We are a beacon school for Create Development and their “Real PE” programme. With their schemes of work and approach we have been able to tailor our teaching and learning to develop the “whole child” thus looking not only at their Physical skills but also their Cognitive, Social, Personal, Creative and knowledge of Health and Fitness- these are known as the “Cogs for Learning-Multi Abilities. Within each lesson we will always work to the 3 philosophies of Create Development which are: Creating personalized learning opportunities. Create a clear, shared learning journey and shifting responsibility to the learner.  Our partnership with Create Development we engage all children in PE, we are moving forward with the development of the assessment programme whereby we are able to monitor and assess each and every child and their long term development in Physical Education.


 Through our PE and Sport programmes we also offer vast choice of extracurricular school sport which counts towards hours that can be logged to the Children’s University. Sports include Netball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Athletics, Tennis and Badminton, Lacrosse, Boccia and New Age Kurling. All clubs are led by one of the coaches in the PE department. The majority of our clubs also have a link with a local club.


We value sporting competition very highly. Through our partnership with Slough Schools Sports Network we have access to nearly 30 sports competitions throughout the school year, these competitions are progressive for the winners, where they will compete in the Berkshire School Games against other schools from other School Networks. The coaching staff also organise competitions against other schools. All competitions are linked to one of the extracurricular clubs that we provide- so your child has an ideal platform in which to test their skills that they have learnt.


 “The government has committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. The dedicated fund goes directly to primary school head teachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils. A typical primary school with 250 primary aged pupils this year received £9,250, the equivalent of around two days a week of a primary teacher or a coach’s time – enough to make sure every pupil in the school can do sport with a specialist.”

Marish receives £11, 165 (based on £8,000 for school and £5 per pupil)


Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. This includes several initiatives we already provide at Marish, such as hiring specialist PE teachers/qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when teaching PE and paying for Professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport. Moreover we already commit a considerable amount of  time and money each year to running sport competitions, buying resources for PE and sport  and providing places for pupils in after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.


Not only have we joined the Slough School Sport Network (SSSN) as usual but our staff are involved in the delivery of the core offer. This provides support for Slough schools including professional development for teachers and supporting resources such as schemes of work and assessment tools; entry into all School Games and SSSN competitions and associated costs. For this we pay a total of £5657 annually and will use our remaining sports premium monies of £5508 to contribute towards the salary of our team of six PE Coaches and Assistants, who work Trust-wide led by our Executive Leads of PE Gary Meakin and Brendan Rossiter.


 Mindful of the latest Ofsted guidance we will implement fully our ‘Create Development’ PE and personal development scheme. This has an associated ‘Assessment Programme’ and a linked Junior and Sports Leadership programme which has already had a proven impact on participation rates, self-esteem, attendance and attainment. For example, all children at Marish contribute to PE lessons and very few forget their kit! We pride ourselves on looking beyond the obvious and set our own achievement targets such as ‘every child a swimmer’ and aiming to prevent childhood obesity. We will continue to monitor impact across the school, evidenced through lesson observation and analysis of relevant attainment and attendance data. Moreover we will continue to broaden the range of sports children experience and improve inclusion for all in PE as well as further developing our extensive range of enrichment through the Children’s University (before and after school and lunch time) sport activities. Within the school day we are able to provide an increasingly extensive range of sport competitions and the specialist expertise we now have in-house ensures our future success as well as enhanced participation levels and outcomes.

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