Castleford Park Junior Academy
We are lucky to have a Sports Council in school. Children are elected from Years 3,4,5 and 6 to take part at the start of each academic year. The Council are in charge of promoting PE and sport in school, increasing participation in sport at lunchtimes and playtimes, sorting out the teams for competitions during the year and holding intra-school competitions. The Sports Council have regular meetings to discuss upcoming events and to organise future sporting competitions.
Mr Booth and Mr Knapp lead sport in our school. Both of our members of staff are trained and very passionate about the importance of promoting sport and PESSPA (Physical Education, School Sports and Physical Activity) in our school and in the wider community. Recently, we have worked as a team to raise money for MND in support of Rob Burrow – collectively completing 7 miles in 7 hours to raise awareness, money and celebrate his amazing, determined spirit, which we can all aspire to have!
It is extremely important for all children to have an awareness and understanding of health and wellbeing, which will benefit them in their future lifestyle. It is also crucial that children are aware of inclusion and diversity and that there do not have to be any barriers that can prevent you from achieving your goals and living a healthy, active lifestyle. We believe that all children should have the same opportunities and will work hard to achieve this.
All children are provided with regular PE each week, plus opportunities to engage in playtime and dinnertime sport and sporting after school clubs. A specialist dance and gymnastic teacher work alongside our teachers to ensure that pupils can aspire to very high standards and maximise their talents.
We also have a Healthy Lifestyles Team who continuously consider how school can best teach about staying healthy and looking after your well being. Mrs Nicholls (School Council Leader), Mr Booth/Mr Knapp (PE Leaders), Miss Duggan (Mental Health Leader) and Mrs Burton (Mental Health ‘Speak Out’ Mentor) work together to continually evaluate and improve our approach to make sure that as a team, we respond to the needs of our pupils and this is reflected in our PSHCE and assembly calendar.
Follow the link below to find out more about keeping healthy in Wakefield:
Link to Change for Life – Keeping Healthy in Wakefield
We welcome the Government’s pledge to provide additional funding to improve PE and sport in schools. We are committed to ensuring that this money provides pupils with wider opportunities to engage in sporting activities as well as experiencing a range of experiences that contribute to them developing a greater understanding of the world.
For the academic year 2020/21, Castleford Park Junior Academy will receive £20,030 of Sports Premium Funding. Our action plan for how we will spend the money can be found above. Our plan focuses on improving the following areas:
We aim for all pupils to be physically literate -with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.