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Greenmount Community Primary School has a strong sports ethos and has achieved the Platinum Schools Games Mark this year!
We are determined to provide a stimulating, caring and safe environment for all of our children and their families, for our staff, volunteers and governors. We strive to offer a wide range of opportunities to support and challenge the learning community at Greenmount to persevere, achieve success and develop skills and attributes to live full and rewarding lives. Sport is always an excellent vehicle to achieve this, of which the Sports Premium Funding helps us to further develop. The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. The Platinum Award was launched earlier this year as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision. As part of the extended application the eligible candidates, who had achieved five successive gold awards, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their School Games Organiser (SGO).
As a school, we also pride ourselves on our after-school provisions, which are often over-subscribed. There is a sports club held every evening in the week for years 3-6 and our clubs change every half-term (click here to see the current selection). Children are encouraged to re-apply each half-term so that every child has the opportunity to attend at least one club per half-term. The school employs specialist coaches to deliver some sports clubs, but also encourages staff to run clubs. There is an increasingly well-stocked PE store and we aim to add new equipment each half-term to enhance the range of physical activities we can offer as additional and sustainable provision.
Greenmount tries to enter as many of the school games competitive opportunities as possible and strives to ensure that by the time they have reached Year 6, every child will have represented the school in sport. We also host many of the pathway and development events in support of the school games.
Our school has also accessed external National Governing Bodies (NGB) opportunities with the FA, ECB and the LTA. This has led to several club links providing children with sports opportunities outside of school which has helped to develop our teams and brought success.
Although we have adopted a multi-skills approach to delivering our PE curriculum and have a developmental ethos to sport, having successful teams has helped to raise the profile of PE both within the school and with parents.
The school has represented the IOW at the level 3 Hampshire School games in Tag Rugby, Basketball and Tri Golf and are currently U11 Year 5 & 6 Island champions in Tag Rugby and Tri golf. We aim to have a varied and full PE curriculum to develop not only sports talent but also team work, resilience and the wider key skills of problem solving, communication and working with others. PE supports social and emotional development initiatives and there is a strong sports leadership programme in upper KS2.
Greenmount does not only focus on the main stream sports; we also draw inspiration from the Invictus Games and Disability Sports and offer lessons in these activities to raise awareness, empathy and support. One of the most popular sports for an after school club recently chosen in a poll conducted by our sports ambassadors was Goalball.
Sport and PE has never been stronger at Greenmount Primary School but we are always striving to develop and improve upon our offer to our children. We embrace new ideas and initiatives and are currently exploring how to implement the 30/30 physical activity scheme within our school day.