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In preparation for our application for the Active Schools Flag, we completed a self evaluation of where we are in Physical Activity, P.E. and Partnership with pupils, parents,local sports organisations.

The following areas were chosen for attention;

Physical Activity;
Introduce Game of the Week at break times.
Train older committee members and others to act as playground leaders.
Introduce class room based activity breaks on wet days.
Promote 60 minutes of activity per day for all.
Introduce physical activity tasks as part of homework.
Link physical activity tasks to celebration times throughout the school year.

Physical Education;
Targets to be set in terms of improvement in Physical Education
Dance and Gymnastics to be the focus of CPD over the next 2 years
Disabilty inclusion training to be included in CPD
The land PAWS programme to be introduce to support the delivery of Aquatics
P.E. homework to be introduced
Feedback about P.E. to be included at parent teacher meetings
Resources audit to be updated
Orienteering Ireland to be contacted to map the school grounds.
Walking track to be established on grounds
All teaching staff to join the IPPEA.

Surveys to be carried out with pupils in relationship to P.E./ physical activity
Physical activity achievement that take place outside school to be acknowledged and celebrated.
Encouragement to be given to the Parents Association to organise events/initiatives in the school.
Develop links with local disability organisations and the local SIDO and the Local Sports Partnership

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