IMG_7709We have lots of sporting opportunities here at Listerdale, including clubs before and after-school, competitions between schools locally and further afield, A wide range of sports within the curriculum, a Healthy Schools award and expert sports teachers working with our teaching staff to ensure that the sport delivered here is the very best it can be.  We are very proud of our sports-stars and not a week goes by without some sort of celebration or competition.

Each school in England receives a yearly grant from the DfE to enhance sport in school.  The main aim of this decision by the DfE is to ensure that the sporting opportunities are promoted fully in school and that impact is sustainable.  

What does the Sport Premium mean for Listerdale Primary School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

At Listerdale Primary School our commitment to high quality Physical Education is shown through our PE strategy in which all children have 2 hours of PE taught be specialist PE teachers. Our funding is being used on two key areas initially, as recommended in feedback from parents –  physical education and increased participation in competitive sporting opportunities. 

Physical Education:

Raising standards of all our children in Physical Education



Broad and balanced curriculum. All children access 2 hours of PE taught by PE specialists. Staff delivering high quality PE lessons. High levels of engagement by children who are challenged and have fun in structured, high quality PE.
Ongoing staff development to ensure delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum. Staff access CPD opportunities provided by ACET and Wickersley Sports College,and have further increased skill and understanding of different elements of Physical Education.
Links with local schools for inclusive PE lessons and festivals Focussed drive on the 4 areas of assessed PE , children making rapid progress in social aspects of PE, impacting on whole school behaviour.
Development of new PE focus for assessment of learning Children becoming more independent learners who are self-aware of their successes and areas for development.

This is in addition to the school-led sports clubs, those led by Live and Learn Sports and other partners, and the inter-school family and partnership competitions, in which Listerdale has 100% participation.


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