Palmarsh Primary School are proud to be awarded the GOLD Status by Shepway Sports Trust for their effect to improve Physical Education and Health and Wellbeing.
This is a great achievement and shows the schools progression throughout the years - previously being awarded Bronze status.
Mr Risby would like to thank all members of staff, pupils and parents for their support.
Schools use the sports premium funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
Sports Funding for September 2019 to August 2020
At Palmarsh, we have a very proud sporting history. The PE Premium is used in many ways to continue this; as PE is something we are extremely passionate about and believe that it is important for all pupils to be included.
Over the last few years, we have endeavoured to provide pupils with a wide range of sporting experiences and opportunities, that they might not otherwise have had the chance to take part in.
Palmarsh Primary School's vision for PE is to provide pupils with opportunities to foster a lifelong love of sport and develop an awareness for it role in a healthy lifestyle.
To promote this, the school provide a wide range of after-school clubs to cater for all year groups and sporting tastes, hold an array of experiences and take part in a number of competitions.
We are pleased to have been awarded the GOLD School Games award for our PE provision across the school for 2018-19.
Our Key aims for 2019-2020:
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
We currently take all Key Stage 2 children swimming for two half term blocks each year. Swimming is an essential part our our P.E. curriculum at Palmarsh and we aim to get every child swimming over a 2 year period, but it is strongly advised and one that we as a school greatly encourage. We currently ask for a voluntary contribution of £4.00 each week to cover transport and entrance costs. A letter will be issued to parents/carers prior to children starting swimming lessons.
By the end of Year 6, pupils should be able to swim (without any swimming aids) 25 metres continuously, using any stroke they wish.
Percentage of Year 6 pupils able to:
District Sports 2019
Palmarsh took an 18 strong team to Shepway District Sports at Three Hills, Folkestone with the aim of displaying our athletic skills.
We had a number of successes this year, winning the Year 5/6 girls javelin for the district, as well as the Year 5/6 80 metre sprint in our group.
The major success was, without doubt, coming third in our group for the entire event, a fantastic accomplishment!Every member of the team displayed great commitment, sportsmanship and endeavour throughout the event and should be thoroughly pleased with their effects!
Mr Risby would like to praise and thank all those who participated and for all the parents who came down and supported Team Palmarsh.