Sainsbury's School Games
PE and Games are high on the agenda at St John's Primary School. We believe that taking part in sport regularly is key in helping children maintain good health, physically, socially and emotionally.
The government continues to provide additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport will be allocated to primary school Head Teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
This year we will again be working closely with our local secondary schools Northfield and St. Michaels, using their PE teachers to help plan and support our PE curriculum, to help us with our continuous professional development, and in coaching and inclusion in competitions.
We also have professional coaches coming into school to work with all the children, and are purchasing a wide range of new sporting equipment and resources to enhance our PE and games sessions.
We provide our children with the opportunity to be involved in several inter-school competitions; including football, netball, hockey, rugby, tennis, cricket, athletics, and rounders. We will also be providing opportunities for children to compete in inter-school competitions, and our Sainsbury's School Sports Day.
Furthermore through our curriculum we provide children with the opportunities to participate in swimming, multi-skills, dance, gymnastics.
The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark.
At St. Johns we are giving all our students the chance to take part in - and enjoy - competitive school sport.