Physical education at Bradley Barton Primary School -lead by Miss Reid
Physical education is a core component in the health and welfare of our children at Bradley Barton. Our physical education curriculum provides the children with several opportunities to try something new. We encourage our children to actively participate in all sports and therefore our emphasis is placed on participation where all children are given the opportunity to succeed at every level.
The children at Bradley Barton participate in outdoor and indoor PE sessions. We offer the children two hours of Physical Education each week. All children take part in a full range of sporting activities throughout the academic year. These include a wide range of team sports such as TAG rugby, football, netball, hockey, cricket, Dartmoor 3 ball and handball. Individual sports include athletics, badminton, tennis, gymnastics and cross country. Children also participate in swimming lessons at the local swimming pool.
We encourage children to have full physical education kit in school every day. This consists of a plain white t-shirt, plain navy shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers with a suitable tread. During winter, children are encouraged to wear extra layers (jumpers).
Staff professional development
We use some of our Physical Education funding to employ a Sports coach. The sports coach is highly skilled and experienced in supporting staff in delivering high quality P.E lessons. This role includes working alongside staff to team teach, model good practice, provide guidance and mentoring. Also, as part of our school partnership package, we are able to access the expertise of Newton Abbot College to work alongside and support staff to enhance PE provision within our school.
At Bradley Barton we have a wide range of extracurricular clubs running after school. Clubs run by teachers are free; however there is a fee for clubs run by outside providers. We aim to consistently provide after school opportunities for the children that will extend their experiences at school.
The South Dartmoor Schools Partnership.
The school benefits greatly from buying into the partnership every year. It allows us to collaborate with our local learning community and provides numerous opportunities for development of our PE provision. Throughout the academic year, it provides the school with professional development opportunities for staff such as training courses and in school support from primary and secondary lead teachers from local schools. The partnership consistently provide specialist advice and support.
Sports competitions, tournaments and festivals
As mentioned, we use some of our sports funding to buy into the South Dartmoor Schools Sports Partnership. Every year, the partnership provides us with numerous local learning community festivals and competitions to participate in. These are accessed by a significant number of children ranging from a team event competition to a whole class festival. We also participate in our local learning community netball and football leagues.
Gifted and Talented provision
At Bradley Barton we are extremely proud of our children’s achievements and success in PE both in and out of school. Through our links with the local secondary schools, we are able to identify children who are Gifted and Talented in this area of the curriculum and offer them extra provision. Alongside this, children who are identified as Gifted and Talented are encouraged to access specialist provision outside of school.
School Games Mark
Super news! Bradley Barton Primary has achieved PLATINUM AWARD for PE in 2017/2018. Bradley Barton also achieved GOLD in 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE, sport and competition across their school.
We are extremely pleased with our award and look forward to another super year of sport!