Physical education enables pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of different activities. This helps pupils to develop a range of skills including the ability to use tactics and strategies. It also gives them the self-confidence to perform. PE makes pupils think about what they are doing physically and mentally, how they analyse situations and make decisions.
We believe that physical engagement helps pupils process information differently and helps develop their problem solving skills; learning through risk, challenge, climbing, using ropes and apparatus can extend physical learning and consolidate any knowledge they have from previous real life experiences. Confidence and resilience developed through PE increases student’s self esteem and allows them to develop and thrive in the world.
The Sport Premium initiative is continuing this academic year with the government doubling the total funding for Dee Banks School for 2019-2020 to £16,776.00.
This funding has been allocated as follows:
This year we have temporarily re-structured our PE team due to staffing pressures elsewhere in school, therefore, we currently have an HLTA leading PE across some classes and our Manchester City coach covering the senior classes on Mondays. Rebound sessions are covered by 4 trained therapists (down from 5 last year due to staff leaving).
Our HLTA has completed the Level 3 Sports Diploma and this knowledge is allowing high quality planning and delivery of PE across the key stages.
We are involved in School Sports Partnerships (SSP) for Cheshire West and Chester and continue to attend competitions and multisport festivals to engage our pupils with other schools in the community.
Swimming has seen some development with the membership of the Swim England (ASA) schools charter scheme. This scheme will be adapted and added as a Framework onto the EFL website in order that staff can access it and the students can have progress tracked against it.
We continue to work towards attaining the year 6 targets for swimming as specified in the guidance:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations