How we raise the profile of physical activity How we raise the profile of PE and sport for whole school improvement: Collapsed Curriculum Planned one off and regular themed events are an effective way of engaging large numbers of children and raising awareness of the benefits of being active and involved in sport. Events are organised with school staff and highlighted on the school calendar and promoted to parents. These can be linked into national initiatives including World Book Day, Anti-Bullying Week, World Maths Day and Walk to School Week. Assemblies Representing the only Professional Football Club in East Yorkshire is an opportunity to inspire children. Hull City Football Club have experienced incredible success; therefore it is right to promote the values required to achieve ambitious goals e.g. healthy lifestyles, sportsmanship, teamwork, attitudes, respect and responsibility. Targeted Interventions 6-week programme which can be tailored to meet the needs of a small group of individuals, aimed at improving their confidence, engagement or attainment Cross-Curricular Support The science behind PE and sport links to other subjects. Sport is also useful for engaging children in other subjects. Classroom support is available for teachers, with our staff acting as role models for 6 weeks inspiring pupils to engage in English or Maths. This can also be done through a 6 week Reading Stars programme for a targeted group. Leadership/Social Action Children can be a real influence on their peers and local community. A 6 week course for Year 5-6 pupils, which can be aimed at improving the children’s leadership qualities, environmental understanding or health and wellbeing. PSHE Sport can be used as a great engagement tool to learn life lessons, our 6 week programme offers the following topics, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect, Responsibility and an awards session at the end. Awards Success in sport and/or gaining respect on and off the pitch depends on your actions and attitude. Our STARR values i.e., sportsmanship, teamwork, attitudes, respect and responsibility encourage positive behaviour and our awards recognise worthy role models within school. How we increase participation in competitive sport: Intra-School Participation in competitive sport has many benefits for children, giving them important life skills such as resilience, teamwork, communication and sportsmanship. A variety of intra-school events provides opportunities for most pupils to experience winning and losing. Inter-School Children gain a sense of pride when asked to represent their school. Competitors also feel better about themselves knowing that they are supported by other pupils, teachers and their family. Providing children of all ages and abilities with an opportunity widens the impact. How we increase confidence, knowledge and skills of staff teaching PE and sport: Team Teaching Our PE Specialists come with a wealth of knowledge relating to sport and fitness. They also understand the PE curriculum, assessment criteria and Ofsted expectations. A team teaching method to suit the individuals involved can be highly effective for all learners i.e., teachers, coaches and pupils. Teacher Training Teacher training workshops allow for an in-depth focus at various subject matters e.g. invasion games, inclusive PE, what outstanding PE looks like, assessments and differentiation. These are often supported by subject specialists from our partner schools.