What is Sport Premium?
In April 2013, the Government announced £150 million in new funding for Physical Education, often referred to as a Sport Premium. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.
By focussing our funding on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.
Lord Coe, 2005
At Short Wood, we believe it is important for all children to be given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport, through both intra and inter sports competitions. Our school aims to introduce children to a range of sporting activities and to encourage them to appreciate how such interests can enrich their lives.
We believe that Physical Education and sport play a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are central in giving children the knowledge and understanding in order to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. The physical education curriculum at Short Wood Primary School aims to provide children with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, are celebrated.
We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our pupils. We have a wide range of Sporting Clubs: Swimming, Football, Cricket, Rounders, Hockey, Cross Country, Tag Rugby, Multi Skills and Netball. Intra-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calendar as well as our yearly Early Years, KS1 Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 Sports Days. In addition to this, we attend a wide range of sporting competitions with our Wrekin Cluster group.
We also run a Young Leaders programme for our Year 6 pupils to develop lunchtime activities for our KS1 pupils, as well as supporting the Daily Mile provision.
Here at Short Wood, we have been awarded the Platinum School Games Mark having been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the previous four consecutive years.
In May 2019, Short Wood Primary School were also recognised for their whole school improvement in Physical Education. To find out more please follow the link below:
Our work using 'Calm Brain' in our creative curriculum to enhance the physical activity was recognised during our most recent Ofsted inspection.
"You have introduced successfully a mental health focus in your school. Pupils and children complete the ‘calm brain’ activities at least three times a day. During these times, pupils are equipped with mental health and mind-calming techniques that they can deploy independently. This helps them to refocus their minds after breaktime and lunchtime, for example. As a result, the school is a calm and very purposeful learning environment. Pupils are focused and ready to learn after playtime and for the whole day, including late afternoon. This strategy has also improved pupils’ behaviour."
Overall School: 95%