Last year, for the fourth year running, we achieved the Gold Kite Mark for our commitment to high quality PE Provision and aim to achieve the Platinum Kite Mark in 2019-20. In 2017-18, we also achieved the Infant School Gold Sports Mark for the first time applying.
What do we offer?
Sports Premium 2020-21
We employ a specialist PE teacher (Sue Gardiner) one day per week to work alongside teaching staff during PE lessons. This provision aims to deepen understanding and confidence in the teaching of PE across all primary age classes.
Alongside this specialist teaching, help and support is given to organise and run intra and inter school sporting competitions. We participate regularly in competitions at local cluster events (Level 2 competitions) throughout the year. We have achieved the Gold Kite Mark for the last five academic years for our commitment to high quality PE Provision. Please visit Red Barn’s page at www.yourschoolgames.com for past and upcoming competition information!
We have ‘Gifted and Talented’ coaching sessions providing enrichment activities for our high attaining pupils in Gymnastics and Games. These sessions are led by Sue Gardiner on a termly basis.
Alongside the PE leader, Sue Gardiner supports the running of the Sports Crew – a team of children in Year 5 and 6 with various roles aimed at supporting and promoting sporting activities within the school.
Each year, the Sports Crew discuss a variety of diverse sports that Red Barn pupils would like to participate in such as Sitting Volleyball, delivered by the Team GB coach and New Age Kurling, delivered by the Sports Crew.
In 2019, the Sports Crew organised a Sports Week in the summer term to introduce pupils to local sports clubs. These varied from Wheelchair Basketball to American Football and we will continue with our Sports Week in the future.
This year we have re-introduced The Daily Mile, a whole school initiative aimed at raising health and fitness – making full use of our new, all-weather 400-metre running track.
In November 2018, all teaching staff embarked on Outdoor Leader Training, which provided advice, guidance and approval for off-site and adventurous activities. This has promoted opportunities for the school to deliver a variety of outdoor and adventurous activities within the school grounds.
Year 2 to Year 6 attend weekly timetabled swimming sessions at Fareham Leisure Centre in the spring term. We have six qualified swimming instructors in our staff team who run these classes.
Mr Bater and Mr Milburn are FA level one qualified football coaches and deliver a weekly football club in the spring or summer term.
Change 4 Life Club – Mr Milburn, Mrs Loveless and Mrs Newport run a free Change 4 Life club on Wednesdays (3.30pm-4.30pm) that is open to Years 1-6.
We are highly committed to providing our children with high quality PE lessons as well as opportunities to challenge themselves throughout the year in a variety of physical activities.