St Michael’s are a school who show a strong commitment to delivering high quality PE & School Sport which can be reflected by their achievement of the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze award.
The school have also been involved in both the SSP Year 5 & Year 6 Gifted & Talented Programmes, providing opportunities for their students showing sporting talent to develop their cognitive, social, physical, personal and emotive skills.
Mr Storey leads PE in school and delivers PE lessons to classes in addition to some teachers.
St Michael’s have also developed an effective student sports leadership workforce in the form of their Sports Leaders. The Sports Leaders initially receive training from SSP staff and Mr Storey around the skills/qualities of a good leader ; and are then utilised by school staff to assist with PE and Sport related tasks such as officiating at inter school competitions/assisting the PE Co-ordinator with the Sports Leader notice board/running fun games at breaks and lunchtimes etc.
The impact of the schools dedication to utilising the Sport Premium funding to increase the quality and quantity of school sport can perhaps be demonstrated by the sporting success the school has achieved.
Last year through working with the Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership our pupils entered 16 competitions, which led to lots of children participating, often more than once with a combined total of 305 participants.