Teachers and Teaching Assistants will be offered a vast array of CPD opportunities to expand their lesson repertoire and develop new ideas for their curriculum lessons. CPD opportunities are crucial in a school that wishes to continue moving forwards and improving. Learning and teaching is monitored by the PE Co-ordinator on a regular basis to celebrate our strengths and address any weaknesses.
We believe that children will lead healthy lives now, and in the future, if they are inspired and have a genuine understanding of the importance of eating healthily and staying active. We would like to provide the children with visitors and trips that will engage and motivate them to lead healthy lifestyles.
We are fortunate to have several pupils in school that are on pathways to regional and national success in a variety of sports. Terling aims to support these athletes with their time, school-work and equipment/transport, which would not be possible without funding from the school.
In the new year, a programme for those who are less active, or not as involved as others in our sports provision will begin. During CfL sessions, we aim to teach the children that activity can be fun and inclusive. Our sports sessions will aim to improve their cardiovascular health and teach them about healthy living. Hopefully we can inspire them to find an activity they feel enthusiastic about and encourage them to become lifelong learners in healthy eating and movement.
Joining the CSSP will provide ample opportunities for our staff and children to experience a wider range of PE and sport. Our members of staff now access a more thorough CPD programme through the Partnership, and children are attending a wide range of competitions and enriching events.
As of October 2017, it has become a statutory requirement for schools to publish swimming attainment levels. Our Sports Premium funding enables us to hire the village pool and employ an instructor to teach the whole of KS2 during the summer term.
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
• use a range of strokes effectively
• perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The closure of swimming pools, due to COVID-19, meant that our Year 6 cohort (July 2020 leavers) were unable to be assessed against the National Curriculum requirements. The majority of the children had taken part in school swimming lessons since year 3 and, as a result, had made good progress.
2019 - 70% met NC requirements. 90% were able to confidently swim 25 metres in at least one stroke.
2018 - 80% met NC requirements. 93% were able to confidently swim 25 metres in at least one stroke.
The Bronze Ambassador programme is a nationally recognised scheme developed by the Youth Sport Trust to inspire and empower children to become leaders through sport. Bronze Ambassadors act as role models and are champions of P.E. and sport throughout the school. Training is provided for Year 5 or 6 pupils who are keen to promote the positive values of sport and opportunities are given to them to put into practice what they’ve learnt, both in school and outside of school.