Sport is a very important part of life at Westcourt Primary & Nursery School. We believe that keeping active and eating healthily inspires all pupils to succeed. Sport can build confidence and gives children of all abilities the chance for success. Key life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving are developed in both our curriculum lessons and extra-curricular activities.
This page will keep you up-to-date with all sporting developments and achievements in the school, so make sure you check back regularly.
Some of our most recent sporting achievements have included:
Our aim is to increase pupil participation giving inclusive opportunities for all by delivering intra-school competitions for all year groups. We also attend organised competitions through Take Pride at both local and county level.
We also ensure we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities which we run alongside our Healthy Schools programme i.e. Change 4 Life, Play Leaders and Sports Crew.
We measure the impact of the funding that is given to us by:
2012/2013 - Bronze Award
2013/2014 - Silver Award
2014/2015 - Gold Award
2015/2016 - Gold Award
The Sainsbury's School Kitemark Award is an award which must be applied for each year. This helps us monitor our involvement as a school in Inter- and Intra-school competitions. Many of our children have represented the school in tournaments and competitions in the borough and Kent.
We are delighted to advise you that we have recently signed up for the School Swimming Charter, which means we are in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), the national governing body for swimming in England.
As a school we have taken the decision to 'Take school swimming seriously' and we will now receive a comprehensive package of support from the ASA to ensure we deliver consistently high quality swimming lessons for your child.
School Swimming Champion - Mrs Lorraine Hughes
As the school's designated School Swimming Champion, I am now the central point of contact for yourselves, your child, school staff and our swimming lesson provider. I will undertake the necessary co-ordination and communication tasks to ensure we are making maximum use of the resources and support provided in the School Swimming Charter.
Your role is vital.
We take school swimming seriously and hope that you will join us in encouraging your child to take part and do their best during lessons.
As well as making sure your child has everything they need to participate in their school swimming sessions, it is important that you take an active interest in your child's progress in learning to swim. You will find this easier as we will be continually updating you on their attainment levels throughout the programme of school swimming lessons.
Together we can ensure that school swimming is an enjoyable, memorable and valuable learning experience which will result in all children gaining an essential life skill.
If you have any concerns or queries please feel free to come and see me.
Lorraine Hughes - PE Coordinator