Teaching the core values of sport and physical activity is a long-standing tradition at Monkton Juniors and we are fiercely proud of how our children cope when they are faced with challenging situations. During PE lessons, children are encouraged to contribute effectively to develop: teamwork, respect, discipline, enjoyment and sportsmanship. As staff, we strongly believe that physical education plays a vital role in raising the health and well-being of the children, both physically and mentally. Through high-quality teaching of the subject, children can develop important personal qualities such as confidence, self-esteem, leadership and empathy.
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The sport premium grant is funding which schools receive to help create a legacy linked to the Olympic Games. Its aim is to improve the quality of sporting opportunities in schools.
information on funding can be found on the pages below.
In the past, Monkton Junior School has used the premium in a variety of ways including:
* The development of successful sports coaching programmes leading to a strong 'team' ethos across our school. This can be seen in the success and development of our school football team. We play and host a range of matches.
* Supplementing after school provision - particularly in dance classes.
* Increasing swimming opportunities across school with the aim that all pupils are able to swim 25m by the end of KS2.
* The introduction of sports weeks where pupils are introduced to new, more challenging sporting activities. In the 2016 Olympic year, pupils were taught, played and coached ecah other in the specifics of paralympic sports.
* Bringing in trained coaches to work with staff and pupils. For example, Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Eagles.
Watch this space for details on how we intend to spend the premium over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year.