Saighton School strives to offer high-quality physical education which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. There are opportunities to compete in sport and other activities in class, school competitions and interschool events. The sporting opportunities at Saighton School enable the children to build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.
The new national curriculum for physical education is being followed and aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
We offer children extra curricula sports as after school and lunchtime clubs.
Some of these have included football, netball, tennis, cross country, healthy hearts, break dancing, golf, orienteering, balance and move, multiskills, playground games, athletics and clubs organised by the children at lunchtimes.
There are plenty of opportunities to enter competitions in school and at other schools and all children are encouraged to take part as often as possible.
Many of our clubs are delivered by professional coaches for that sport. We are very committed to enabling as many as possible to benefit from these opportunities and so subsidise all clubs on offer.
PE is taught every week by highly qualified sports professionals to all children. This ensures that every child receives top quality coaching and instruction in all parts of the PE programme of study. Class teachers also teach PE and work alongside the sports professionals to ensure that a full and broad programme of study is covered. Children learn to play team games and develop their personal physical skills to their own best ability. They play team games such as football, tag rugby, hockey, netball, handball, rounders, cricket, tennis and many others. In addition to sports, gymnastics, athletics and dance are taught to all pupils.
Key stage 2 follow a programme of swimming lessons and take part in outdoor adventure activities.
All children take part in an annual sports day with every child entering several events.
The government funding for PE has enabled us to put together this rich and varied sporting programme for children and also allows us to update equipment and resources regularly.