We are very passionate about P.E. and school sport at Charlton Manor and believe it to be an integral part of the school curriculum. We aim to ensure that every child has access to the full P.E. curriculum which encompasses the development of physical skills, knowledge and understanding in:
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities
- Health Related Exercise/Fitness
We also aim to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to engage in competitive sports and a range of different activities such as roller hockey, Judo and Boccia and they are fully equipped with the knowledge and understanding to make positive health choices whilst at Charlton Manor and beyond.
With excellent resources and facilities, the children at Charlton Manor are able to experience numerous trips, tournaments and after school clubs/activities throughout the year. We enter the Borough tournaments each year which include; Netball, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Athletics, Tag Rugby, Tennis and Cricket.
Charlton Manor has a whole school approach towards healthy eating and lifestyles and this is supported by a P.E. curriculum/provision whereby every child has access to 2 hours of high quality P.E/sport per week.
We offer a vast range of clubs/out of learning experiences which provide children with opportunities to try new sports, train and practice as part of a team and make choices about their own daily/weekly activity levels.
As part of our continuous drive to improve the health and wellbeing of our children we offer a free circuit/fitness class every morning. The club runs from 8:25-8:55am and It is open to years 1-6 and parents/carers are encouraged to join their children.
The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the Department for Education to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the childhood Obesity Plan, the Department for Education are working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This year (2017/2018) Charlton Manor will receive £19,520
Here at Charlton Manor, we are a ‘beacon’ school for the way in which we deliver the curriculum through healthy eating and cooking. Our aim now is to link this with exercise, fitness and sport and the sports premium funding will enable us to do this through cycling and a full range of other sports/activities/competitions.
As quoted by the Department for Education; “Healthy eating, physical activity and sport not only help tackle childhood obesity, but can also have a positive impact on pupils’ behaviour, attendance, concentration and attainment, helping children to reach their potential.”
Over the last couple of years, some of the Sports Premium funding we have received has been spent on increasing the Swimming hours we allocate, enabling us to offer this to both years 4 and 6. This has been hugely successful meaning only 5 pupils left Charlton Manor in July 2017 unable to swim 25 meters or more. We will continue to offer the increased swimming hours through our Sports Premium this year.
We have also entered a vast number of competitions across the Borough over the last couple of years, which has helped to build a positive, healthy ethos around the school. It has also noticeably improved behaviour and attitude around the school as the children strive to be selected to represent the school in a range of different sports. This is something we also plan to maintain and to develop this year with the help of the Sports Premium funding.