PE & Sport
Mrs Hooper has been the PE Subject Leader at Westgate for 15 years. Her favourite sport to play and watch is tennis and she is a member of Ilkley Tennis Club where she is having lessons to try and improve her game!
Mrs Kerry is the PE Admin Assistant and organises our attendance at all the School Sports Partnership events and other local sports festivals. Her favourite sport is rugby and she has played for Yorkshire and the North of England.
Mrs Pollhammer runs a range of extra-curricular PE & Sports club, and is our specialist PE teacher who teaches all the classes from Y2 – Y6 on a Wednesday during teachers’ PPA time.
Our Vision for P.E. and School Sport at Westgate
This Vision was written and reviewed by the P.E. Subject Leader along with the children, staff and governors of our school. It sets out our ethos and aims with regard to healthy lifestyles, exercise and curriculum P.E. and outlines the characteristics we aim to instil in each Westgate child.
Healthy and Active Lifestyles
We aim to educate both adults and children in the benefits of healthy living. We will foster a positive attitude towards activity and exercise and provide many and varied opportunities for children to experience and participate in these first-hand. We hope that this will promote long term healthy, active lifestyle choices. We will build knowledge, improve skills and deepen social wellbeing within a fruitful partnership between home, school and the community.
Competitive and Collaborative Opportunity
Our aim is to nurture confident, resilient and sociable children who strive to achieve their potential through a wealth of competitive and collaborative experiences. We will encourage a positive attitude towards winning and an accepting approach towards losing within a range of sports, activities and settings. This way everyone can celebrate varied skills and success for themselves and others in school. We will provide opportunities for children to work together in teams, understanding the importance of collaboration, trust, creativity and leadership within a group of their peers.
We will provide, ‘opportunities for children to compete in a wide range of sports and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.’
National Curriculum 2014
We will ensure that ‘pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.’ As pupils move into KS2 they will ‘continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to actions and sequences of movement.’ We will support the children in, ‘developing an understanding of how to improve physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.’
National Curriculum 2014
Through our curriculum P.E. we will offer a wide range of sports and physical activities, through high quality teaching, that will encourage children to enjoy exercise now and throughout their whole life. We will ensure children are physically literate, having mastered fundamental movement and sport skills which allow them to move confidently and with control in a wide range of physical activity situations.
At Westgate, we would like each and every child to have a healthy mind and a healthy body.