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PE & Sports Curriculum

St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Multi Academy Trust Vision for PE and Sport

St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Multi Academy Trust is made up of a group of schools working together to provide the best opportunities for every child. With regards to adding to, and improving the existing PE and sport provision amongst its primary schools, the trust aims to do this by drawing on the resources and expertise from the specialist secondary area of PE and sport. St Mary’s College physical education department will therefore serve to lead the development and enhancement of the PE and sport curriculum across the entire trust of schools, with the aim to develop a world class “all through” provision.

Collectively, the trust will use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our schools already offer
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the schools in future years

This will translate into the following outcomes for all our students within the trust:

  1. Every primary school teacher professionally developed to help children become physically literate by the time they leave primary school.
  2. Closing the gender and disability gap which sees girls and children with disabilities much less likely to participate in school sport.
  3. All coaches working in after-school sport to have been professionally trained in how to coach children as well as how to coach sport, with the introduction of nationally recognised training and standards for coaching children.
  4. Two hours of PE on the curriculum at every primary school with a focus on sporting activities as a vehicle for self-development. This will maximise the potential of PE and school sport to improve children’s performance in the classroom as well as their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
  5. An Active School action plan for every school ensuring 30 active minutes per day for every pupil through active travel, active playgrounds and active classrooms.

Professional Development of Staff

• Sourcing of local coaches to support every PE activity planned across the school’s curriculum.

• Any additional staff training opportunities as they arise such as Matalan TOP Sports, Change 4 Life, Youth Sports Trust.

• Part of the funding will be used to purchase a range of equipment to allow our pupils who have a wide range of specific needs to access the PE curriculum at their own level.

• The funding will allow the replacement of aged or damaged equipment AND the introduction of new sports to the curriculum.

• An element of funding will allow school representatives to compete in Level 2 competitions and higher.

• Funding will also be made available to support individuals (working at a high level of performance), to enable access to external opportunities such as county trials when a cost is involved.

• Develop 'club links' (local rugby, netball, football, gymnastics clubs etc) so that children can be offered an accessible pathway in order to develop outside of the lessons.