At Nicol Mere, we pride ourselves on the high quality of Physical Education within school and our commitment to ensuring that children are given many opportunities to participate in competitive sporting experiences. We endeavor to use our substantial Primary PE and Sports Premium Funding effectively to achieve sustainable improvements for the future of our pupils.
In July 2017, we were awarded the ‘Gold Standard Schools Games Mark’ as recognition for our commitment to, and the development of competition, school sport, physical education and physical activity – thus demonstrating effective use of previous Sports Premium Funding.
We aim to raise pupil’s achievements and promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through participating in high level physical activity, both within and outside of the curriculum. PE lessons are taught by both class teachers and a highly qualified sports coach. After school sports clubs and/or lunchtime sports clubs are available daily free of charge: last academic year, 135 children attended at least one extra-curricular sports club free of charge.
Children are given lots of opportunities to participate in intra and inter school competitions and we actually organise and host interschool sports at our school. Sporting success stories are regularly shared on our school Facebook page, newsletters and during our weekly celebration assemblies. We encourage our pupils to join local sports teams, and we have built up successful links with local amateur clubs – we endeavor to instill a lifelong love of sport and physical activity!