Overview

At Windmill Academy we believe in providing a broad range of PE and Sport that will change young lives for the better and develops a healthy active lifestyle.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
 
Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives. By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Please see the knowledge and skills organiser for PE below which demonstrates the progression through the year groups. It includes regular opportunities to revisit prior learning and build upon this.
 
At Windmill Hill Academy, we use the Rising Stars ‘Champions’ programme to support the delivery of the majority of our PE concepts.
 
Please refer to our PE and School Sport Action Plan for additional information for how the sports premium is being spent and for additional enrichments/opportunities for pupils.
 
At Windmill Hill Academy, we have many PE and Sport opportunities and this year will see us continue to work hard at improving our provision; which children will be given every chance to be a part of. We believe that PE and Sport is important to the school and will look at giving children as much time as possible to be active. During playtime and lunchtime, equipment is provided and there will be chance to take part in an inter school league. There will also be a local league in both football and netball as well as our continued involvement at Callington. Swimming will also be provided for years 2 - 5 with each class receiving lessons for 10 sessions. 

There is a variety of sports running on a weekly basis which include:

Football, Netball, Cross country and Green Mat Bowls for key stage two. 

There are opportunities for children to participate in dance and gymnastics at Launceston College and once again Y11 PE students will be running a competitive afternoon for all children in KS2 later in the year.

As stated above, we will have school football, netball, hockey, cricket and cross country teams this year which will compete in a range of inter school events.
 
 
Primary School Sport Premium
 
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil. Our school receives around £17,500 per school year.
 
Our focus this year has been on improving the staff confidence in teaching outdoor education and competitive games. This has been through the purchase of equipment and coaches to support the staff in building confidence. The funding has also been used to offer a week of extra swimming lessons to support non-swimmers from lower key stage 2. We are SLA members of the Sports Partnership ARENA, which has provided ongoing professional development. Our sports partnership with Launceston College has given pupils opportunities to attend festivals and tournaments with other local schools


Health and Wellbeing

For information on Cornwall Healthy Schools, visit the website which is www.cornwallhealthyschools.org