PE & Sports
Marlbrook Primary School - Vision
Our ethos at Marlbrook combines physical learning, health and cognitive thinking across all key stages. Marlbrook Primary School’s mission statement is ‘Achievement through Effort’. We believe that PE and sport play a key role in personal development and that every child should be provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and physical instruction.
Using our grant we support a range of activities – endeavouring to develop physical confidence and support learning that will enhance children’s skills and encourage health and fitness.
We aim to improve concentration, memory, behaviour and academic performance through sport. We want to motivate all children, encourage their personal and team performance and participation, promote confidence and develop positive self-esteem.
At Marlbrook Primary School pupils have the chance to compete in sports and other activities; this whole school enhancement encourages fairness, values, responsibility, and respect. Positive social skills and character building is essential for our pupil’s to develop.
At Marlbrook the ability of our pupil’s to communicate and to collaborate in various sporting environments can expand their understanding of their own ability. This expansion of knowledge and experience will aid each child to measure and identify their progression in different sporting and physical activities.
The National Curriculum for PE 2014 states:
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
During the 2016-17 academic year, we aim to develop more competitive sport within our school and ensure sports leaders have an involvement in both coaching and the organisation of sport.
A full action plan can be viewed by clicking the link below:
At Marlbrook Primary school we have used the Sports Funding to support children in and develop their skills of Dance, Football and general sports skills.
This has enabled high quality PE lessons to be delivered and our teachers to develop their knowledge, and understanding of PE. The teachers have been able to develop their CPD by working alongside qualified coaches.
The pupils have benefited from having specialist coaches who have supported our children with developing their skills out of school. For example our Dance coach has supported the children with accessing private dance schools to enable them to continue their interest.
We run a variety of after school clubs where children in all year groups can extend their learning and experiences. These clubs have been greatly received and participated in. We also run a variety of lunchtime clubs and activities where children can engage in different sports.
We also participate in numerous sporting events at various levels. These include
The after school clubs at Marlbrook Primary School, offer a wide range of sporting and non-sporting activities. The activities provide children with opportunities to participate in physical activities and creative arts and crafts learning. Some of our clubs were enhanced with professional coaches to support and guide the children.
Kevin Griffin, the Afterschool Clubs Coordinator, sends out termly letters to allow children to choose clubs they are interested in attending.
Sport Clubs at Marlbrook Primary School 2016-2017
netball, rugby, hockey, football (boys and girls), basketball, tennis, , rounders, cricket, dance, multi-sports
Sports Premium Funding 2016-2017
We are spending the Sport Premium Funding 2016-2017 in the following ways
- Specialist Coaches deliver the PE curriculum to provide Teachers with CPD opportunities
- To pay for transportation to and from PE and Sporting events including Swimming and After School meetings.
- To replenish resources
Marlbrook Primary School Sports Crew and Sports Leaders
This year we have already implemented a new Sports Crew. These children are responsible as 'the voice' of the children. They have been working very hard to develop ideas.
The Sports Crew is made up of eight children from year 5 and aims to help give pupils a say in the organising and provision of sports at Marlbrook. As of autumn term 2016, children at Marlbrook will be involved in competitions against other children in their year group. The Sports Crew will be available to help class teachers with the leading of these competitions. As well as this, each class teacher has nominated two 'Sports Leaders' to help organise and lead activities during class PE lessons.