PE and Sport Premium
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
We believe that giving children an outstanding PE experience is a vital part of children’s physical, emotional and social development. We work hard to ensure that our PE curriculum is varied, developmental, exciting and inclusive. We take part in football, hockey, tennis, tag rugby, gymnastics, athletics, dance, speed-stacking, circuit training, cross country and many other sports. We actively encourage sports clubs to come into school to introduce children to different sports, as well as running regular extra-curricular clubs with professional coaches after school. Through our School Council, we gain children’s feedback on the quality of our PE and listen to their ideas about which sports they would like to try. We employ a sports coach to work alongside teachers to improve the teachers’ skills and the quality of our provision.
We have fantastic professional coaches running some of our extra-curricular clubs. All children in Years 1 and 2 are offered the opportunity to participate in clubs after school, with many of our children choosing to attend one of the sports clubs. Children can participate in football, tennis, multisports and gymnastics. Clubs are fully inclusive and available to all pupils in Years 1 and 2.
Partnerships with external sports clubs
We firmly believe that there is a sport for everyone and that it is an important part of our role to introduce children to as wide a range of sports as possible. This year we have invited a number of external sports clubs to give the children taster sessions to see if the children enjoy the sport and would be interested in taking it up outside of school – these sports include Kung Fu, trampolining, dance and cricket.
Awards and Achievements
Our involvement in a wide range of sporting activities and competitions, alongside our promotion of an active lifestyle through a range of broader activities contributed to our recent renewal of the Healthy Schools Award and the ‘Enhanced Healthy Schools Award’. We have been awarded the Key Stage 1 Active Schools Quality Award.
Pupils from all year groups have competed against other local schools, mainly in competitions organised by the Chelmsford School Sports Partnership. We regularly compete in cross-country, gymnastics, mini-games, 3-Tees Cricket and Cheerleading, reaching county finals on a number of occasions in recent years.
Please see our current Sports Funding Strategy for information on how the sports funding is having an impact for the children of Oaklands.