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At Topcliffe we believe that physical education, physical activity and outdoor education, supports and complements our school ethos and our Five Keys to Improvement.
We actively encourage high moral and spiritual values, self-motivation, independence and self-reliance so that all our learners can access learning and apply knowledge, empowering them to make a real difference not only to their own lives but to the life of the wider community.
At Topcliffe we firmly believe that children will only engage in physical activity, personal sporting success and competitive sport if they are allowed to become participants in sport first. For children to truly enjoy physical education and school sport they should adopt the approach of both performer and coach.
Therefore at Topcliffe we look at activities and opportunities in school that allow children to foster skills that enable them and adopt extensive knowledge of fitness and health, uptake, consolidate physical, tactical and adaptive sporting skills. Nurture creativity and adapt skills in order to meet the changing and challenging demands of different disciplines. Culminating in an ability to evaluate all performances to celebrate success and look towards nurturing future personal development.
By fostering these skills through the enjoyment of participation, children are able to partake in high quality, supportive physical education as they progress through the school. Developing skills that are essential if progress and attainment in competitive sport is to be achieved. 
Following on from the success of the 2012 London Olympics the government is providing additional funding of £150 million to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Topcliffe the funding is being used to deliver the following projects and initiatives.

  • Creation and delivery of an external coach delivery programme. This programme is designed to complement the existing skills of nationally governing body qualified coaches.  Coaches are challenged and supported to develop their own practice by looking at how to best deliver elements of high quality PE and school sport, including differentiation, assessment, teaching and learning.


  • The identification and hiring of specialist PE teachers and qualified sports coaches to work with the children. Through our partnership with Central Coaching, school is able to provide physical education, enabling all our children to experience and take part in opportunities promoting  participation in physical education and competitive sport.


  • Development of our sign-post initiative that supports children in finding access to local clubs and elite sport providers such as Chelmsley Wood Gymnastics Club.


  • Increased the opportunities for our children to take part in outdoor education. In partnership with the Outdoor Learning Service, Topcliffe has seconded an outdoor instructor  to support and enhance provision. In keeping with the London 2012 Legacy and the success of Team GB in the canoeing and sailing (a total haul of 9 medals combined). We will use part of this funding to enable children to take part in various awards and qualifications that will enable future participation and employment.


  • To continue links with local clubs and societies and ensure the continued promotion of activities and sports such as tag rugby, golf, athletics, cross country running, swimming, football, boxing, forest schools and disability games.


  • To deliver and provide targeted swimming to children that require support in order to meet the requirements set out by the government.

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Topcliffe School
Hawkinge Drive
Castle Vale
B35 6BS
Tel. (0121) 675-6296