During the year 2014 - 2015 we continued to consolidae our PE Curriculum and after school clubs.
A large proportion of the funding has paid for our range of Out of Hours Clubs. This has allowed many children to access activities that would otherwise now be available to them. We have seen a growth in confidence and enthusiasm as well as physical skills. Parents appreciate the opportunities offered and we are usually well oversubscribed. Our Challage4Life Club has been particularly successful, allowing those who are less active or physically hesitant to engage in a wider range of activities and sports in a supportive yet challenging environment.
Once again research shows that our school is unique in the number/variety of clubs offered to Key Stage 1 children (17 different clubs and a total of 38 clubs were ran during the year, an increase on last year.) This continues to prove that we are committed to developing the physical welfare of all out children. 99% of Year 1 and 100% of Year 2 children either attended a sports club or represented the school at a sporting event during this year and 28% of our children accepted leadership roles related to sport.
Another large proportion of the funding has continued to pay for Year 5 swimming sessions with qualified instructors, including transport, for every child from Year R to Year 2 during the year. We strongly believe that all children should learn to be confident in water from an early age, especially as they live near the sea. Evidence proves that by providing the children with five consecutive sessions a the pool gives them an opportunity to make rapid progress in a short time.
In addition to the above, the funding helped to provide resources to support lessons including out Forest Area (The Hive) and allowed us to continue our close links with Herne Bay High School (through competitions, festivals etc). Our staff have also attended 9 INSET training events for a range of sports such as gymnastics and rugby. Our lunch times have been transformed with a small injection of funding and a hugh impack of energy from our mid-day supervisors which will continue next year.