At Byron Wood Academy we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
At Byron Wood we are mainly using the £10,000 to pay for a specialist coach, Andrew Noble, from the Arches School Sport Partnership to work alongside our teachers to improve their teaching of P.E. He will also deliver training to the whole staff and run after school clubs. School has also invested in new equipment to enable teachers to deliver high quality lessons.
The school is fortunate to have excellent grounds and a good size hall in which to enjoy our PE and sport, which is a strength of the school, both as part of the curriculum and in extended learning opportunities. The children have many opportunities to learn new physical skills and games and to take part in sports festivals and also competitive sport. Byron Wood Academy is an active member of the Arches School Sport Partnership and Sheffield Federation for School Sport collaborating with some of our local schools enjoying competitions together. The school has competed in athletics, netball, basketball, football, dance, handball, orienteering, tag rugby, swimming and cricket.
In July 2016 Byron Wood were awarded the School Games Silver Kite mark, in recognition of the school’s commitment to PE and sport and improving on its previous bronze award. Our school has enhanced provision as a direct result of the Government PE and Sport additional funding grant. More information can be found on our Sports Premium section here