PE and School Sport at Cotton End Primary School
Here at Cotton End, we are committed to providing high quality, enjoyable and challenging PE lessons. Specialist staff from Premier Sport teach all year groups from Year 1 to year 6; curriculum content is planned in conjunction with staff.
A different unit is taught each term to provide our children with a diverse range of sports, and encourage them to try new skills and gain confidence with new activities. A strong emphasis is placed upon team work and co-operation, thus fitting in with our strong emphasis on values education. Some of these units include: tag rugby, multi-skills, dance, gymnastics, tennis, archery and athletics.
As a school, each year we enter all of the school games competitions, run by the Bedford and Kempston School Sports Partnership. These hold a competitive element.
We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities; ranging from dance club, gymnastics club, football club and athletics club.
We look forward to future sporting challenges and will continue to engage and challenge all of our children. London 2012 was an inspiration to us all, and we pledge to nurture talents and encourage happy, healthy lifestyles.
Our vision is that all pupils at Cotton End Primary experience excellent physical education (PE), school sport and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation. This strategy will aim to:
Improve health and well being, leading to prolonged Physical Literacy
Provide high quality opportunities and outcomes
Assist each individual to be the best they can be
Encourage community involvement and responsibility
Promote lifelong learning, active participation and competition
Raise achievement and support excellence.
Create a lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
PE and sport have an important role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap. Research has shown how placing PE and sport at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum can improve attendance, behaviour and attainment. PE and sport build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills.
The School Sports Partnership (SSP) have devised a set of sporting values that permeate teaching and learning, both in lessons and in after school/lunchtime clubs.
The values are:
Sports Grant expenditure
Please click below for information about Cotton End’s Sports Grant expenditure and action plan for 2022-2023: