Buxton Junior School PE and Sport Provision
At Buxton Junior School we aim to inspire and engage children’s interest in sporting activities through providing a wide range of opportunities within school, after school and within the wider community. We aim to foster children’s interest in physical wellbeing and healthy lifestyles in order to establish long lasting lifestyle messages and we positively encourage children to share, respect, support, trust and work together.
School Games Kite Mark
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition and sport across their school. Our school is proud to have achieved the Platinum ‘School Games Kitemark’, the highest achievement possible! This was for our excellent PE and sport provision and our additional commitment to developing our outdoor learning curriculum for all our children.
All our children take part in regular intra-school competitions and some children go on to represent our school at local sporting competitions. There are also opportunities for our SEND children and gifted and talented children to take part in specific competitions and festivals. Children are also given opportunities to be involved with community projects, such as dance events and performances and local youth engagement projects.
School Sports Premium Funding
Our school has a detailed plan to improve the quality of PE provision for all pupils. The plan includes an overview of sports premium spending and a review of the impact of the allocated funds.
We pay subscriptions to be part of the ‘Buxton School Competition Cluster’ and the ‘High Peak Schools Sports Partnership’, whose aims are to provide schools with the opportunity to take part in competitions against Buxton schools, and schools across the High Peak area, and to receive sports coaching and training.
Our school PE and Sport successes and achievements are celebrated and reported to parents termly in a newsletter for parents.
PE and Sport Curriculum
Our children participate in two PE and Sport curriculum lessons a week. One is taught by our Sports Leader and one is delivered by the Class Teacher. As a school we also believe that active participation in other curriculum areas can increase children’s ability to learn. Staff are encouraged to develop ways to make learning in all areas of the curriculum as active as possible and to utilise our outdoor learning areas.
Our Curriculum Aims
-To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency.
-To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
-To develop an understanding of the effects of exercise on the body, and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising.
-To develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others.
-To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.
Curriculum Planning and Organisation