PE and Sport at Gresham
We are very proud to share with you that Gresham has been awarded the Platinum School Games Mark Award. This is the highest level for the award and is now the third time the school has achieved it. It is awarded to schools for their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education. There are four levels - Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To achieve Platinum, schools have to achieve Gold three times and have a report assessed.
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of fundamental skills as well as different sports so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. Gresham aims to do this by making physical education lessons appropriate, challenging and enjoyable for all pupils.
Through the teaching of Physical Education at Gresham, the range of extra-curricular clubs that we offer and the festivals and competitions that we enter, we aim to develop the children’s processes of collaboration and teamwork, co-ordination, balance, agility, fitness, game skills and general wellbeing. We aim to provide our children with the passion and knowledge to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives and to promote positive attitudes towards fitness and health. We provide children with exposure to a variety of different sporting disciplines, including swimming, dance, gymnastics and a wide range of competitive sports such as racket and invasion games.
We intend to provide all children with opportunities to take part in competitive sports and games, inside and out of school, by taking part in festivals and competitions and inspiring them to find sports that they are passionate about.