A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
We are delighted to announce that in June 2017, our school’s commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education was recognised with the Silver School Games Mark, which is a Government-led award scheme. The external verifier informed us that our drive to constantly improving PE was rewarded with this award, gained just one year after the Bronze Award! Our aim for the academic year 2017-18 is to build on the advances and work towards the gold level.
The Silver Award recognises that all pupils participate in at least two hours of physical education and school sport per week inclusive of extra curriculum provision, and that at least 35% of our Year Three to Year Six pupils engage in extra-curricular sporting activities every week. It also acknowledges that all Key Stage Two boys and girls are provided with the opportunity to take part in the appropriate level of competition and at least 10% of our pupils are engaged in leading, managing and officiating School Games activities.