Physical Education

Gorsemoor Primary School is committed to engaging all pupils in fun and exciting sporting activities that interest and enthuse all. We work to promote healthy lifestyles through sport by encouraging participation in physical activity and educating about health and fitness.

Physical Education is taught throughout all year groups at Gorsemoor Primary School. Nursery and Reception embed P.E. in their curriculum and the pupils have access to outdoor areas at all times where they are provided with equipment to help develop the skills essential for sport and physical activity. All classes in Key stages 1 and 2 are timetabled a minimum of two hours P.E. a week and offered a variety of activities throughout the academic year. These include, dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and outdoor adventurous activities. Sports Active coaches help to deliver the outdoor areas of the curriculum whilst teachers focus on delivering the indoor activities within their classes specified hall time.

As a school we are keen to support charities and sporting events as they arise and regularly take part in such activities. We always take part in the National School Sports Week.

Pupils at Gorsemoor Primary School are provided with many further opportunities to develop their skills as well as experience new sports through our programme of extra-curricular activities. Clubs are offered by teaching and support staff in netball, football, cricket, dance and rounders throughout the academic year. We also have external agencies that provide after school clubs in gymnastics and karate at school.

We are continually working to develop links with the local community and work closely with local sporting clubs such as Cannock and Rugeley Cricket Club and Hednesford Town Football club. In doing this we are frequently able to offer activities such as additional coaching and one off taster sessions to the pupils.

We develop close links with the surrounding High Schools to help us broaden the activities that are available to pupils. As part of the Norton Canes Cluster, we work particularly closely with Norton Canes High School to provide additional activities for the pupils. Sport Leaders from Year 11 provide a multi-skills session for our Year 1 pupils in the Autumn term and we regularly take pupils from Key Stage 2 to the High School to attend cross-country, football and athletic activities. We also receive ‘Fit and Fun’ sessions for our Year 5 pupils which is led by a member of staff from the high school. We are also lucky to have a member of staff from another local High School, The Erasmus Darwin Academy, who works with our Year 3 pupils to provide a 6 week sport specific course. Our main feeder school, Kingsmead Technology School, also provides many opportunities across both Key Stages including athletics, multi-skills and netball tournaments.

Extra-curricular Activities Sporting Events

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We provide opportunities for all pupils to take part in more competitive situations if they would like. Please see our extra-curricular area for more information on fixtures and results.

Sport Results

P.E. Requirements Dec 2014

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Primary School PE and Sport Funding

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Purpose of Funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

Sports Funding for PE

Sports Premium 2017/2018

Spending Review 2016/2017

Sports Premium 2016/2017

Spending Review 2015/2016

Sports Premium 2015/2016

PE curriculum overview

SPORTS WEEK 2017 Click to see

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