Physical Education at Gislingham Primary School is an important aspect of school life. The aim within our school is to encourage all pupils to participate fully in PE lessons as well as developing an enjoyment of being physically active. Pupils in KS1 and KS2 all receive 90-120 minutes of timetabled physical education every week.
Pupils within both key stages are given the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular PE activities before and after school. These include: fencing, yoga, gymnastics, running, football, netball and dance.
We are committed at Gislingham in engaging our pupils in leading a healthy lifestyle and to be physically active. Therefore, our provision includes high quality teaching, a range of extracurricular activities, sporting competitions (within our school as well as competitions with other local schools), coaches from a range of different sports and a future vision of providing an all-weather running track where pupils can undertake a daily running session (The Gislingham Mile).
PE and School Sports Funding
The government is determined to ensure a lasting legacy where children will become physically active and have the skills, knowledge and motivation necessary to equip them for an active, healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. In order for this to happen and to improve the provision of sport and Physical Education (PE) in primary schools, a large amount of funding has been put in place over the last three years.
In our school this funding has totalled £16,510 for the academic year 2017-2018.
The funding will be used to show improvements within 5 key areas:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
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