Wider Opportunities

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Wider Opportunities

At Worsley Bridge we encourage wider opportunities through PE, Trips, Clubs and Forest School. These areas promote a focus in learning and offer children the chance to further develop their skills in areas of interest. 

We wish to embed a culture where children can progress and develop in all personal, social, cognitive and physical aspects of the curriculum and enjoy exploring and being active.

Through a holistic approach we aim to enhance academic achievement, as well as the health and well-being of our pupils, directly impacting on all areas of their learning.


Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment, nurturing an understanding and respect for natural places. Participants experience nature at first hand through play and a series of engaging and achievable tasks.

The forest school experience brings learning to life and improves an individual’s ability to work co-operatively while offering the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning; having lots of fun getting covered in mud!


Clubs

Worsley Bridge has a range of clubs available to help enrich student’s wider opportunities within a safe school environment. Our vision is to create a school community where students participate, succeed and are proud of their achievements.

The clubs available allow students to further pursue their goals. Our clubs range from sport, language, music, dance, fine motor skills, crafts to literacy and numeracy boosters.


Trips

At Worsley Bridge we are continuously working to develop a balanced curriculum that inspires and challenges the children allowing them to have a range of experiences, trips and visits.

Throughout the school year pupils will be given the opportunity to attend an off-site visit/ school based experience (supplied by an external provider), which is aimed at enriching the curriculum. These trips will vary according to each year group’s topic and the activities will also change year on year.


Vision Statement for Primary PE and Sport Premium

It is our vision at Worsley Bridge to inspire and enable all pupils to leave primary school with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation necessary to enable a healthy lifestyle and lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.


Objectives

  • To allow all students to participate in developmentally appropriate activities, engaging them and thus kick starting healthy life styles
  • To broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • To increase participation in competitive sport
  • To ensure the profile of PE and Sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

Goals

  • Physical Education will develop the WHOLE child in EVERY child
  • Physical educators will serve as role models, and demonstrate knowledge of health, physical education and wellness
  • Physical education classes will provide a variety of activities which will motivate the students and increase participation

Primary PE & Sports Premium Overview

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013- 2018 to enhance the availability and quality of PE and Sports provision. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of physical education and sport for all school pupils. The funding is ring-fenced with the school able to choose how it is spent in accordance to the identification of specific interests and needs. Accountability for the grant aid rests with all primary schools with the added responsibility of reporting online both spend and impact so that the wider community is able to assess performance levels of regional primary teaching establishments.

Worsley Bridge is committed to ensuring that the Primary PE & Sports Premium funding is allocated to high quality, sustainable initiatives that address the following key areas:

  • Staff professional development including Subject Leader Management
  • Improved PE & Sport-specific resourcing
  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport
  • Raised participation levels within curricular and extra-curricular activities including intra & inter competition
  • Improved knowledge; skills and understanding related to health and fitness
  • Impact of Olympic & Paralympic values with respect to behavioural and cross-curricular benefits
  • Increased learning opportunities associated with healthy diet and nutrition