PE and School Sports Premium
What’s our vision for PE & Sport at Grange?
At Grange Primary School, Physical Education plays an important part in the physical and social development of our children. All of our pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a broad, balanced programme, in line with National Curriculum requirements.
Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week through which we develop their physical literacy skills as set out in the National Curriculum. Children in Year 3 have the opportunity of weekly swimming lessons and we aim for all pupils to leave school being able to swim at least 25 meters.
Skills in PE and sport are taught via a wide range of sports including football, korfball, netball, basketball, hockey, cricket and tennis, as well as athletics. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school and with other schools. You can find details of these events here and in our regular newsletters within the ‘Sports’ section.
We have recently achieved the SILVER School Games Mark for our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport. The Games Mark is awarded through the School Games initiative which is a key part of the Government’s programme to secure a sporting legacy after London 2012. This represents a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport. We run nearly 30 sports extra-curricular clubs throughout the school year, enabling over 50% of our pupils to participate in additional sporting opportunities.
In July 2017, Mr Rasheed and many members of staff took 100 children to the Olympic Park to watch the World Para Athletics Championships. This was a memorable day out where the children watched a number of Para Athletic events such as the long jump, javelin, shot put, discus throw and the 100m, 200m and 400m races! We were even lucky enough to witness a world record, set by Great Britain athlete Sophie Kamlish in the Women’s 100m T44 qualifying heat! It was an amazing atmosphere and a memorable day for all adults and children involved.
In addition to the 12 weekly after-school sports clubs that we provide at Grange, we also offer free after school-sports clubs to children who are less engaged in PE and sport. These clubs are run by Watford FC, Harrow Korfball and other professional coaches who have expertise in a particular sport and use their knowledge to encourage and enthuse children to participate sport.
We also have links with a range of local sports clubs, details of which we send out in our newsletters. We support and encourage as many children as possible to take part in sports outside of school and ensure we establish and maintain links with local sports clubs. Sports coaches often come into Grange to provide taster sessions to the children and provide further information on how they can continue the sports outside of school hours.