At Holbeach Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
P.E. and sport play a very important part in the life at Holbeach and we are committed to ensuring that all our children enjoy the PE and sport activities that we offer at our school.
We believe that P.E. contributes to a child’s development and, through participation in sporting activities, our children build and learn more about respect, tolerance, teamwork, resilience, friendship, trust and responsibility.
The ‘Primary School’s Sports Funding’ has enabled us to develop, strengthen and create a range of sustainable PE opportunities available to Holbeach pupils, in addition to and enhancing the weekly PE sessions which they already participate in.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Primary School’s Sports Funding (2018/19)
Funding for 2018/19 – £19,840
Purpose of the funding
• Paying for qualified sports coaches to run after school club provision
• Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in Lewisham school games
• Buying PE equipment
• Providing subsidised places for pupils on after school sport clubs
• Covering the entry fees to various sports competitions
• Covering the cost of travel to/from borough-wide competitions
• High quality professional development for all staff teaching dance
Impact of the funding
• In 2018/19 Holbeach offers a wider range of lunch time and after school sports clubs (Football, Basketball, Judo, Netball, Dance and Gymnastics). These clubs are very well attended and have waiting lists for next term.
• The Boys and Girls school football teams continue to take part in a borough-wide league. Girls from the age of 7-11 have taken part in many football tournaments throughout the year.
• The school has taken part in a range of borough-wide sporting events and have competed fairly, enthusiastically and in some cases very successfully. The children have continued to develop their resilience through exposure to winning and losing more often and the profile of sport at Holbeach is being greatly enhanced.
• Dance lessons across the school have had a consistent structure to them which has led to the children regularly creating their own dance routines that showcase the skills they have developed. Children have also increased their ability to evaluate and improve their performance.