Sport and physical education is fundamental to the early development of children the skills learned during play, physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people. Through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn about the importance of key values such as:
- fair play,
- respect for themselves and others, and
- adherence to rules.
It also provides a forum for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing. These learning aspects highlight the impact of physical education and sport on a child's social and moral development in addition to physical skills and abilities.
The government has provided additional funding of £450 million over three academic years 2013 -2016. The PE and sports premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
This year we teamed up with Evolve, a social impact company that shared our vision for sports at Bulwell St Mary's.
We took part in project HE:RO (Health Engagement: Real Outcomes) which is an award winning programme that delivers the following key benefits to primary schools within the UK:
- Increase attainment levels
- Improve attendance figures
- Raise aspirations
- Enhance OFSTED performance
- Encourage healthier and happier education
This is achieved using a holistic approach and specifically trained Health Mentors who develop pupils’ personal skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication whilst also combating the twin threats of inactivity and obesity.
The principal duties and responsibilities of the health mentor are:
- Work with head teachers and other education professionals to develop and implement a school sport strategy as part of the school development plan).
- Produce an audit and development plan for each school that identifies the provision and impact of sport across the schools.
- Effectively implement the development plan in the group of schools.
- Collect and collate evidence from the group of schools that will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the programme, locally and nationally.
- Produce progress reports for management groups and funders, monitoring progress against project action plans and target criteria.
School and Community Liaison
- Undertake informal and formal consultation with relevant stakeholders to inform creation of new sport and school activities.
- Raise awareness of and participation in children, young people and family enrichment activity and other opportunities through parent groups, assemblies, life events, leaflets and social media.
- Lead on sports delivery at a range of children's and family sessions, working closely with families to encourage new club uptake and parent support.
- Act as the lead professional when liaising and negotiating with head teachers across the group of schools.
- Establish and develop sustainable links with local sports clubs and other community providers.
- Encourage and support young people to access local sports clubs and community.
Below are the documents that detail how our School Sports Grant was spent last academic year as well as statistics about participation in club and competative sport.
Sports timetable 2014-15
In the following document Miss Williams has timetabled the sporting activities and events that will be happening throughout this academic year. We will notify you of any additional events and sporting competitions that we take part in as and when they are booked.