At Otford Primary School, we believe that PE is a hugely important part of the curriculum and aim to encourage a lifetime love of sport in our children.
We recognise all the benefits that high quality PE provision can bring, including:
physical: e.g. developing a healthy and active lifestyle, improving physical strength and skills;
social: e.g. responsibility, leadership, teamwork, communication, the importance of fair play, respect for others;
emotional: e.g. enjoyment, perseverance, raising self-esteem, confidence, learning to cope with success and defeat; and
academic: raising attendance and attainment, improving concentration, decision-making and analysis.
We have recently been awarded the Silver Kitemark Award which reflects the pride we take in offering children as many opportunities as possible to get involved in sport, both during and after school. We endeavour to provide maximum opportunities for children to participate in competition, both internally through staff-led house competitions and pupil-led competitions and externally through Kent School Games and the Knole Sports Partnership. We are now working towards the Gold Kitemark Award.
Through a combination of staff, outside agencies and specialist coaches, we offer a wide range of extracurricular clubs including:
Get Active Early (before school club)
Multi - sports club (incl rugby, dodgeball, basketball etc)
Multi - skills club
Government funding has also enabled us to employ the services of Active Primary Sports whose specialists have helped us develop an exciting new curriculum map and, equally importantly, provide training for teachers to enable them to become more confident in the delivery of day-to-day aspects of PE. This will ultimately impact the children through higher quality, sustainable PE teaching and ensure our offer to all children is fun, active and engaging.