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Sport

Welcome to Sport at Maple!

This is your insight into what we are doing in PE and School Sport in the 2017 / 2018 year…

In April 2013 the Government announced new funding for PE and sport. This PE allocated funding is intended to ‘…improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.’ (Ofsted, 2013)

The PE and Sport Premium Grant is allocated to each school and is dependent upon their number of pupils – Maple is lucky enough to receive £17,880 in the 17/18 academic year.

Schools determine their own spending; looking to improve the quality and breadth of PE / sport, looking to increase participation, encourage healthy lifestyles and the quality of PE and extra-curricular provision. See the attached PE and Sport Premium Funding document below for an exact breakdown of how we are spending this money.

At Maple we highly value PE and school sport, so have further supplemented the School Sport Premium Grant with school general budget and through fundraising from our amazing PTA team. These have / are enabling additional projects such as improved long jump facilities and outdoor gym equipment. These, in addition to our existing facilities, will help us to increase and improve our children’s physical participation and promote a lifelong habit of physical activity enjoyment.

Competition at Maple

Again this year Maple are looking to enter into as many events as possible. As always we are entering football and netball teams, District Sport athletics teams, indoor athletics teams, cross country teams, Quicksticks Hockey and a team into the Swimming Gala. However, with lots more opportunities open to us locally, we can look forward to entering many more intra and inter-school events!

Check out our sports noticeboard and Monday Messages for additional information on the forthcoming events and competitions.

‘Daily Mile’

‘All the children at Maple take part in ‘The Daily Mile’ initiative, using our purpose-built perimeter running track.  The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, mental, emotional and social health and wellbeing of the children, regardless of their age or personal circumstance.  It involves getting all the children outside in all weathers and moving every day.

Maple Primary is one of four schools in Hertfordshire to be featured in a short film about their ‘Daily Mile’ journeys:

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/thedailymile