In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE) and sport to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at School, for two years.
PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of Canonbury Primary School and two sessions per week are dedicated to physical activity
Following on from the legacy of the 2012 Olympics, we endeavour to maintain those key values of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Equality, Courage and Inspiration.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and to manage both winning and losing. For this reason competition is a valued part of life at Canonbury.
The Government provides extra funding called the Sports Premium to support schools in improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
We are using the Sports Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
Employing Team Kickstart, specialist PE coaches, to lead high quality sports lessons for all pupils every week
Buying into the Islington Sport Partnership for external support, coaching and staff training
Participating regularly in sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages.
Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs. (Canonbury has an extensive range of after school sports clubs available; see the Extended Services page).
Supporting midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
Establishing, sustainable partnerships with Arsenal Football club.
Developing inter-house sports competitions within school for pupils of all ages.
Subsidising swimming instruction to allow pupils from Y3 to have swimming lessons all year round.
Developing young sports leaders in Key Stage 2.
Purchasing specialist equipment to develop a non-traditional activity – such as Crazy Catch- in order to generate an inclusive attitude towards sport.