P.E. at Brightwell
Our aims for PE at Brightwell are that children:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- Be physically active
- Engage in competitive sports tournaments and festivals
- Lead healthy and active lives
The Government funds PE is to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision. At Brightwell we decided to use the funding to train our staff to help them become outstanding PE teachers. To help us achieve our goals we decided to employ specialist sports coaches.
We have been awarded £8,380 and employ Full Circle to provide half a day coaching with the teachers and one after school club.
We feel that by employing specialist PE coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons, our staff will benefit from one to one support to develop their skills, knowledge and experience of delivering PE.
The programme we involve ascertaining individual training needs of each member of staff, to build a needs led development programme, including tailored resources and monitoring and evaluation via a personal development plan.
Full Circle has been a wonderful asset to the school and have made a positive difference to the attitude of both staff and pupils during PE.
We will use the remaining money to engage with partnership tournaments (TA cover) as well as a PE staff session led by Sam Abrey of Full Circle Sports.
PE at Brightwell
Coaches and staff at Brightwell are looking to raise pupil’s achievement and promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development through well led, planned and assessed lessons.
We aim to teach the whole child and endeavour to make connections, give them confidence, build their character, inspire their creativity, make them caring and compassionate and of course, competent when taking part in PE.
We aim to offer an exciting, challenging and well structured environment in which they can discover all that is good about sport.
The staff at Brightwell believe that they offer opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of sporting events or activities that promote the children's SMSC.
The coaching and teaching at Brightwell is helping to develop the children’s core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.
They are engaging in competitive and co-operative physical activity in a range of challenging situations.
They are beginning to evaluate and recognise their own success and understand how to succeed in different activities.
Links with Wallingford Area Partnership
Brightwell contribute to a leading role in developing sport across the Wallingford Area Partnership.
We used Wallingford School to host a Yr5/6 netball tournament.
The tournament was organised by our PE co-ordinator and was supported by secondary students (Sports Leaders).
This was a fantastic event that brought 6 schools together in a competitive competition. We will to continue to run the event again this year and look forward to taking part in many events hosted by the partnership.
Brightwell has forged strong links with Wallingford Secondary school and have invited their year 10 Sports Leaders to come across and help us with PE clubs.
We also enjoy taking part in a range of competitive events such as the Sports Hall Athletics and Gymnastics.
After School Clubs
Brightwell run a number of high quality clubs which are led by both the coaches and the staff. These include:
Mini tennis (summer term)