Our vision for all children at Ramshaw Primary School is for them to become physically literate individuals who have the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. We achieve this through a focus on the importance of Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) throughout our school to contribute to a child’s holistic development.
Our inclusive, high quality PE curriculum is designed to inspire all children to succeed and excel in both competitive sport and other activities involving physical activity. It is through these activities that pupils become physically confident; they learn that being physical is ‘fun’ and crucial in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle. We are working towards all children in our school taking part in 30 minutes of vigorous physical activity every day, embedding this into other areas of our curriculum. Through School Sport our children compete in many competitions and other festivals which build character and embed key values such as teamwork, fairness and respect for themselves and others. We recognise that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
These aims are supported and structured around the 5 key indicators of the Primary PE and Sport Premium:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Provide a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- To increase participation in competitive sport.
What do others think of Sport at Ramshaw Primary School?
“I’m still on a high from spending the day at Quadkids with Mrs Flatters and some of the Year 3s, 4s, 5s and 6s. What an amazing day! So I thought I might write about my favourite bits of the day.
- All the children pushed themselves and did their very best.
- They behaved brilliantly, as always.
- Their teamwork was heart-warming. Watching the children create a relay to run alongside team mates in the long distance races and cheer them on from the side was really special to see.
- They were competitive yet sportsman-like, which is a difficult line to tread.I was so proud of them all.”
Governor/Parent Helper Comment via email – June 2018
Verbal Quote from Ladies/Girls Rugby Coach – Darlington Mowden Park
“It’s lovely to see so many girls interested participating in a competitive sport. Those girls need to be on a team!”
Pupil Voice Quotes – complete w/c 9/7/18
What is the School Games?
The School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport, guided by 38 Sports formats designed by National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs).
The School Games are made up of four levels of activity: competition in schools, competition between schools, and competition at a county/area level:
Intra-school Competition (Level 1)
For many young people, sporting competition is first experienced through intra-house teams, form groups or in PE lessons. This level of competition builds on school’s existing work to offer pupils a year-round programme of regular intra-school competition in a number of sports.
Inter-school Competition (Level 2)
At this level, individuals and teams are selected to represent their school at inter-school competitions – regular local leagues and one off tournaments and events. Schools have the flexibility to decide which sports to enter, but are encouraged to involve as many pupils as possible by creating breadth in the sports they offer and depth through the creation of additional teams.
School Games Festival (Level 3)
Each county hosts a multi-sport showcase event as a culmination of the year-round inter-school competition. In Durham, this is delivered across a number of days as both a ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ festival. School teams competing at Level 2 win the opportunity to compete at the County festivals. Individuals succeeding at this level are encouraged to further develop their enjoyment and talent in sport through existing NGB club and talent pathways.