SPORTS AT LOWER KERSAL
School provides a range of sporting/activity clubs throughout the year including multi-sports clubs, martial arts, kick boxing, athletics, Football and dance classes such as Bollywood dancing and cheerleading. All sports clubs are offered for free. School works as part of an Education Improvement Partnership to offer inter-school sporting events including football tournaments, swimming galas and rugby matches. School has recently purchased a second minibus to enable children to attend other tournaments/events. The importance of sport is recognised in our termly Prize Days where children from every class (inc Nursery) are rewarded with a trophy for their sporting achievements.
Each year school holds special PE/Fitness days, including for example Skipping Days and Football Days, promotes Walk to School Week and invests in a week-long visit from the Life Education Classroom. Termly WILD Wednesdays enhance sports opportunities in school by offering pupils the chance to take part in sports not normally offered on the curriculum (eg Capoeira, Zumba).
School subscribes to the Salford swimming scheme and pays for two year groups to go swimming each week. This ensures that all pupils are able to swim one length before their swimming sessions end as classes attend swimming lessons for two consecutive years. School further uses its budget to pay for a PE kit for every child on roll, ensuring that children are ready to take part in all physical activity lessons.
School has extended its links with Salford Sports Village to provide children with PE sessions within the Centre as part of their existing trips down to the Library. Pupils now spend one session in the Library and one session in the sports hall/all weather pitch. This takes place each term.
Residential holidays at Prestatyn and Lledr Hall have a strong physical activity emphasis and school employs a qualified sports coach to deliver/support PE lessons throughout all phases/key stages. Our sports coach works each morning with children in our EYFS to help develop their fine and gross motor skills and also to give them an early love of physical activity and movement which we hope they will keep for the rest of their lives. School further benefits from the employment of our sports coach by helping support and enhance the delivery of PE within school through the demonstration of moves, by increasing teacher knowledge and to further enhance lunchtime provision. Initially a large percentage of our Sports Premium Grant was used to employ our coach. Since 2015 there has been a year on year reduction in this contribution to ensure the sustainability of this work.
Lower Kersal is fully committed to providing an accessible and inclusive sports curriculum offer. We use funding to help purchase additional specialist equipment or staff if this is needed to enable a pupil to take part in a sporting event or activity. This provision creates opportunities where our children can realise their basic rights and enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.
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Working in Partnership With the Irwell EIP
The Irwell Education Improvement Partnership comprises 8 primary schools and 1 high school from the local area. Its driving aim is to improve all outcomes for our children. We use sporting competitions to inspire and engage children across the partnership to be more physically active and promote long-term health and happiness.
PE leads from all partner schools meet each half term to organise and plan a range of quality experiences and sporting competitions across a range of sports including swimming, benchball, rugby and football.
Look below at the placings we secured at the end of each League year. As you can see, we have moved up the table year-on-year since the introduction of the Sports Grant...
The School Sport Partnerships in Salford is hosted by All Hallows RC High School.
The Partnership Development Manager and High Quality Officer have a combined 50 years’ experience of working with Primary Schools, and all other staff members are specialists in Primary School delivery.
The aim of the partnership is ‘Working with teachers to develop PE and school sport.’
The partnership offers three levels of Primary School Membership, Bronze, Silver and Gold that all support schools in maximising the effectiveness of the Sport Premium funding.
By being a member of the SSP, Lower Kersal has access to:
- A bespoke programme of CPD for teaching and non-teaching staff in all areas of PE to enhance PE in schools.
- A continued network for subject leaders to receive advice on all PE and Sport Matters, including Government policy on the ‘Sport Premium’, School Games, the AfPE Kitemark, the School Games Mark and National Curriculum.
- Unlimited free places at the Annual Salford PE and Sport Conference held in October each year.
- A minimum of 2 PE co-ordinator (PLT) training days usually held in January and May.
- Entry into the Partnership Celebratory Events, such as ‘World Sport Day’.
- Entry into an annual Salford School Run.
- A School Sport Competition Programme.**
- Primary PE advice line, including support for Ofsted inspection.
- Knowledge of funding opportunities in PE and Sport.
- Access* to leadership training via courses in Young Leaders, Sportshall Leaders and Mini-Whistlers.
- Access* to Physical Literacy coaching.
- Access* to KS2 PE Training Programme.
- Schools receive copies of publications from the partnership such as The Salford Primary Physical Education Guide and the ‘Move With’ resources.
- Password to the Bronze area of the partnership web-site.
* Access to these programmes is included in Bronze Membership, but they may incur additional charges as part of ‘Bronze Plus’
**All School Games Level 2 Competitions are free to access for all schools in the SGO Area.