Why is P.E so important to St Albert’s?
Through fostering a love of physical and sporting activity, we believe we are encouraging our pupils to develop habits which will benefit them throughout their journey in life. Regular exercise not only contributes to children’s physical wellbeing but also impacts positively upon the state of their mental health.
At St Albert’s, it is our aim to provide children with outstanding provision in P.E so that our pupils can reap all of the benefits sport has to offer. We want our children to understand that regular exercise can make us look and feel good.
As a school, we are determined to use P.E as a driving force to develop confident children who understand the importance of staying active.
In order to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the 2012 0lympics and Paralympics, the Government has heavily invested money into school PE. Each school now receives approximately £17,705 each year in funding. Please see below for our published spending for the academic year 2020/21.
The sports premium received for 20/21 was £17,705. This was spent on:
|Total Gymnastics (including after school club)||
KSSP (intra school competitions within the borough)
Merseyside Multisport after school clubs
Lunch time and other after school sports clubs
Sports coach (curriculum support)
*PGL outdoor learning experience and Scootfit has also been funded by the school separate to the sports premium fund.
You can find a more detailed analysis of how the Sports Premium money is spent in the document below.
What do we offer?
A wide range of activities are delivered in school via the PE curriculum. We are committed to ensuring that all children receive at least 2 hours of high quality, well planned PE per week.
Throughout the year each child will participate in games, athletics, gymnastics and dance lessons.
Children in Years 3-6 have a series of swimming lessons every year and this takes place at the local swimming centre. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres.
Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 also have opportunities for many outdoor and adventure activities.
All of this is further supplemented by each child from Y2 to Y6 being offered a place in an after school sports club. As a school, we also promote the daily mile – an initiative which aims to keep children active every day.
At St Albert’s, we also ensure our children are exposed to the competitive element of sport by entering each class group into competitions throughout the year. The competitions are varied across several sports and present our children with the opportunity to apply skills they have developed throughout their lessons.
Throughout this academic year, all children from Nursery to Y6 will also receive regular visits from Scootfit. Scootfit will allow our children to experience the joys of riding a scooter – a demanding physical activity which we believe they will embrace.
Please find below the P.E progression map. This progression map outlines the expectations for children across all of the sports and activities we cover.
Also attached is the curriculum overview that shows what sports and activities children will be covering at different times over the course of the year.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life. Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as Health and Well Being Week where children participate in a wide range of activities and have a taster session of a sport or activity that otherwise they may never have tried such as fencing.
During our residential visits, children are given the opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault courses, canoeing and abseiling.
In the summer term, we hold our annual Sports Days in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races (although these are done sensitively and in ability related groups). We also participate various in Sports’ Day with others local schools.
The school believes it is important for the children to meet local sporting role models and the school has been visited by Bianca Walkden a local martial artist who represented Great Britain in taekwondo at London 2012, winning a Bronze medal. Previously to this we were visited by Rory Turnham a Blind footballer who represented team GB at the Paralympics and played for Everton FC.
For the past 3 years, we have been delighted by the impact of our sports coach, Mr Wood. As well as teaching P.E throughout the school day, Mr Wood also delivers lunch time sports and after school clubs. Further to this, Mr Wood is now leading physical activity sessions for our children with sensory needs. These short sessions are designed to help stimulate the pupils and improve their ability to focus within class.
We recently received the Healthy School Gold Quality Mark.