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Impact of the School Sport Premium at Westdene Primary School: 2017 - 2018

Westdene Primary School believes that pupil’s regular participation in physical education plays a vital role in their overall development and is an important factor in maintaining our children’s well-being. Sport has the amazing capacity to improve children’s self-confidence and allows them to accomplish great things outside of the class room. This helps to form well rounded individuals in our student body, who understand that regular exercise and healthy eating are important factors to a healthy and happy lifestyle. In addition to our broad and balanced PE curriculum which covers the statutory needs of the National Curriculum, our extra-curricular activities allow a large percentage of the school population to take part in new and popular sports before and after school.

At Westdene, we are continuing to implement the PE and Sports Premium funding to extend and enhance school sport provision and build capacity amongst the staff team. The Sports Premium funding has enabled us to offer further enrichment opportunities for our pupils and we are proud of the extensive programme of activities on offer to children throughout the school year, before school, during the day and after school. The funding has enabled us to provide specialist provision and offer professional development opportunities for teachers to ensure quality teaching and learning.

The role of the PE and Sport Specialist Teacher has been pivotal in our school and has had a positive and sustainable impact on our PE and School Sport provision. In September a new PE and Sport Specialist Teacher was recruited following the promotion of the previous post-holder. Time was set aside to support a smooth handover to ensure that good practice could be passed on and maintained. The current PE and Sport Specialist Teacher has a significant teaching commitment and has dedicated time set aside to provide curriculum PE support through a bespoke programme of observation, modelled lessons and team-teaching with individual teachers. In this way, the funding of a PE specialist teacher is not de-skilling teachers, but having the opposite impact of upskilling our staff in specific areas of need, thus creating a lasting and sustainable improvement in PE and school sport provision.

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