We believe that an outstanding PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of the children.
The Head Teacher and PE co-ordinator are committed to ensure that all pupils receive at least 2 hours of high quality well-planned PE per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers. We have a member of staff who achieved AST status in PE in 2010 who now works for the county as a Lead Practitioner delivering high quality PE insets and support for schools.
The school engages with numerous organisations that support the provision of school sport. School Sport Partnership gives the school access to a network of other schools keen to engage and compete in sport. The school reaches out to local clubs and maintains relationships formed through the SSP to enable access to quality coaches/sports groups which the school can employ to provide Extra Curricular activities.
The school holds various sports weeks or carousel days enabling the children to learn about or take part in competitive sports events e.g. Year 5 recently took part in a triathlon event hosted by the Brownlee Foundation, where they took part in a short triathlon and had the chance to meet Olympic medallist Alistair Brownlee.
PE and sport are also delivered across the curriculum. We aim to make our lessons as active as possible - be it: running and recording lap times for mathmatical statistics; choreographing stone age or rainforest tribal dances; acting out the movements refracting light or how particles move in different matterials; performing and recording actions for poems etc - or simply having entire topics based around sports. For example, in summer term 2019, the thematic Lower Key Stage 2 topic is 'Sporting Competitions.' This will teach and give children experience of a number of sports, ending with a visit from a World Record holding football skills expert and a circus skills workshop. These topics are completely cross curricular and enable children to learn together and aspire to sporting heroes.
Children are also signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills and maintain their fitness and enthusiasm outside school.
The school also take part in annual programmes organised by the AVSSP. In inter-school competition, the school uses a number of teams to ensure that competitive sport opportunities are available to as many pupils as possible. This is supplemented by numerous tournaments with local cluster schools and intra school competitions where the general attitude is competitive participation, promotion of fair play and good sportsmanship in all outcomes.
Within the school, houses will compete in regular sports days. Children also receive recognition for their participation and sporting success in the weekly assemblies for both school competions and clubs they attend outside school.
Both parents and governors are fully engaged and supportive of Curzon's PE and school sport. To celebrate and highlight children’s sporting achievements, team photos and results are shared on the website alongside regular assemblies and newsletters and a'Snapchat' display board of teams in the school library. We also display any trophies won by the children in the school entrance. All children enter at least one competition/festival a year; with their parents being active supporters at all events. We have many pupils attending community clubs, and parents, with an interest in sport, helping at after school clubs PE lessons and competitions.
By working in partnership, parents recognise the enthusiasm and achievements their children have, which further enhances our pupils to be talented, happy, healthy and active.
The Curzon C of E School Sports Premium Information
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1 September 2013. The government recently announced this funding would be extended until 2020. Funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Until July 2017 each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. This has now been increased to £16000 plus £10 per pupil which means our sports premium budget for the financial year 2017-2018 was £13,575 – this increased to £17126 for the financial year 2018-2019 and will remain similar for the subsequent year.
How we will spend our Sports Premium money
We use our sports premium funding to support the development of PE and healthy living in the following ways:
Membership of Amber Valley Schools Sports Partnership to enter KS1 and KS2 competitions
Attendence for cluster school competitions
Introduction and experiences of different sports
Visits from inspirational sports people
Employment of a sports coaches to work alongside class teachers covering different areas to widen the provision of PE
Train staff in specific areas of PE to increase confidence and knowledge
Purchase of PE resources to support the curriculum
Purchase resources to further promote active play at lunchtimes
Attendance at briefings by PE Coordinator
Allocation of non-contact time to PE Coordinator to update PE policy, scheme of work and assessment procedures/pro-formas and monitor PE in school
Pupils in Year 3 and Year 5 to receive Bikeability sessions
Update the scheme of work for P.E to further enhance staffs knowledge and understanding when planning and delivering P.E
Improvement and creation of all-weather outside spaces to create more opportunity for children to be active during break and lunch times
Please read the information below which gives a more detailed account of how we have spent our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we plan to allocate our funding in the coming year.