Mead Vale Primary School has an important role to play in not just ensuring children sustain a healthy weight but also for supporting emotional and physical health, for its own sake and for the positive benefits it has on the ability of children to learn effectively.
The school understands and values the importance of physical activity and sport. The children are encouraged to undertake a range of sports and activities both within the Physical Education (PE) curriculum, at playtimes and also in extra-curricular activities.
The Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport have allocated ring-fenced funding to support the provision of PE and sport in schools. This has enabled Mead Vale Primary School full participation in Sainsbury’s School Games events. Take a look at our Sainsburys School Games webpage here.
The Sainsbury's School Games is a unique opportunity to motivate and inspire millions of young people across the country to take part in more competitive school sport.
The Games are made up of three levels of activity: competition in schools, between schools, and at a county/area level:
• Intra-school (Level 1) - sporting competition for all students in school through intra-school competition
• Inter-school (Level 2) - individuals and teams are selected to represent their schools in local inter-school competitions
• Sainsbury's School Games Festivals (Level 3) – the county/area will stage multi-sport Sainsbury's School Games Festivals as a culmination of year-round school sport competition
The Games are designed to build on the magic of 2012 to enable every school and child to participate in competitive sport, including meaningful opportunities for disabled youngsters.
Nationally and locally the Sainsbury's School Games is being delivered through partnerships. The national partnership is made up of:
- the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has overall policy leadership, supported by the Department for Education (DofE) and the Department of Health (DOH);
- Sport England, which is the Lottery distributor and are supporting the engagement of Sports Governing Bodies and County Sports Partnerships;
- the Youth Sport Trust, the landscape lead organisation for school sport, which has been commissioned by Sport England to provide development support to schools, sports and other local partners.
Over £128m of Lottery and Government funding is being invested to support the School Games. This includes: up to £35.5m Lottery funding from Sport England between 2010-15; £28.4m exchequer funding from the Department of Health and Sport England to fund 450 School Games Organisers (SGOs) and Change4Life Clubs; £65m exchequer funding from the DOE to release a PE teacher for one day a week in all secondary schools.
At a local level, the Sainsbury's School Games will be delivered by schools, clubs, county sports partnerships and other local partners. Local Organising Committees (LOCs) are being set up, chaired by Head Teachers, to oversee the county festivals. County sports partnerships have an important role to play in helping to stage the festivals.Due to the school being recognised with potentially a slightly higher than average number of children leaving school overweight, specialist clubs such as Change 4 Life, PE coaches and outside sport clubs are regularly seen in school to help counteract this issue. Children have access to quality teaching, whereas teaching staff have and continue to receive professional development in PE. This in turn has increased the number of free extra-curricular clubs that the school has been able to provide.
Our school PE Sporting values are:
And these are links to our outside sports providers: