Sport and PE at Dame Janet
At Dame Janet P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum. We believe that the subject, delivered by staff passionate about sport, inspires our children to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through P.E. lessons, lunchtime activities or extra-curricular clubs. We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.
Above all we believe that sport should be fun which will encourage our children into a future of enjoying a physically active lifestyle, striving to be the best they can be.
Our roles and responsibilities…
Our role as a sports captain is to support the teachers in PE lessons, showing the right supportive attitude to our peers. We must set the right example as far as clothing and attitude in lessons and clubs. We also work with lower classes to lead groups of children in their PE lessons. During sports days we are an invaluable asset to the staff, we help and organise our peers and younger children.
The Thanet Primary Association for School Sport, or 'Thanet Passport' as it is more popularly known, helps organise and supports all primary school sports festivals and competitions across the District and the figures are impressive.
Since its formation 7 years ago, Thanet Passport now has annual participation figures of more than 9000.
Over 4000 pupils a year, that's a third of children attending primary school in the Thanet District, have taken part in at least one of the 70 Passport events and festivals.
25 sports are currently on their calendar - American football, athletics, basketball, cricket, cross country, dance, dodgeball, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, netball, orienteering, rounders, rugby league, rugby union, skipping, speed stacking, squash, swimming, table tennis and tennis. New sports are being introduced all the time with others in the pipeline, such as volleyball, sailing and archery.
For more information please visit http://www.thanetpassport.org.uk/
The PE and Sport Premium was established to provide primary schools with funding (doubled per year in 2017) for additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, physical activity and sport.
It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.
Schools are expected to use the funding to show additional and sustainable improvement in: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles; raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement; increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport; broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils and increased participation in competitive sport.