Sporting Provision

Children at Derwent Vale have the opportunity to be involved in inter and intra school competitions within
football, cricket, netball, dodgeball, athletics and many more sports.

Derwent Vale are unique as they organise and hold the small schools gala for Workington consortium schools.

Curriculum Details

At Derwent Vale we follow the Suffolk P.E. Scheme, teaching Athletics Activities, Dance,
Games Skills, Gymnastics, Outdoor & Adventurous Activities and Swimming.

Sports Funding

Sports Grant 2017-2018

Derwent Vale use funding to enhance provision eg:

  • Sports team transport

  • Resources

  • Specialist coaching

  • Swimming

  • Competitions calendar - Allerdale and St Joseph's


The impact of sports funding has been evident through the following:

  • We have reached Level 3 in cricket 2017.

  • We finished in the top 3 in the netball competition for the first time.

  • KS1 team finished runners up in the dodgeball competition for the first time.

  • We now have two PE Co-ordinators enabling one to focus on KS1 and the other to focus on KS2.

  • Release time to provide training to all staff including lunchtime supervisors.
    Achieving Sainsbury School Games Gold 2016/17 and are reapplying for Gold this academic year.

  • A wider variety of sports offered e.g. rounders, dodgeball, archery and climbing.

  • 85% of children have been involved in extra-curricular sport.

  • The school has formed numerous strong links with the community to encourage children to participate in sport out of school hours and during holidays - rugby, motocross, cricket, karate, gymnastics, dance, swimming and many more.

  • Sport has a high profile in school and pupil responses show great enjoyment, increased confidence and self-belief.

  • Lunch time play consists of a variety of zoned activities with Youth Sports Leaders helping and encouraging the younger children.

  • Chance camp is funded for most able pupils.

  • 100% KS2 get a 10 week block of swimming lessons.

  • Yr6 extra swimming opportunities to support less able swimmers.

  • Yr6 water safety to support engagement in curricular expectations.

  • Whole school engagement in Skip 2 B Fit has increased pupil fitness levels, personal achievement and self-confidence.

  • Alternative activities such as Ribbon dancing raise fitness levels and awareness of different physical activities and cultures.

  • Improvement of PE facilities enabling greater uptake of PE provision time, leading to higher fitness levels and a more positive student mental and physical wellbeing.


Please click below to view our Sporting Spirit Values

The role of a Youth Sports Leader is to:
help organise and put away equipment at break and lunch times,
help all other children in the playground with games and activities,
check sports equipment for faults with lunch time supervisors
and to voice the thoughts and ideas from pupils throughout the school
with regards to PE and Sport within school.

As well as the Youth Sports Leaders, each class have children who lead warm-ups and cool-downs in PE.

Also, the Year 5/6 class help with the organisation of sports day and any other sporting events.





Autumn 2017
Sport Day Year Groups Time Where Who
Netball Wednesday KS2 3-4 pm Playground Miss Greer and
Miss Thornthwaite
Cricket Monday KS2 3-4 pm Playground Chris Hodgson
Spring 2018
Sport Day Year Groups Time Where Who
Multiskills Wednesday KS1 3-4 pm Playground/Hall Mrs Steel




John Gibson: Cricket
Chris Hodgson: Cricket
Zara Relph: Hockey
David Wise: Tennis and Table Tennis
Mrs Millar & Miss Earlston: Swimming
Rob Jefferson: Tennis
Dave Gibson: Skip2BFit and Box2BFit