PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Hazel Slade Primary Academy and at least two, hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
Sport PremiumWe are working with PE advisers from Entrust in 2017-18. We have secured Matched Funding which will enable us to provide quality training for teachers in all aspects of PE. We have a new partnership with Progressive Sports who will be running an extended programme of After School clubs for us. We are also delighted to be able to continue to offer Forest School Sessions to pupils. In 2017 we achieved the School Games Bronze Award and are aiming for Silver in 2018.
A new subject leader for PE has been in place from September 2017.
Swimming is an important life skill and we are delighted that 100% of our Year 6 pupils meet the government minimum standard of being able to swim 25m. In Year 5 89% can swim 25m. This academic year pupils in Year 2, 3 and 4 are having school swimming lessons.