Sport and Sports Premium
PE Vision Statement
As part of a coastal county as well as one with a strong sporting heritage, St Keverne School engages all pupils in adventurous, cultural, creative and traditional sporting opportunities. Our PE curriculum covers 12 sporting disciplines each year and extends these pathways with extra curricula clubs, community links and competition pathways.
Our KS2 PE curriculum offers in excess of two hours of PE each week and KS1 complete two hours. Pupils engage in blocks of sailing, swimming, dance, gym, team and individual sports as well as offsite enrichment days and school camp. We focus on developing enjoyment and confidence through enabling pupils to recognise and celebrate their achievements and encourage their appetite for new challenges. We develop fundamental skills to transfer between sports and nurture valuable life skills in working successfully towards personal goals, group work and leadership responsibilities. A combination of these key beliefs, an enthusiastic staff team, a PE specialist and a county full of opportunity ensures the school offer sporting pathways for every pupil to take on into the future.
Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 take part in weekly sailing run by the "HRCST" (Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust), in the summer term and first half of the autumn term. We are very fortunate that our children are able to take part in this fantastic learning opportunity.
Learning to swim is essential for our children, living near the coast and spending so much of their leisure time on the beach and in boats. Swimming for the whole school takes place in the summer term and first half of the autumn term. All pupils work for the STA Watermanship and Distance Awards. These awards give them a great sense of achievement and confidence. We swim at our local leisure centre in Helston.
Curriculum PE sessions are held twice a week with our PE Specialist and the class teachers.
As a result of Sports Premium funding children at St Keverne have had access to a wider range of after-school Sports Clubs throughout the year. These have been mainly, though not exclusively, organised by Mr Studd – our PE teacher. St Keverne have represented their schools at local cross country competitions and recently won the local netball tournament. We have also been able to extend our range of sporting resources – additional netball and football equipment, for instance – and Mr Studd has also supported members of the St Keverne staff team in developing their own PE teaching skills.
Please see the links below for our current Sports Premium Statement and information from the previous year.
All our junior students are invited to join us on our annual school camps. We offer a lower Ks2 & upper Ks2 camp.
In 2019, both camps took place at BF Adventure near Penryn; a provider with whom we have a lot of history and who always do an outstanding job for us.
We are hoping that this year (2021), the year 3 and 4 camp will involve a one night stay during the week beginning the 7th June, followed by a 2 night stay during the week beginning 14th June for the year 5 and 6 camp.
Camp is always a fun and exciting opportunity for our students to learn some great skills; develop their independence and resilience and most importantly have fun with their teachers outside of the classroom.