The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum since September 2013 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers. Schools must spend the funds on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
For further information about Sports Funding and it's impact please see linked documents below.
Sport and PE at Woodfield
Here at Woodfield Primary, PE and sport are huge parts of our school. By combining some of the values of the Olympic legacy with our school Core Values we provide an ethos where PE, sport and healthy lifestyles are paramount.
Woodfield offers a wealth of sporting activities, both through high quality PE sessions during the school day and a range of sporting activities during lunchtimes and after school. Organised sporting activities include gymnastics, football, basketball, multi-skills, fitness, dance and hockey. Equipment such as skipping ropes, bats, and balls are available at lunchtime to encourage children to be active and play cooperatively. This is further supported and encouraged by our PE Teaching Assistant who is on the playground facilitating sporting activities all lunchtime and also by all of our MTAs who are also class TAs.
PE subject leader: Mrs G. Hodgkins
PE TA: Mrs Short
School Sports Partnership
We buy into our local SSP every year. This supports us to attend local organised competitions, provides training and updates for school staff and also encourages positive relationships and joint working with our feeder secondary schools.
Our PE TA works alongside our PE Subject Leader to ensure that Woodfield participates in as many sporting events as possible. We regularly compete in a range of sporting competitions including; athletics, netball, football, tag rugby and hockey.
We had 50 children enter the schools Plymouth Half Marathon challenge in 2018!
We are looking forward to participating in many more sporting competitions this year, including more events arranged by our Learning Academies Trust.