At Holy Trinity C of E Primary School we believe PE & Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Strive for achievement and celebrate success – inspiring children to set ambitious personal goals and to realise their full potential in achieving high standards socially, physically, spiritually, creatively and academically both as individuals and collectively as part of a team.
Our PE curriculum is both challenging and enjoyable for children of all abilities. We have a well-equipped hall for gymnastics and dance in addition to a large field and playground area for outdoor games. We encourage the children to achieve their personal goals, to feel satisfaction and enjoyment as well as provide the physical challenges which enable them to value the importance of determination and effort. We offer numerous opportunities for children to participate in competitive activities, both in and out of school, and are active members of the Surrey Heath Primary Schools' Sports Association. Pupils in Year 4 and 5 have swimming lessons in the summer term.
We have welcomed funding from government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
We have spent the sports premium funding innovatively to provide a legacy that will benefit the school and children for many years to come through staff development activities. The enthusiasm, investment of time and expertise from our PE Leader has boosted staff confidence and developed the quality PE teaching across the school.
At Holy Trinity School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:
1. Physical Education
- Investing in a Primary PE Specialist (2 afternoons per week) to support teachers' planning and effective delivery through coaching and monitoring to provide long lasting impact with staff. In addition, Chobham RFU youth coaches are working every Friday afternoon with each year group in KS1 and KS2 through the next three terms, sharing their expertise with every year group and every teacher.
- We are furthering our relationship with Gordon’s Secondary School and their sports leaders have supported in refereeing our inter-house tag rugby tournaments and football matches. We are also currently building on relationships with West End Tennis Club to enable us to benefit from their coaching and facilities both during lessons and in before/after school clubs. In addition, we have demonstrated our commitment to school PE by meeting the criteria to achieve Active Kids Sports Award – Silver, for our current provision and we are currently working towards the Gold Award.
2. Competitive Sport
- Extending our participation in out of school tournaments has increased as we have moved from the Woking Schools Partnership and joined the Surrey Heath Sports Partnership, including: girls' football, x-country, dodge ball, a dance festival, KS1 multi skills event, football for years 4-6, tag rugby, years 3 & 4 golf, sport inspired photographic competition. Having a PE specialist has helped to raise the profile of local competition as well helping to get the clubs running.
- A wide range of clubs are offered throughout the year: Year 3 and 4 tennis, Years 3-6 girls' football, Years 4-6 boys' football, Years 3-6 tag rugby, Years 3-6 dance club, Change for Life club, Year 6 hockey. The majority of these clubs also have a tournament linked to the sport. Typical annual inter-house tournaments: Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 tag rugby tournaments, cross country, indoor athletics, Years 5 & 6 netball and dodgeball.
Healthy Active Lifestyles
- The whole school (children and staff) participated in the ‘Sport Relief’ running a mile March 2014, which also encouraged cycling and swimming.
- Year 6 pupils run active clubs at lunchtimes for younger children e.g. basketball, netball, football, athletics.