Following some internal quality assurance of the provision of racquet sports in school, the staff all enjoyed a day of training in how to better teach tennis and table tennis on the recent INSET Day.

A decision was made to focus on these two sports in PE throughout the school for the remainder of this term, a change to the usual PE curriculum. For the time being, we are narrowing our focus, to try to do ‘less but better’.

In the Summer, we will change this focus, most likely to cricket and athletics.

We are proud of our PE offer. We are committed to provided the highest possible quality of PE and to raise already high standards even further.

To support progress in table tennis, we took delivery of a further 4 indoor tables this week, raising our ‘stock’ to nine tables additional to the 4 outdoor ones. This should significantly increase ‘table time’ for children¬† in lessons. In the Summer, we will look at purchasing further outdoor tables.

As another part of this initiative, we are going to look at ways we can make informal playing of tennis and table tennis more accessible at play and dinner times.