At West Leigh Junior School, we provide a high quality P.E. and sport provision throughout the curriculum and the extra-curricular actives. We aim for all children to become physically confident and develop an understanding of how to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Children participate in a range of inter and intra school competitions with the British Values and Olympic Values embedded within these.
We use the Sports Premium money, as portrayed in the document below, wisely to ensure that every child benefits and have the opportunities stated above.
Part of this funding allows us to subscribe to support from the Southend School Sports Partnership. This includes allowing our staff and students to benefit from additional festivals and sports competitions, access to a range of CPD and training opportunities and opportunities for staff to meet with other schools to discuss the best practice in the area. This is especially important to ensure the funding has a lasting impact on up-skilling our teachers in our schools. We will use the Sport premium to meet these objectives:
Improve the provision of PE & School Sport at West Leigh Junior School.
Ensure that PE & School Sport is judged as outstanding by external monitoring
Broaden the sporting opportunities and experiences available to pupils
To develop a passion for sport and physical activity
At West Leigh Junior School, each child is taught a half hour swimming lesson once a week throughout term time.
100% of children in Year 6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
100% of children in Year 6 can use a range of strokes effectively
100% of children in Year 6 can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Clubs and Competitions
We are committed to ensuring that as many children as possible are participating in extra-curricular sporting activities and competitions. To improve the amount of children participating in competitions we are holding a variety of festivals, across the academy and local area, including football.
Here are the percentages of children participating in sporting extra- curricular activities:
Year 3: 77/129 = 59.7%
Year 4: 86/131 = 65.6%
Year 5: 86/129 = 66.7%
Year: 6 77/132 = 58.3%
Some of the above children participate in more than one activity and we are constantly looking at ways to encourage those who currently do not attend an extra-curricular sporting activity.
All children and adults within the school community are becoming more enthused about sporting activity. This enthusiasm that has been created will help to sustain and increase activity levels of all members. The use of CPD courses has increased the number of high quality P.E. lessons being taught and this will have a long lasting effect. We have also implemented Maths of the Day into the school routine and aim to increase the number of lessons with Maths of the Day being taught whilst looking into other ways children can be active in all areas of the curriculum. A variety of sporting activities are available for children to participate in, we are always looking for ways to make links with clubs outside of school to sustain children's activity. For example, we have links with Little Musketeers Fencing, Karate and Tennis clubs. During lunchtimes there are plenty of activities for the children to participate in to build up their activity levels. These are led by ASSA, play leaders and children from the school who are part of the Playground Squad so there is a huge amount of variety. All of the above leads to children sustaining their physical activity throughout their lives.