primary school sport

Wesport works with 345 primary schools across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) to support them in developing high quality PE and school sports provision to enable children to develop good physical literacy skills and lead a healthy, active life. We are funded by Sport England to ensure all primary schools are spending the PE & Sports Premium funding effectively to create sustainable opportunities that will benefit pupils in years to come.

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what support can we offer?

Our dedicated Project Officer, Alice Miller, is committed to helping as many schools as possible through a range of different support mechanisms. If you would like to find out more about any of the opportunities listed below please email alice.miller@wesport.org.uk or call 0117 328 6257. Please visit the other pages in this section for more information about the Primary Sports Premium and other advice.

  • PE Co-ordinator networking opportunities
  • Providing 1:1 support to individual schools around the expenditure of the Sports Premium
  • Annual PE conference
  • Organisation of teacher CPD courses
  • Advice in developing competitive sport through the School Games programme
  • Advice around linking physical activity/sport to health initiatives
  • Help developing links with local sports clubs - click here for a list of suggested clubs

 

why should schools invest in pe and sport?

It is fundamental for children aged 5-11 to participate in regular physical activity, not only to help them to develop important skills and physical literacy, but to give them an understanding of the importance of leading a healthy life. We encourage schools to expose children to a wide variety of sports and activities to help them make informed decisions about continuing participation as they grow older.

Integrating physical activity across your school can contribute to whole school achievement by having the following impacts on children:

  • Improved mental wellbeing and self-esteem
  • Better concentration and behaviour in class
  • Helps children feel part of a team
  • Provides the opportunity to develop resilience and independent learning skills
  • Enhanced social development and learning key life skills
  • Integrating physical activity across the curriculum can help build enthusiasm in learning