High quality PE should be a universal entitlement of all pupils. The government has invested in key areas to improve physical education and school sport and currently provide schools with an annual grant to put specifically towards sports (Sport Premium Funding).
This government funding allows us to fund the following:
What is Physical education?
Physical education is education through physical activity: its goal is the development of the individual as a whole not just their physical development or their proficiency in specific sports.
Through a focus on ensuring high quality physical education at Charlbury Primary we provide our pupils with access to physical activity for life as well as build the foundation for future participation and performance in sport.
A high quality PE curriculum will develop physical literacy and allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self- expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. PE also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership.
Healthy, active lifestyles
Healthy behaviour in childhood set patterns for later life and, if acquired early, can have a dramatic impact on well-being.
Competitive school sport
All pupils enjoy being appropriately challenged and most are keen to explore what they are capable of. At Charlbury School we focus on achieving one’s ‘personal best’ rather than being ‘the best.’
Our weekly sports’ clubs on Mondays (3-4pm for Years 3 & 4 and 4-5pm for Years 5 & 6) and Thursdays (3-4pm for Years 1 & 2) run by staff members are oversubscribed. In these sessions pupils learn more about specific sports, receive age-appropriate coaching and practise their skills.
Gym Club sessions run on Tuesdays 3-4pm and 4-5pm by Jane Brookes and Sam Patten are also very popular. Dance clubs with Tina Piotrowsky on Wednesdays (3-4pm for Years 1 & 2, 4-5pm for Years 3 & 4 and 5-6pm for Years 5 & 6) are oversubscribed.
We ensure that all pupils in all year groups have the opportunity to take part in a range of inter-school competitions against pupils from other schools. Every year we have pupils competing against other schools in the following sports: swimming, rugby, football, netball, sportshall athletics etc. We have had a fantastic record of success and achievements in these competitions and our results and information about our activities are published in the school news, on the school website.
We regularly review our sports provision in School in conjunction with reviewing the impact of Sport Premium Funding.