We here at Thorpedene Primary School are using our Sport Premium Funding 2013/14 to meet these objectives:
- To increase the level of physical activity for our children at Thorpedene.
- To create opportunities for as many of our children as possible to represent the school.
- To become more successful when competing.
We are extremely proud of what we are achieving in our first year of Sports Premium funding. Here are some of the Sports we have been doing this year…
Football, Netball, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Cricket, Rounders, Lacrosse, Athletics, Swimming, Diving, Cycling and Boccia.
Now take a look at just some of our 2013/14 achievements below…
- Over 120 different children have represented the school in external competitions.
- Boys’ Football League Runners Up
- Girls’ Rounders Quarter Finalists
- Girls’ Cricket Semi Finalists
- Yr 2 3Tee Cricket Essex Finalists
- Swimming Gala Runners Up (28 medals won)
- Record number of Athletes qualified for Borough Super Sports
Yr 6 Pupil being selected to join G.B Diving Squad and being nominated for the Olympic Hopeful Award 2014.
All of this hard work has resulted in the following…
- Our school has now been awarded with the Silver Kite Mark and Silver Quality Mark for Sport Qualifications. (June 2014)
Our school also won the ‘Most Improved Sports School of the Year’ Award at the recent Southend Sports Awards Ceremony.
This is just the beginning of our rise to become one of the best Sports Schools in Essex and we plan to use the Sports Premium Funding 2014/15 in the following ways…
- Continued expansion of outdoor team sports and competitions- Developing KS1 opportunities. The introduction of Hockey squad, Rugby squad, Tennis and Basketball.
- Developing the quality of indoor P.E lessons- New teaching resources, assessment tools and termly observations. This will aim to ensure that PE and School Sport is judged as at least good by external monitoring.
- Creating a Sports Council in our school.
- Broadening the sporting opportunities and experiences available to pupils. E.g Fencing.
- To carry on developing a passion for sport and physical activity at Thorpedene.
- To become even more successful when competing.