Our vision of PE and School Sport at Hallcroft Infant and Nursery School
This is addressed through our PE Development Plan which aims to improve the quality of provision for PE and school sports in a number of ways. Our main priorities are:
Increasing staff skills and confidence levels.
Increasing pupil participation in a wider variety of out of school sports.
Developing an ethos of healthy living.
Increasing staff skill and confidence levels:
We have addressed this by staff attending training from Retford Gymnastics Club.
Our PE coordinator has written a whole school curriculum plan and half termly Knowledge Organisers to ensure that our PE coverage is thorough and of a high standard.
We also participated in whole school training lead by Jenny Moseley to help us support the children's mental health and well-being.
The school PE coordinator has attended termly meetings with the Elizabethan Family PE coordinators. This enabled the coordinator to become aware of examples of good practice and to cascade knowledge to the rest of the staff during staff meetings.
We have also been fortunate enough to be part of the Elizabethan Family Collaboration, which has enabled our staff to attend festivals at the Elizabethan Academy run by their specialist PE teachers in dance and Multi skills. We hope to be able to attend these festivals again once the Covid restrictions allow them to take place.
Increasing pupil participation in a wider variety of out of school sports:
The children have been offered a range of out of school sports this year run by the Doncaster Rovers coaches. We also have a weekly multi-skills clu . Our coaches from Retford Gymnastics Club are also offering an after school club this year. We have offered multi skills, cricket, rugby and football as after school clubs and hope to be able to offer more clubs this year once the Covid restrictions allow.
The development of our running track has enabled us to put physical activity as part of our everyday routines at Hallcroft and the children themselves have reported the benefits of this "It helps us get fit" "It helps us to concentrate"
We have also been placing emphasis on the importance of developing healthy minds and positive self esteem through our work with Jenny Moseley.