PE & GAMES
We are proud of our sporting provision at Smallwood CE Primary Academy. Each week, all our children have access to at least 2 hours of high quality PE, structured in accordance with the government’s statutory guidance.
Throughout the school we provide high quality teaching; the PE sessions are delivered by qualified members of staff, complemented by various appropriate outside agencies. This enables our school to be actively involved in a wider variety of sporting activities. These include football, netball, hockey, cricket, golf, tennis, tag-rugby, athletics and more.
During the summer term, utilising the new government sports grant, we will be using Astbury Mere for water sport activities. This will be open to children in Year 2 and upwards.
All of the school teams are involved in local leagues, allowing them to participate in Level 2 competition. Through this we have close links with a number of local primary schools, high schools and local clubs for all sports.
We invite various external coaches to work within our school. This has helped to establish and maintain our links to outside clubs and we actively encourage our children to participate in a range of sports outside of school.
Swimming is taught off site at the facilities of Sandbach High School. Throughout the year, all of KS2 are given the opportunity to participate in swimming sessions. The sessions are structured to accommodate all swimming abilities, allowing differentiation within each lesson.
At Smallwood, we promote a healthy school lifestyle and also encourage healthy snacks at breaktime and regularly teach the importance of being active and keeping healthy.
We believe that the excellent government funding provision has allowed us to employ additional coaches to build staff confidence and develop a tracking system for PE across the school. Additional staff allows lower pupil to staff ratios and facilitates greater differentiation. It has also been used to facilitate a wider range of sporting activities and subsidise out of school activities to widen participation and staying true to our belief that our education should be both high quality and inclusive. This we feel is an effective use of the sport premium funding.