P.E. & School Sport
With access to excellent sports facilities including a large sports field and tennis courts, we provide a variety of sports coaching and were one of the first Derbyshire schools to be awarded the Activemark for our sports provision.
We supplement school-based teaching with specialist instruction through the PE and School Sport Premium, which is additional funding provided by the government to improve physical education and sport in primary schools. The funding is allocated directly to all primary schools and has now been extended until 2020. Schools can choose how they use this funding but are required to publish online information about how it has been spent and what the impact has been.
How do we spend the funding?
We use our funding to employ specialist sports coaches to work alongside school staff, which further enhances the quality and variety of our PE lessons. We fund a free after-school PE club which runs every week throughout the school year. We use a portion of our funding to support outdoor and adventurous opportunities and have also funded themed 'taster' days such as fencing, yoga, Morris dancing, Chinese exercise and dance (Lishi) and Brazilian dance, broadening children's experiences of physical activity through introducing new opportunities beyond those previously provided.