Since receiving the PE and Sports Premium funding, Whitmore Park Primary School pupils have been able to excel in PE and school sport. The funding has allowed the school to have two full time PE teachers who plan and deliver high quality PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs. This allows all of the students at the school to experience a wide variety of activities within PE as well as having opportunities to play a range of different sports in a friendly and competitive environment.
The funding has allowed the school to purchase high quality sports equipment, which is used in PE and extra-curricular clubs.
By providing the PE team with CPD opportunities, and allowing them to use their expertise to upskill other members of staff. The skills of the PE team will be disseminated across other primary schools in Coventry.
School sport will continue to be used as a tool to promote core values throughout the school. Pupils will be offered regular participation in extra-curricular events.
With the PE and Sports Premium funding we have been able to purchase high quality sports equipment, such as new football goals, tri-golf sets and sports hall athletics equipment.
At Whitmore Park we believe a high quality level of PE teaching will benefit all of the students within the school. That is why there are two full time PE teachers at the school who deliver all of the gymnastics, PE lessons and the extra-curricular sports clubs. In order to up-skill other members of staff within the school, classroom teachers observe PE lessons and help deliver extra-curricular clubs. This helps offer a sustainable level of PE and sports within the school, furthermore it will help the pupils to lead a healthy life and create a sporting habit for life.
KS2 students are given the opportunity to become Sports Ambassadors, the roles and responsibilities of Sports Ambassadors are to help organise, officiate and deliver sport games that can be run for KS1 students. Giving students the opportunity to become Sports Ambassadors means that in the absence of PE teachers KS2 students can deliver high quality sports games for younger students. It also encourages pupils to engage in sports coaching from a young age.
We believe that our Young Ambassadors are meeting the goals set by the Youth Sport Trusts which are to:
By doing this we believe pupils attending Whitmore Park Primary School will have greater opportunities to not only participate in sport, but coach and lead sport sessions.
The school has a number of links with external sports clubs to offer gifted and talented sport students opportunities to continue to develop their skills outside of school. We currently have links with football, netball, golf and rugby teams; however we are always working on creating more links with a wide range of sports clubs in the community to offer students at our school the best opportunities to develop their sport skills.
We are proud to announce that at the end of the 2015/2016 academic year, 55% of pupils at Whitmore Park participated in at least one extra-curricular club a week. . We are aiming to get 100% of our students participating in at least one club a week throughout the year. By regularly changing the clubs we offer in order to appeal to more pupils, we believe that we can do this.