PE and Sport at Raynville
Raynville is committed to high quality sports provision. As well as Government Grant monies, we devote additional school funds to this area of the curriculum in order to ensure that our children receive a really good Physical Education and get lots of opportunity.
We are very proud that 100% of our year 6 pupils represented the school in an external sporting event last year.
We takeour children swimming twice a week in focussed swimming groups and as a result -
Clubs are run by staff and outside providers. Most of these are run at no cost to parents. Extra curricular sports clubs include:
Girls Sport, Boys sport, Rhinos Dance, Cheerleading, Football, Pro Fit GymSports Teaching
Our PE & Sports Co-ordinator, Mr Keating, holds many coaching qualifications. He shares his enthusiasm and knowledge with staff, ensuring that provision across school is of a high standard. In addition we have specialist teaching from a member of our HLTA staff. Currently we are training 2 additional members of the support staff team to teach effective, quality PE, as we want to offer the children the best possible experiences whilst they are with us at Raynville. The local High School, Leeds West Academy, works in partnership with us to deliver this training.
As well as two lessons of PE each week, provision of quality resources ensure that break times are exciting and highly active. Since the leasing of the school minibus we have been able to provide intensive, additional swimming lessons for those children in Upper Key Stage 2 who are non swimmers.
We have 2 sports halls and a large multi-sports area which includes an artificial all-weather grass pitch for ball skills and a 4 lane running track around the outside. A multi skills area completes the large playground, making it a fabulous resource for PE lessons. In addition we have 2 playgrounds for our Foundation children and a Key Stage 1 playground and field. Our Pupil Playground Committee were responsible for planning then tendering with companies to develop two other outside spaces, in order to further extend the pupils’ choice of activities. As a result of this work we have an extremely popular climbing facility in place now.
Links with other schools & Inter-School Competition
The purchase of a school mini-bus has meant that we can now involve our children in as many competitions as possible. We believe this is important not only for the development of sporting skills but to help boost confidence, raise self-esteem and generate the pride that comes with representing your school. We have strong ties with the local professional rugby organisations and compete in their tag rugby events throughout the year.
We have employed the services of a member of the PE staff from Leeds West Academy, our local High School, to work with our children in Year 6 for an afternoon a week. His involvement is a big boost to our transition programme as well as enabling the children to experience alternative sports (eg the climbing wall, gym equipment). This has also supported staff professional development.
Our participation in sports events/competitions off-site in the last academic year have included:
Football, Netball, Triathlon, Wake up Shake up, Disability Sports, Sports Hall Athletics, Tag Rugby, Tennis, Cross Country, Netball, Big Dance and the Rugby World Cup, Table Tennis, Cricket, Rounders, Tri Golf, The Bramley Olympics, Rainbow Club, Cricket in the Classroom, Girls Sports Culb.
Government Sports Grant
The introduction of the Sports Grant which began in 2013 and benefits school by approximately £9000 a year, has made a significant contribution to the difference we have been able to make to the facilities and quality of provision that we have been able to offer at Raynville.
Since 2013 overall participation in sport and activity has increased. Our pupils are now taking part in and achieving greater success in many more inter-school competitions and tournaments.
Parents are attending in greater numbers when we have sporting occasions and many are making use of the improved playground facilities with their children, after school has finished at 3.15pm. Please refer to the separate documents for a detailed breakdown of how we have spent this money.