PE and Sports
As an Academy we receive additional PE and Sport Premium funding. This money is spent on specialist PE teaching for all year groups Reception to Year 6. At least one hour of PE curriculum time in these classes is delivered by a PE specialist teacher.
In addition to curriculum time the money is used to enable us to offer free sports clubs to all pupils after school. These include Jujitsu, Football and Dance. These are offered on a rolling programme across the age ranges in school.
We are also able to participate in weekly inter school competitions, using the money to pay additional staff cost, after school. All children leaving the Primary phase last year had represented the Academy, at least once, in competitive sports against children their own age. Last year 96% of pupils leaving year 6 had passed their KS2 swimming assessment.
The money also ensures we have high quality resources to support the development of sport across the school. As well as getting sport specific specialists into offer taster sessions for sports that do not have a high profile in the UK (i.e. Gaelic Football, Handball, Tchoukball). We also work with Firwood School, with whom we are co-located, to experience disability sports like Goalball. The year 6 residential allows the children to access adventure sports like rock climbing and abseiling.
As a Primary Phase we have outside links with local sports clubs. These include Breightmet Wanderers Football Club and Tonge Cricket Club.