KCS children receive a broad and balanced programme of physical education, in which all children have an equal opportunity to participate successfully in a wide range of physical activities at their own level. This promotes a sense of well-being and awareness of the benefits of exercise that will stay with the children throughout their adult life.
In lessons we encourage the children to develop an understanding of how the body functions including how to warm up appropriately and key aspects of hygiene. For reasons of hygiene and safety we insist on appropriate clothing and footwear, furthermore we insist that no jewellery should be worn for any PE activity.
At KCS we focus on six areas of study: dance, games, gymnastics, swimming, outdoor as well as adventure and athletic activities. Within these areas of study we provide opportunities for the children to experience a wide range of sports, for example: tennis, cricket, hockey and handball.
Regular weekly games sessions are enriched where appropriate, with visits from professional coaches and other sport specialists. These lessons aim to promote co-operation with others and the appreciation of the importance of fair play whether they achieve success or not.
In addition to this we have again bought into the Richard Challoner Sports Partnership (RCSP). They too provide us with competitions, but also use of their excellent facilities including their 14 table tennis tables, long jump pit and sports hall. They also use their young leaders to run competitions including Year 1 and 2 events and inter house competitions.
Kingston School Sports Partnership
What is the PE and Sports Grant?
The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school for this academic year 2017 – 2018 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing some places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Further information on PE spending at KCS will be uploaded here shortly.