Sports Provision at Orchard Vale

Physical Education at Orchard Vale

The Head teacher, PE co-ordinator and school staff are committed to ensure that all pupils receive at least 2 hours of high quality well-planned PE per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers.

The successful delivery of the curriculum supports all aspects of health education within the school. Staff training is provided for teachers and lunchtime staff to keep them abreast of new initiatives, ensuring that PE is a high profile subject during the school day, at lunchtimes and beyond the school day.

Sports taught at Orchard Vale are wide and varied, both during the school day, and as extra-curricular clubs. Opportunities include football, basketball cricket, netball, hockey, athletics, tag rugby, swimming, and surfing and cross country. 

Teachers are encouraged to offer PE clubs as an extra-curricular activity. Other staff and members of the school community are also involved. There is a particular emphasis on encouraging ‘all’ children to have a ‘can do’ attitude and try new and exciting opportunities.

Through the local School Sports Coordinator Service Level Agreement that we have purchased as part of the Barnstaple Learning Community, the school takes part in year group sports festivals, intra and inter schools competitions leading to level 2 and 3 “School Games” competitions and central venue sports.
 
We are also developing sporting events across the 8 schools in the Primary Academies Trust. Current events planned include rugby tournaments, football tournaments and cross-country opportunities.

Swimming June 2019

 

School must publish, on their website, information about their use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium, including attainment figures for swimming and water safety of their year 6 pupils. We have put procedures in place to gather this information and an action plan to support those children in year 5 and 6 who have not met the swimming requirements.

 

Requirement:

Year 5

Year 6

Actions in place:

What percentage of your current year 6 cohort perform

safe self-rescue in different

water situations?

71%

78%

  • Lifeguard assembly and workshop
  • Bude Adventure International           residential
  • Oceanfest
  • Year 5/6 swimming lessons
  • Swimming gala
  • Junior lifeguards and surf life saving

What percentage of your

current year 6 cohort use a

range of strokes effectively?

E.g. front crawl, backstroke,

breaststroke

71%

78%

  • Year 5/6 swimming lessons
  • Swimming gala

 

What percentage of your

current year 6 cohort swim

competently, confidently and

proficiently over a distance of

at least 25m?

71%

78%

  • Year 5/6 swimming lessons
  • Swimming gala

 


 20 children attended a series of swimming lessons in the summer term. These children are the ones targeted from the information above needing additional intervention to meet the expectations. We anticipated these percentage rising before the end of term. They will then be publishing on the website alongside the Sports premium audit and action plan.