At Berkswich CE Primary, we have a culture where the contribution made by sports to a child's development is greatly valued. Physical Education and Sport play a very important part in the ‘whole school life’ of the pupils at Berkswich. We understand the positive impact that being physically active has on children’s levels of concentration and academic attainment.
Our team are committed to ensuring that all pupils have a wide variety of sporting experiences; these are delivered through a minimum of two hours of PE lessons per week and also through our wider curriculum that supports emotional health and wellbeing. Children are encouraged to participate in a wide range of sporting activities, competitive events and to undertake new sports to enrich their learning at Berkswich.
The Sports Premium funding for 2018-19 allows us to further develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new programme of study based on developing children’s physical and sporting skills throughout the wider curriculum. Our PE leader provides regular staff training opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants to keep them abreast of current initiatives. Staff are also being upskilled by working alongside and learning from ‘experts’ within different sporting fields. Planning and assessment ensures progression and challenge across all year groups.