Highfield Sports Premium Funding
Highfield Primary School is dedicated to raising standards of PE across school.
We gained our Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze Medal in July 2016, and are applying for the Silver Medal this year!
Research has proven a clear link between health and wellbeing of students and their educational outcomes and this is at the forefront of our PE curriculum.
All pupils are involved in an enriched physical exercise program during curriculum time, which includes a variety of activities designed to challenge and inspire the children. As well as these curriculum activities, Highfield Primary School provides every child with the opportunity to take part in enrichment clubs after school, which again cover a wide range of sports.
Again, research has shown that participation in extra-curricular activities also has a positive effect on attainment and every child is offered the opportunity to join a club.
At Highfield, our aim is to provide children with experiences in sports that they haven’t played before such as badminton, cricket, handball and ‘indoor’ athletics as well as more traditional activities which they enjoy. To help us deliver this, we have used some of the money we have received to pay for expert coaching for the children and professional development for staff at the school. Rees Sport are providing coaching during curriculum time in Key Stage 1 and 2. We have also had specialist clubs/coaching from Bolton Wanderers FC, Farnworth Social Circle Cricket Club and dance teachers/instructors.