 and KS1 children will have some swimming experience at Carnforth Pool during this school year.
- Our Year 5 children will have access to a one night residential visit to Ambleside. (Net subsidy c£300)
- Continue with the one week residential visit to the Isle of Man for our Year 6 children. (Net subsidy c£1000)
- Welcome coaches from local clubs into school to provide extra opportunities for children at cricket – including Lancashire Cricket Board membership enabling access to competitions, locally and regionally. (Total cost: £550)
- Bikeability training for Y5 and Y6 non-cyclists
- Additional school resources / charges (£500)
- Provide staff training in the implementation of the (Sept 2014) National Curriculum for P.E. to ensure that our children continue to access high quality provision. This focus on staff professional development means that we have the capacity to continue to improve in a sustainable way.(Total training costs: £2100 incl supply cover)
- All children have had the opportunity to swim – for a number this was their first swimming session / lesson. This continued provision will enable more children to be safe and confident in the water.
- Targeted groups of children (including those who generate Pupil Premium funding) have attended a range of additional clubs and activities (jujitsu, outdoor education) and their awareness of physical fitness and health has been enhanced.
- Staff across the school have a greater understanding of teaching and learning in gym, dance, swimming and outdoor education. This builds capacity for the future.
- PE lessons are active, engaging and challenging. The children follow an agreed programme of learning and all are encouraged to achieve well.
BREAKING NEWS: alongside the many successes enjoyed by our teams in local and regional competitions, our school has recently (Summer 2016) been awarded a:
3rd consecutive “SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES GOLD AWARD”
This award recognises the impact of our sports provision across the school community. Very few schools across the country have attained 3 gold awards – well done ‘SPORT BLS’!