Our Vision statement for PE and School Sport
Landewednack School’s Vision Statement for PE:
“The school has a holistic approach to education, encouraging development of the ‘whole child’. Children are treated as individuals to promote confidence, self-esteem and caring for others, encouraging children to develop and express their own ideas to become happy, confident and courteous”. Although we are a small school we aim to provide a wide range of sporting activities, both within the curriculum, through after school activities and outdoor learning opportunities, in order to ensure that our pupils understand the need for a healthy lifestyle and enjoy participating in sport. Through taking part in competitions and festivals with schools in the area, children mix with children from other schools and learn about sportsmanship.
At Landewednack School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Sport Premium Grant
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 4-11 (September 2016) : 106
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DFE June 2013).
At Landewednack School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Competitive Sport and Healthy Active Lifestyles. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:
Physical Education and Competitive Sport
- Supporting curriculum development by buying into a support package from Mullion Secondary School, which provides team teaching opportunities and CPD for staff. It also provides a wealth of sporting competitions with other schools in our area.
Our involvement with Mullion Secondary continues to be strong and we welcome the support that we get from Steve Loder and Becky Edwards in the PE department. Our children regularly take part in sporting competitions with other feeder schools and we continue to be very successful. For the past 2 years we have won Cluster School of the year for our achievements in the cluster competitions. Our children have been given the opportunity to not only take part in local competitions but due to their success have gone on to represent the Mullion Cluster at the Peninsula competitions in Penryn. Due to our success in these Peninsula competitions we have won through to the Cornwall School games, the Olympics of primary school sport. Last year we were delighted to find out that we had finished 17th in the Helen Glover Primary Champions Race out of the 98 schools that took part in the Cornwall School Games and 6th overall in the medal table, an amazing result for such a small school.
- Ensure our Shine values continue to be implemented through our PE lessons and the Sport 4 More programme.
At Landewednack we are passionate about our PE and School Sport and we welcome Jamie Thomson and his team in to school to deliver their Sport 4 More programme. They work alongside staff members to ensure that the children are not only active but learn the shine values that are important to our school. SHINE is part of our school motto. S stands for Strive to be the best we can be, H stands for Happiness-in learning and in life, I stands for Imagine what we can do (high expectations, creativity), N stands for Never give up (determination) and E stands for Everyone together-child, school and community. These values also work alongside the British values of Respect, Self-Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Justice and Tolerance. Our funding in the sports premium helps to ensure that this great programme is taught to all our children on a Wednesday. Alongside our Sport 4 More Programme all classes are encouraged to teach another lesson of PE. Our infant children are taught the fundamental skills of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination whilst our junior children are taught the more traditional sports.
- Teachers to attend Real PE, Real Gym and Balanceability training courses.
Through our membership of the Mullion Cluster and Youth Sports Trust we are constantly aware of the courses that are being run in the area to develop and enhance our PE. We endeavour to attend as many as possible.
- Delivery of after school clubs and opportunities.
At Landewednack we are lucky to have a supportive team of teachers, parents and coaches who regularly provide after school clubs. On a Monday Ted Heaton and David Muirhead provide a Rugby club for our junior children and train the children for any upcoming festivals and competitions. Tuesday nights are reserved for league competitions in the winter and dance and sailing in the summer. The winter months see a busy cross country league and we also take part in a football league at Helston School. In the summer months Kate Hughes leads a Dance club for our infant and junior children. Our football club is on a Wednesday and open to both KS1 and 2. Jamie Thomson and Dan Stidwell from Sport 4 More along with our teaching assistant James Green run the club. Netball takes place on a Thursday and is run by Sam Jane, our sports co-ordinator, and is open to children from year 3 to year 6. We have close links with young leaders from Mullion School and currently we have a year 9 pupil helping with netball as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Scheme. All our clubs are run voluntarily although we do ask for a small contribution of a pound towards our football club.
In the summer months our year 5 and 6 children are given the opportunity to go sailing with the Helford River Sailing trust and new for this year is a 12 week block of surfing with Dan Joel's Surf school at Poldhu beach. The surfing is being subsidised heavily using the sports premium with a small weekly contribution from parents. We live in a beautiful area and we think its very important to utilise the special environment our school is lucky to be located in.
- Membership of the Youth Sports Trust and its benefits.
- Playmaker training and development of Energy Clubs for play times.
- Support for the development of our outdoor learning areas and purchase of equipment.
Our sports premium enables us to keep our equipment up to date and in good supply. We have recently purchased 12 balance bikes for our foundation and Key Stage 1 children. Two members of staff have recently been trained to help develop a Balanceability programme in school which will run alongside the Bikeability programme which our Key Stage 2 children take part in. As part of a dream to further enhance our sporting provision we are currently looking in to the possibility of a Multi purpose track which would be established on our sports field. It would be an area where the children could run but also cycle. Inevitably the weather prevents us from accessing our field but the track would ensure the children would have more space to be active and enjoy a number of sports. Our sports co-ordinator and PE governor are currently looking in to grants that are available that could possibly help us to fund this.