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Woodingdean PE Vision

For every child to experience high quality teaching and learning through the PE curriculum. 
To be active, engaged and challenged in their learning showing progression as well as developing leadership qualities and coaching skills.
Every child should have the opportunity to experience a variety of sports and activities in and outside of the curriculum, also allowing children the chance to compete.
Children at Woodingdean will develop a lifelong enjoyment for sport and physical activity as well as an understanding of how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

The Deans Partnership

Deans Sport Partnership

Woodingdean Primary School is part of The Deans Sports Partnership.
It is a joint collaboration of local schools within
the Deans area. The aims of the partnership are to work together in Sport by;
  • raising the profile of PE and School Sport by improving the quality of teaching and learning through direct support to teachers and Inset opportunities.
  • To provide opportunities to increase the range and provision of opportunities to schools to encourage healthy, active lifestyles.
  • To provide opportunities for children to take part in competition and enrichment activities.
  • To develop opportunities for young people to take part in leadership and volunteering through sports captains and sports leadership programmes.
  • To seek ways to create a sustainable partnership for future years.










We believe PE and School Sport plays an important role for every pupil, with the potential to change young peoples lives for the better by engaging in physical activity and sport.


We have welcomed the Governments announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the 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, clubs and events for our young people both within school and the wider community.


We are part of ‘The Deans Sports Partnership’ which involves the following schools; Downs View Special School, Longhill High School, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Rudyard Kipling Primary School, Saltdean Primary School, St.Margarets Primary School and Woodingdean Primary School.


Woodingdean Primary School is the ‘host’ school and the partnership employs Mr.D Hambrook who is an Advanced Skills Teacher of PE to work and support alongside the partnership schools.  Other staff are used within the partnership throughout the year.


The following is an overview of the partnership work so far




What has/is being done

(strategic focus in bold and additional objectives)



Improving teaching and learning*


Provide curriculum PE support with a programme of observation, modelled lessons and team teaching to individual teachers and the PE subject leader



Inset/CPD opportunities for staff

















*Each subject leader has copies of evaluations from teachers supported and insets attended*





Improved quality of provision and greater confidence for staff being supported by upskilling them and then they are able to share planning and good practice with colleagues


Improved achievement levels and expectations for pupils in terms of outcomes and expectations


Supports member of staff with issues such as class management/health and safety concerns in PE


Gifted and talent identification (signpost to local clubs)


Regular meetings with the subject leader from each primary school to provide support and guidance on Physical Education


All subject leaders have attended inset on the new national curriculum for Physical Education


Staff have the opportunity to attend cluster insets and then utilise the new skills with their classes and colleagues



School to Community


Developing the health and wellbeing of young people


Provide opportunities to increase participation



Competitions Programme



Leadership programmes







































A programme of new and enhanced out of school hours opportunities have been offered including both competitive and non competitive activities


Change4life multiskill clubs are offered for year’s reception, 1, 2 and 3 during the course of the year.


Community Clubs run in various activities for the cluster of schools for example dance club


Low cost holiday programmes delivered at central sites


Provide opportunities to increase participation with local providers e.g. Brighton Marathon mini-mile, Deans Leisure Centre


Each school competes against the other primary schools throughout the year for the ‘The Deans Sports Partnership Community Champions Cup’ which is awarded in July at the end of the years competition (10 competitions run throughout the year)


Some competition winners have the opportunity to represent the cluster at the School Games City Final event which can lead onto the National School Games


All children in year 5 have the opportunity to take part in a leadership programme during curriculum time which culminates with them running a multiskills festival for KS1 attended by parents/carers and certificate of achievement presented


Year 6 children have the opportunity to become ‘sports captains’ and lead various activities and represent the school in different ways.  This programme is linked to literacy in terms of the application form and persuasive writing.  Those chosen then help in a number of ways such as assisting with the multiskills clubs for younger children

Enrichment opportunities


Raise the profile of PE and School Sport


Community events/special events







Regular celebration of events in assemblies with certificate presentations and sharing of results from competitions


Commonwealth games torch run – all schools from the partnership were involved in the run that started at Saltdean and finished at Woodingdean visiting all schools.  There were torch runners from each school involved and over 2000 children/adults took part in the laps at the different schools when the torches arrived


Clarendon dance show – over 160 children from the partnership took part with an audience of over 400


Visits to special events e.g. Family trip to Twickenham to see Rugby and to Eastbourne to see the international tennis championships



Reporting and communication


Provide ongoing information for each school through the lead member of staff for PE


To keep schools fully informed of latest curriculum initiatives/OFSTED requirements and support







Regular meetings for lead members of staff from each school


Disseminate minutes from meetings to key personnel


Provide immediate support as and when needed for OFSTED inspections



Partnership sustainability


Create a partnership identity and gain support from local companies



Sponsorship has been received from a number of local companies for initiatives such as multiskills club, sports captains tshirts



Additional information








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Sports Captains 

Sports captains are appointed in each of the Deans Primary Schools.                                                       This is offered to the children in year 6 who have to complete a job application form and have a formal interview with the PE Co-ordinator. The sucessful applicants are then officially introduced to the school in a whole school assembly.

Their role is to facilitate in the running and helping out throughout the year with different activities.

Darren Hambrook is co-ordinating a sponsored swim to take place in the winter involving all sports captains/sports leaders supporting the Martlets Hopsice and the Blind Veterans. The swim will take place at Blind Veterans on a date to be finalised. Also Lloyds TSB are hoping to support the event and some Lloyds staff will swim as well which will mean matched funding that can then be put back into community sports! 

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