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 Silver award.
Our school takes part in the Active 15 challenge, we run sporting activities during break times led by the staff and sports leaders. The children choose the activities each term.
We have a daily mile track and children are encouraged to run/walk around the track each day and work to beat their best time.
Our playground has lots of equipment to help develop the children’s fitness.
Mr Storey a qualified sports coach delivers PE lessons to classes in addition to teachers. We also offer a range of after school sporting clubs such as soft play; multiskills; sports club; football and dance.
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 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. This year we have introduced mini Sports Leaders who deliver sporting activities to the Foundation Stage children and will be able to carry on the good work when the current sports leaders move on.
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.
Each year we work with the Durham and Chester-Le-Street School Sport Partnership and through this our children get to take part in a range of events and activities such as – Year 5/6 football league; Girls football league; Tri golf tournament’ Gifted and Talented Year 5 and 6 programme; Triathalon; Mini Football; Mixed football league; Dance festival, Tag rugby, go ride cycling competition; Mini Tennis; KS1 multiskills; Girls Cricket; Athletics; High Five Netball; Quadkids; Reception sports festival and a Cricket festival.
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.
In addition to working with the school sports partnership we organise lots of enrichment activities in sport for our children such as Wheelchair Basketball; Zumba; Cycling day; Balance Bike Day; Hoopstarz days; Celidh; Judo; Cricket, Den building, Forest Schools and Aerobics.
Every year we hold a sports week and spend the week learning about healthy living and taking part in a range of sporting activities.