Our vision …
To promote lifelong values in health and physical activity by providing enjoyable opportunities for all young people to participate in quality curriculum PE and school sport, whilst improving their self confidence therefore allowing them to achieve their potential in all aspects of school and community life
Wow what an amazing sporting year we have had with six trophies to show off. Our Year 4 girls won the Leeds Cross Country Competition, Our Year 6 girls football team were runners up in this year's Leeds City Football Tournament. 54 teams took part and it was a nail biting final. Our Year 5 rugby team won this year's under tens rugby league Burton Cup final. Our Year 6 rugby team then won the Burton Cup final for the under elevens! A Highfield double and the first time we have won the trophy since 1966.
July 2016 - Congratulations to everyone. We have been awarded the School Games gold Award in recognition of all our participation in competitions and our extra curricular provision.
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to improve provision of physical education (PE), sport and physical activity in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to all primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools.
In 2013 - 2014 we were awarded £9860 (£6179 – until April 2014 and then £3681 from April to October 2014)
At Highfield School we have identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance through the use of Sport Premium funding, in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity. As a result of the Sport Premium Highfield has a dedicated PE learning team to ensure PE and school sport has a high profile and makes a significant whole school impact.
Our identified priorities for 2013/14 were:
- All teachers to have access to high quality CPD (continued professional development) for increased skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in gymnastics, dance and games.Each year group to have new PE units planned focussing on high quality PE and School Sport. (£3000)
- Basket Ball coaching for children in years 3 4 and 5 (£1200)
- Increase participation in intra and inter-school competition. (staff cover costs – (£400)
- New playground markings/ sports equipment/football posts to increase physical activity at play and lunchtimes for all pupils (£4000)
- Membership of the local partnership – Active Schools Leeds and membership of the Youth Sports Trust to develop competition participation and staff CPD. – (£1000)
- New scheme of work Real PE and Val Sabin - £2000
- New PE equipment including new gym mats - £1667
- Training for staff including cover and courses - £3000
- Leeds Sevice Level Agreement - £1000
- SEND PE equipment - £400
- Physical challenge and team building equipment £200
- New equipment fop the new scheme of work £500
- Coaching activities - £800
- Table tennis table - £500
For 2015/16 we have been awarded: £9690 Our identified priorities are:
- Active schools service level agreement
- Maintenance and repairs to all gym equipment
- Leeds Rugby Foundation Services workshop
- Outdoor PE equipment
- Training course and supply cover (Reception PE)
- Skipping tournament costs
- Outdoor PE and Games storage and equipment
- Cover for teachers to lead extra curricular football and netball coaching
- New hall gymnastics equipment and climbing frame contribuion
For 2016/15 we have been provisionally been awarded: £8000. Our identified priorities are
- Upgrade school Trim Trail
- Final contribution towards climbing frame for new hall extension
- SLA Active schools
- Maintenance and repairs of all gym equipment
- Cover for staff to run netbal and football teams and training
PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Highfield School and two, hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
At Key Stage one children experience dance, games, athletics and gymnastics. At Key Stage two in addition to those taught earlier, pupils also have lessons in swimming and outdoor/adventurous activities. For the whole of Year 4 children attend weekly swimming lessons where they are taught by trained instructors. The programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique.
In gymnastics children use the large apparatus which enables them to develop their gross motor skills (climbing, jumping, balance etc). Games lessons involving the use of small apparatus (bats, balls, skipping ropes etc) develop the children's fine motor skills, such as catching, throwing and hand/eye co-ordination. A wide variety of sports and team games are taught allowing children to apply the basic skills of attacking and defending in competitive games. Dance is often taught with a cross curricular approach and has a high profile in annual year group performances giving children opportunities to perform their movement patterns and compositions.
External coaches have also been used to support the teaching and learning of sports such as basketball, cricket and golf.
During years 4 and 6 children also participate in extensive outdoor/adventurous activities as part of the residential trips toRobinHoodsBayand Marrick Priory.
As a school we participate in many inter school sporting competitions and festivals including swimming, gymnastics, football, netball, cross country, rounders and tennis.
Out of School Hours Learning
The school also runs a wide variety of afterschool sports clubs, some of which are led by teachers and coaches from local clubs. These include football, gymnastics, netball, dance, basketball and Tae Kwando.