School Sports Premium
In collaboration with our classroom teachers, sporting futures provide our children with high quality PE lessons. These subject specialists, work with teachers to plan and deliver the best possible sessions for the children of St John’s. By using subject specialists, this ensures that our children receive a high standard of teaching whilst also allowing our staff to develop their own subject knowledge.
Stockton School Sports Partnership
As part of the Stockton School Sports Partnership Gold Package, our children are able to compete in a variety of sporting events against other children from local primary schools. These events include, football, rugby, cross country running, netball and a host of other activities. There is also the opportunity to progress to further district and county finals. With the sustainable future for sports in the school in mind, there is the opportunity for staff, to attend a number of professional development courses, to further enhance their subject knowledge and ensure that our children have access to the highest standards of sports teaching. In collaboration with the partnership, St John’s have been awarded Silver in the Schools Sports Games, and we are working hard to ensure that this can be improved to Gold at the end of this academic year.
As we are aware, lots of the traditional sports of football, rugby and netball do not always engage all of our children. We have decided that a selection of other sports that perhaps children would otherwise not have access to would be a suitable. These could include rock – climbing, horse riding and kayaking.
School Sports Clubs
Our school sports clubs are very well attended and give children the introduction to more formal training sessions outside of the curriculum. These are ran by local coaches who are often invite children to their clubs, where children are then met by that familiar face on their first visit in order to ease them into a new setting. Teachers and support staff also support our after school clubs programme that include: - Y3/4 football, Y5/6 netball, Y5/6 football, KS 1 multisport, KS 2 girls football, gymnastics.
In order to provide the very highest standards of PE we feel that it very important to have quality sports equipment for our lessons and after school clubs. These resources are checked and replenished on a yearly basis.
For the academic Year 2015-16, we have been able to replenish the dated gymnastics equipment in order to make the best use of our PE sessions. This will be add to the sustainability of our PE programme as this will be an asset to the school for many years to come.
Inter – House Sports
At the centre of our school mission for PE, we must be mindful of the competitive nature of the world in which our children will grow up in. It is with that in mind, that we also have an inter house sports programme that allows our children the opportunity to compete in a fun and friendly environment but also promotes the values of team work, perseverance and resilience.