Dorridge Primary School

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Work in partnership SCHOOL AIMS

Independent life-long learners SCHOOL AIMS

Make a positive contribution SCHOOL AIMS

Respectful, tolerant and responsible citizen SCHOOL AIMS

Valued and celebrated SCHOOL AIMS

Happy, healthy and safe SCHOOL AIMS

Physical Education

Sports Equipment

Physical education involves children in the continuous process of planning, performing and evaluating all areas of activity, with the emphasis upon performance. Pupils are taught in six areas of activity: games, gymnastic activities, dance, athletic activities, outdoor and adventurous activities, and swimming. All children have two sessions of PE every week. Please ensure that your child has their kit on the relevant days.

The school has received the Gold Standard in the Government’s School Games Mark for 2015-2016, the second year in a row - a fantastic achievement. This scheme measures schools on their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community as well as assessing the availability and opportunity for children to participate in sport. The assessor stated that Dorridge is:“A strong school that has continued to provide excellent opportunities for all pupils.”

Football, netball, rugby, rounders, hockey, gymnastics, swimming, cross-country and athletics are all available at the School, either as part of the timetable for P E or as an extra-curricular activity, or both. The School is regularly involved in competitive fixtures with other schools, on weekday evenings and at weekends, in football, netball and rugby. Furthermore, we are represented at tournaments and competitions in rugby, football, netball, rounders, athletics, cross-country and swimming; the numbers of trophies and awards we have accumulated over the last few years means that we can boast an unsurpassed record of success.You can find more details on these teams and competitions on the Match Reports page.

Trophys

As well as using our own school hall, playground and extensive playing fields for such sporting endeavour, we regularly use other facilities, such as the Norman Green Athletics Centre and local secondary school sports halls. We actively encourage children to become involved in sporting activities outside School. As a result, local football, rugby, swimming, cricket and athletic clubs benefit greatly from the involvement of our pupils. Furthermore, we are keen to involve other outside sporting agencies in the life of the School and have enjoyed collaboration with such organisations as Birmingham City FC, Aston Villa FC, Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club, Warwickshire CCC and the Old Silhillians. Our strong links with Arden Academy involve participation in many events such as tag rugby, rounders, gymnastics and dance.

Detailed sporting aims are highlighted in the School's PE policy document, but our overriding aim is, through the acquisition of appropriate skills, to foster enjoyment in both participating and watching whilst emphasising the ideals associated with fair play and sporting behaviour. A letter concerning team selections is available here.

The Solihull South Primary Schools Sports Council/School Sports Partnership has issued a Code of Conduct for Coaches/Teachers, Match Officials, Pupils, Parents and Spectators that covers these aspects of school sport in more detail.

Trim Trail

Spring 2012 saw the unveiling of the much anticipated Trim Trail. As a result of fundraising carried out by the PTA, the children now have a fantastic outdoor area offering them exciting ways to be active.

The Trim Trail is used during morning break and lunchtime by each year group on a rota system. In addition, the trail is used regularly by teachers within their P.E lessons.

We look forward to developing Phase 2 of the Trim Trail in the future.

Trim Trail in action during P.E

External links

Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning!

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