Golcar Junior Infant And Nursery School

Manor Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD7 4QE | Tel:

01484 652954


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We will make a commitment to being an active school; we will adopt a whole school approach to the promotion of Physical Activity and will work towards offering pupils a variety of opportunities to take part in Physical Activity both within and beyond the curriculum”



Values and Ethos

  • We believe in the importance of educating pupils about the health issues both now and for the future and appreciate the significant role that the school can play, as part of the larger community, to promote healthy issues.
  • We aspire to improve the health of the school community by teaching ways to establish and maintain lifelong physical activity habits.
  • We appreciate the important link between a healthy body and the ability to learn effectively and so will provide the necessary experiences to develop a range of attributes and qualities to ensure the development of the well-balanced, physically able child.

Aims and Objectives“We aim to improve the Physical Activity levels and increase participation of the whole school through the provision of a supportive environment conducive to the promotion of Physical Activity”We will achieve this by:


  • Promoting positive attitudes towards participation in Physical Activity and healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensuring that each child is able to fulfil their full potential in a range of physical activities.
  • Providing opportunities for children to learn new skills and engage in quality physical activities both within and outside of curriculum time.
  • Raise the profile of Physical Activity throughout the school, and encouraging cross curricular links.
  • Making facilities and equipment available for use at lunch-times and break times to encourage pupils to be actively engaged at these times.
  • Encouraging staff, parents and governors to participate in Physical Activity.
  • Encourage more pupils and staff to walk and cycle to school.
  • Work in tandem with the trust to maximise participation in sport. This can be done through the use of facilities, competitions and training.
  • Ensure the provision of safe and stimulating areas in which pupils can be active.
  • Promote and develop safe practice in all types of physical activity.
  • Developing a sense of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour.      
  • Providing pupils with leadership opportunities to develop self-esteem, confidence and communication as well as increasing the number of enrichment opportunities.
  • Providing equal opportunity for all pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or ability.
  • Organise specific events that promote and raise the profile of Physical Activity. Curriculum Provision “Through the curricular Physical Education programme we aim to offer a broad and balanced programme offering a minimum of 2 hours per week of high quality PE and Sport.”The range of activities includes dance, gymnastics, games, Outdoor And Adventures (OAA) and swimming. Outside agencies such as Yorkshire cricket club, Major Golf Direct, Huddersfield Town and Huddersfield Giants have led PE sessions across both key stages.     
  • Cross-curricular links in PSHE and Science will complement physical activity by reinforcing the knowledge, understanding and self-management skills needed to maintain a physically active lifestyle.
  • Schemes of work outline a planned approach to health-related activity to ensure that the national curriculum requirements are being met.
  • We have also used an allocation of our sports premium funding to invest in the local sports partnership. With this, we receive specialised coaches that come into school and deliver high quality PE lessons, which not only benefit our children, but train our staff as well. During lunchtimes and as part of interventions, extra sessions are run to targeted children. The lunchtime club is to improve leadership skills in disengaged children and the intervention is to offer less active children more opportunities to take part in physical activity.