The Government has provided additional funding until 2020 to improve PE and school sport in primary schools. The money is going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.
We are proud of the PE curriculum and sporting opportunities that we have on offer at Holmer Green First School. We believe that the purpose of Physical Education is to inspire and motivate all children to be active in their lives, enabling them to become physically confident and to instil a lifelong love of sport and healthy living. The importance of living a healthy lifestyle and taking part in regular exercise has never been more important and alongside this, our school has an important role in teaching children the key fundamental skills of sport.
We believe that PE plays a critical role in educating the whole child. Research supports the importance of movement in educating both mind and body. A child who is physically active is more likely to be academically motivated, alert and successful and therefore, teaching of physical education is essential in developing motor skills, physical fitness and in teaching concepts that foster lifelong healthy lifestyles.
At Holmer Green First School, we ensure that the children receive the highest quality of teaching during their PE sessions. We strive to improve all children’s ability and skills in sport as well as having a significant impact on the overall fitness and well-being of the children. We aim for all children to develop positive attitudes towards physical activity ensuring all lessons are accessible, by providing a range of different activities to challenge all children. Our school encourages children to take part in sport outside school and have formed links with various local clubs within the community.