Sporting Provision

P.E. and School Sport have a very high profile at Westcroft. Children access a very wide range of sports and activities both in and out of school hours. Our learner swimming pool and four court sports hall with sprung floor allow us to deliver a high quality P.E. curriculum supported by high quality facilities and resources.

  • In Phases 1 and 2 all children receive a 90 minute P.E. session and a 90 minute swimming session every week.
  • In Phase 3 students receive two 90 minute P.E. sessions including a 45 minute fitness session.
  • In Phase 4 students receive a 90 minute P.E. session and a 45 minute fitness session.

All students in Phases 3 and 4 swim for at least one term every school year using public pools when ready.

In Key Stage 5 all students receive a 90 minutes PE lesson. In addition this there is a wide range of lunchtime activities (SPACE Time) available to all children and students every day.

After school clubs operate on Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursdays each week. Activities include swimming, table tennis, street dance and trampolining.

All children and students attend an Extended School Day on Wednesdays where they choose an activity and do it for the term. The vast majority of these are sport based and the school employs its own staff and external coaches for a range of activities including football, tennis, indoor climbing, sailing and cycling.

On Friday afternoons enrichment activities involve targeted groups of students from Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5 accessing a wide range of mainly sport based activities including sailing, climbing, boxing, mountain biking and using local gyms.

A wide range of residential visits take place including those which focus on Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. These include Mountain Biking weekends in Wales and spending a week at the Towers residential OAA Centre in Capel Curig.

Outdoor Adventure Summer Schools take place for Lower School (KS1 and 2) and Senior School (KS3 and 4) during the Summer Holidays and include skiing, high ropes courses, mountain biking, assault courses, fishing and paint-balling.

Sports Premium

Westcroft receives about £8300 Primary Sport Premium funding which is to increase participation, develop staff expertise, provide increased opportunities and improve quality of teaching and learning in PE and Sport for our Primary aged children.

Funding for 2016-17 is being used as follows:

Activity / Use of funding Cost Impact
Training and refresher training for two staff in Rebound Therapy £198 Improved opportunities for less able children in accessing trampoline based activities. Increased quality in Teaching and Learning
Training of TA as Level 1 Trampoline Coach £300 Increased opportunities for children from Westcroft and Berry Brook children to take part in lunchtime and after school clubs. Increase in physical activity
Training of Key Stage 1 and 2 staff in Balanceability and purchase of equipment £1400 Increased opportunities for children to access lunchtime and after school activities. Increase in number of children able to ride a bike or adapted bike. Improved co-ordination and balance skills
Payment to coaches to support Extended Day and Friday Enrichment programmes £1500 Wider range of activities on offer to KS1 and 2 children. Increased physical activity through tennis, football and Mixed Martial Arts sessions
Funding of sailing sessions at South Staffs Sailing Club £1200 Increased opportunities for outdoor learning, teamwork and problem solving for KS1 and 2 children
Development of Active Literacy Lessons

Funding to allow Literacy co-ordinator to attend one day course and for one day workshop (movement through story) based in school for all KS1 and 2 children

£650 Increased levels of physical activity in lessons; increased levels of engagement and concentration; improvements in learning
Training of Playmakers to lead KS1 and 2 activities at break times £400 Decreased number of behaviour referrals. Increased levels of physical activity
Funding of Indoor Climbing and caving sessions at Wolf Mountain £1500 Improved behaviour of classes involved (something to ‘aim’ for midweek!), increased activity levels and development of co-ordination. Promotion of local facilities accessible to children
Annual cost of Skills 2 Achieve resources £750 Improved ability to assess and record achievement in and through PE and Sport enabling increased progress through Physical, Thinking, Creative and Social aspects of learning
Stable Relationships – Developing personal skills and qualities through interaction with horses £600 Development of coping skills; working together; trust, responsibility and co-operation