Policy Statement & Expectations
At St John & St James we believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well being.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which helps to build self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves.
All children are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive PE programme.
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All children should have a clearly named PE kit at school every day, which is different from the clothes and footwear worn during the remainder of the day.
It should consist of a plain polo shirt (with or without school logo); gold for girls, maroon for boys; maroon shorts (plain with no stripes) and black plimsolls that fit properly, can be properly tied up and are different to shoes worn in school. A school PE sweatshirt, maroon (KS2) and jogging bottoms (maroon or black) can be worn for outdoor activities in cold weather.
No jewellery is to be worn for PE activities. Long hair should also be tied back.
A PE bag , clearly named, should be bought to hold all PE kit.
Polo shirts, shorts and PE bags are sold inexpensively and can be purchased from school.
The Government has allocated funding to schools to support the delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. It must be spent on improving PE and sports provision.
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SPORTS PREMIUM OBJECTIVES 2017/18
Sports Premium – These are some of the ways we have spent our money in the past:
- Staff development – Teaching Assistants have attended Sports coaching courses run by Enfield PE team. They will now be involved in team teaching and running clubs and intra-competitions at lunch-time.
- CPD – Early Years staff have attended training courses on ‘How to teach Gymnastics’ – teachers more confident and competent
- Entering Competitions run by Enfield and Haringey Consortium
- Purchase of new equipment/resources for playground games
- Coaches work with teachers and pupils
- G&T children attended Lee Valley Athletics Academy
- Cover provided to enable other teachers to attend sporting events
- Range of extra-curricular clubs are offered – now includes KS1 Gymnastics and Girls football
- PE co-ordinator attended Gymnastics and Dance courses
- Certificates to reward children for positive attitudes; improved sporting ability and attendance at clubs
- More children are taking part in a broader range of sport and physical activity
- Links with other clubs and schools – increased school-community links
- Paying for transport and access to facilities
- Zumba for pupils and staff
- ‘Change for life’ club (before school) – engage disaffected pupils/positive attitudes
- Further CPD training for all teachers to support the delivery of Games in the curriculum – observing practice by Enfield PE team by other schools.
- Employing Secondary School specialist teacher to work with KS2 staff – increase subject knowledge and confidence
- All weather table tennis table to add to playground games
- Purchase specialist equipment – Lightweight mats for Gymnastics lessons
- Further training for Play Leaders and lunchtime supervisors to enable active lunchtimes
- Whole school Health and Fitness day to promote healthy lifestyles
- Teaching Assistants training to be used to support teachers and lead lunchtime clubs and competitions
Curriculum Map for Physical Education Lessons can be found here;
As all children have differing needs, abilities and interests, it is necessary to develop differentiated tasks so that all children are appropriately challenged to achieve successful outcomes.
We run Tiger Team sessions – physical activity for children with co-ordination difficulties. This includes problems with gross motor skills which are often observed during PE lessons.
The sessions aim to:
- build muscle strength
- improve core stability
- improve balance & co-ordination
- establish controlled body movements
- improve confidence & self-esteem
Lessons take place at Edmonton Leisure for all Year 5 pupils, for 15 weeks of the year. They also receive one session on water safety and take part in a gala, competing against other schools.
We offer children the opportunity to take part in a range of activities outside of the curriculum. There have been a variety of events available to pupils in different year groups.
Cycle confident offer Bikeability Level 1 And 2 courses to children in Years 5 & 6 and Level 1 to children in Years 3 & 4. They provide free cycle training.
Our Year 3 & 4 children worked hard and really enjoyed themselves. They were taught the skills, awareness and knowledge needed to encourage them to cycle safely and confidently.
Enfield Council’s mission is to provide every primary school child with some cycle training before they move onto their secondary school life and start cycling on the roads of London.
KS1 Fundamentals & Key Skills Programme
Chris Gillam from the Spurs Development Team has been involved with supporting our Year 1 teachers by leading games sessions. This 5-week programme aims to create opportunities that change lives.
The children were kept active and developed a variety of skills in balance, co-ordination and agility through throwing & catching, sending & receiving.
Multi-Skills Event at Lee Valley Athletics Centre
Our children in KS1 took part in various sporting activities using the Indoor Athletics environment.
‘Go Enfield Go’ Event
A great opportunity for all children to experience new and different sports.
Olympic visit 2012
Pupils are supervised by trained Play Leaders who along with our Young Sports Leaders provide purposeful skills and health enhancing activities that aim to improve behaviour, attitudes to learning and healthy living.
Young Leaders Programme
This is a programme of sports Leadership that is run for Years 5 and 6. It teaches leadership through a whole range of games/activities and provides opportunities for older children to work with younger children, thus promoting integration, social inclusion and mostimportantly physical activity!
Learning to Ride
Reception children on wheels!
Tag Rugby Coaching
Year 6 coaching session prior to competition.
Additional opportunities are available for children in a range of competitive activities, provided whenever possible through extra-curricular clubs, and taking part in tournaments against other schools.
Cricket Match vs Crowland
We have established links with Edmonton Cricket Club and the ‘Chance to Shine’ project. Coaches work with the children during curriculum time and lead coaching sessions and attend matches.
Enfield District Sports
We compete against other schools in the Enfield District Sports Competition.
We hold an annual sports day for KS1 and KS2 during the Summer Term. The children in KS1 participate in a variety of different sports and activity. In KS2, the children compete in their House teams by participating in a carousel of activities and competitive races. Sports Leaders from our local Secondary school assist with officiating our events.
During the Autumn Term 2013 we participated in a wide range of Inter-School Events, they included:
Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Sports Hall Athletics, Football and Netball.
These competitions were organised by the Enfield PE Team and also our Primary School Consortium with both Haringey & Enfield Schools. All pupils who represented St John & St James did so with tremendous enthusiasm and pride, enjoying ‘pitting’ their skills against fellow pupils from other schools.
During the Spring term 2014, the children were involved in a number of school Competitions:
Tag-Rugby, Basketball, Netball and a Dance Festival.
Sports Hall Athletics Competition
House Competition – Year 6 tennis event
Basketball at Gladesmore Community School
Our Year 5 & 6 pupils played in a Basketball Competition run by Gladesmore Community School, as part of our Primary School Consortium programme.
Our Sports Council is made up of 14 children from Years 1-6 who have been nominated by their class teacher or elected by their class. Meetings take place once a month to discuss issues and share ideas to support the development of PE and Sport within the school. These children also represent our school as sports leaders.
Playground Games Timetable
Netball – April 2014
This Thursday our Girls Netball Squad travel to Gladesmore Community School in Tottenham, to participate in a High 5’s Competition against our Sports Consortium Partners: Crowland Primary, Earlsmead Primary and The Holy Trinity School. We take this opportunity to wish them a safe and enjoyable afternoon.
Sporting Weekend – April 2014
On a Saturday afternoon, where would you expect to find Mrs Goodfellow? Out shopping, possibly at home marking Yr 6’s latest Maths Homework, preparing ‘your’ PE work for the next week? None of it, if her beloved Queens Park Rangers are playing at Home (Loftus Road), she will in her regular seat with her family, cheering The R’s on!
What Sport will you be watching this weekend or possibly be playing in? Drop Mrs Goodfellow a quick note on your ideal ‘Sporting Event’ for the weekend and explain why it is so special, and you may be featured in next weeks ‘Sporting Weekend’
Sport Relief Fundraising – March 2014
Many congratulations to those pupils who actively participated in raising an outstanding sum of over £500 for the annual Sports Relief Charity.
Pupils took part in running and cycling events during our Sports Relief Day on Wednesday 26th March, many thanks to all Staff who also supported an excellent day.
There is a strong emphasis on teamwork particularly through the house system which enables children from all year groups and families to work together.” SIAS, March 2011