Our Lady's offers opportunities for all pupils to access a range of physical activities. Sport Premium funding is used to improve the quality of teaching and learning and the breadth of PE and Sport provision throughout our school. We receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1-6.
There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children's physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
At Our Lady’s through both staff and pupil audits we have identified several areas in which we can make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE we offer.
We employ a specialist sports coach to deliver and work alongside teachers in lessons throughout the week to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE. This enables effective planning, teaching and learning to take place across KS1 and KS2.
All children are given the opportunity to access 'wow' alternative sports within the curriculum such as tri -golf, fencing and archery. A variety of after school sports clubs are offered, these change every term. A football club is run weekly.
Swimming- children partake in swimming lessons in yr3. All children are encouraged to achieve their 25m and time is allocated in several stages to give plenty of opportunity for this to happen.
As well as promoting physical fitness the school alongside Time For Sport works closely with children delivering active family sessions where health and fitness is explored in greater depth. A change for life club is also run after school and we attend the change for life festivals at Trentham High School. An after school cooking cook takes place at differing times throughout the school year which also promotes healthy eating.
To enhance pupil participation a Sports Council have been set up within school. Children are keen to share their thoughts for the development of the PE provision and curriculum which we offer at Our Lady's. They also help to organise any inter house competitions across our Multi academy.
All pupils in year 4 and year 5 have the opportunity to complete bike ability and road safety courses.
Our identified priorities for 2017/18 are-
Priority 1. To raise the quality of teaching in PE.
Priority 2 To ensure consistency of assessment through the assessment of skills through the use of individual pupil profiles.
Priority 3 To improve pupil stamina and overall health and fitness.