PE and Sports Premium
PE at The Queenswell Federation
As part of the National Curriculum the children participate in two hours of Physical Education a week.
PE lessons are taught by class teachers; however, if your child is in Year 2 or 4 they will participate in at least one term of swimming and this is taught externally at the Oakleigh School of Swimming.
Inter and Intra Competitions
At Queenswell the children compete in a range of competitions. The competitions are either ran in school, where the children compete against each other or the children represent the school and compete against other schools.
- Swimming lessons are held on a Thursday at Oakleigh swimming pools. Pupils walk there as a class accompanied by school staff.
- Lessons are 30 minutes long and run by the Oakleigh swimming instructor.
- Pupils change in single-sex changing rooms and the lesson is observed by school staff.
- There is no school uniform for swimming but pupils are asked to wear sensible costumes (not bikinis) and trunks. Swimming hats are compulsory for all children. Swimming kits should be taken home after each lesson.
The government is continuing to support schools with extra funding. The key aims of this funding is to increase sport provision for children and improve the quality of the service they receive.
PE and school sport play an important part in the life of Queenswell. We believe that it plays a key part in the development of our children.
- To use the Sports Grant to raise the outcomes for the children by ensuring that each pupil has access to high quality PE provision and that they engage in regular physical activity.
- To improve teacher subject knowledge in PE.
- To develop a vision that recognise that by the time each child leaves Queenswell they will have become positive in their approach to physical activity, achieved personal success and developed an attitude that allows them to have the confidence to try new experiences through the next stages of their life.
- To use the resilience learned through playing sport in their wider school life and on into their adult lives and to develop and desire to be active, healthy adults.