PE is a statutory part of the curriculum and children are entitled to 2 hours of PE each week from KS1 upwards.
We have noticed that throughout school there are some children who are regularly forgetting their PE kits and this is having a detrimental effect on their learning as it may be that children cannot participate without the correct clothing.
It is compulsory that children are required to have their PE kit in school. Our uniform policy states that:
‘The school has adopted the following uniform for PE lessons:
We have numerous children throughout school who are turning up to their PE lesson in their school shoes. This is a serious health and safety risk and can result in serious slips, trips and falls. It is part of the school’s uniform policy, that every pupil should be fully equipped with the required PE kit for every lesson. Also, earrings must be able to be removed by the pupil prior to them participating in PE lessons, or in any other sporting activity.
This is monitored; therefore if a pupil does not have the required kit or cannot remove earrings, then this will result in an initial verbal reminder to the child, followed by a letter to parents/carers if the reminder proves to be unsuccessful.
We really appreciate those who do bring their PE kits to school religiously and want to make sure that this does not go unnoticed, therefore children who bring their PE kits every week will be rewarded with Dojo Points and will be invited to a sporting morning with Mr Smith at the end of the school year.
It is recommended that PE kits are brought to school on a Monday and left until Friday in case hall slots are changed or there are extra sporting activities taking place that week. With sporting events coming up in the next term, it is essential that all our pupils have the right kit.
If you have any spare PE kit, we would be grateful if people could donate, so that we have some spare kit for children to use if they forget their own. This is a great way to ensure that all children are able to access their learning and other events we provide. Please leave it at School Reception for Mr Smith.
Thank you for your support and understanding. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact school.
Mr Smith (Sports Coach) and Miss Garratt (PE Leader)
Wombwell Park Street Primary School,
Telephone: 01226 752029
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