PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Selby Community Primary School and at least two sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe thatphysical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE) and sport to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at School, for two years. We are using the Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
- providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport through the Local Authority and other high quality CPD providers.
- enabling children to attend competitions, and to increase pupils’ participation in school games competitions
- using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages within and between schools
- ensuring all children have access to and subsidising extra-curricular activities throughout the year allowing them to lead even more active lives
- forging links with PE teachers at our local high schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision and offer extra-curricular sports clubs for children.
- offering a high-quality, broad and exciting curriculum through a range of new opportunities at Selby Leisure Centre.
- Replenishing consumable resources to support our engaging curriculum and ensure all children can participate in PE lessons.