At Ditton C of E Junior School we aim to ensure that our children learn to lead a healthy and active lifestyle who view sporting activities as a positive experience through a balanced curriculum.
Lessons are taught by both teachers and specialist Sports Coaches who ensure that lessons cover:
· Acquiring and developing new sporting skills
· Selecting and applying new skills
· Developing their knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
· Learning to evaluate and improve their own sporting performance
Government funding has been used to improve the provision of physical education and after school clubs. The impact of the funding is considered in terms of: achievement in weekly PE lessons, increased participation in competitive school sport, personal health and well-being and improved attitudes towards sport.
We provide our children with two hours of physical education a week, which is delivered by the class teacher, who has regular CPD of team teaching with a specialist Sports Coach as well as a trained TA who similarly has this regular CPD. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend many sporting clubs and this has led to an increase in the number of pupils participating in competitive sports tournaments.
We encourage pupils to join after school sports clubs which include: football, hockey, dance, basketball and skipping.