At Hunts Cross we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand-in-hand with academic standards.The Government pledged to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding was made available for the academic years 2013-17 and this has continued annually since then.
We have used the Sports Funding to purchase the Enhanced membership of the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership, which, alongside our own schools actions, has enabled us to strengthen and improve our provision in a variety of ways.
School Games Mark
As a result of the work the school is doing both curricular and extra–curricular, the school has been awarded the Silver Sainsbury’s School Games Mark for several years. We aim to reach gold in the future. Due to the pandemic, the School Games Mark award has been suspended.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are committed to ensuring that all KS2 children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality PE. KS1 children receive at least 1 hour per week.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in KS2. As in previous years, we will be taking part in water polo competitions and galas. We are afiliated to Lancashire Cricket Club and also use Chaos Dance to deliver quality lessons to our children.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and Sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life. At Hunts Cross, we promote active and healthy lifestyles across the curriculum and staff are creative in planning physical activities across other subjects.
During our annual residential visit to PGL, children are given the opportunity to participate in different activities which may include orienteering, assault courses, high ropes, raft building, high swings, rifle shooting, zip wires, canoeing and games.
In the summer term we hold our annual Sports Day in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races for our more sporting youngsters. The children are in teams and they compete against each other. Our Team Captains along with the school council and Young Leaders help to plan and deliver additional activities, sports and games.
We take advantage of the Department for Transport’s Bikeability programme ensuring all children in Upper KS2 have the opportunity to be trained in road safety and cycling skills.
Beyond the School Day
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff, sports coaches and high quality external providers.
Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many activities such as Dance, Yoga, Gymnastics, Football, Basketball, Cricket and Rugby.
We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year.
Hunts Cross is currently using the following Key National Indicators:
Key National indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Swimming Data 20/21
Swimming Data 19/20
Swimming Data 18/19
Swimming Data 17/18
To employ a specialist PE sports coach for half a day to plan and deliver high-quality games lessons from Reception to year 6 throughout the year.
This specialist PE coach works alongside school staff in a CPD role to develop quality teaching of games.
- To provide cover to release the PE lead for professional development in PE and sport.
- To provide transport for sporting events and competitions off site.
- To provide training for Play/Sports Leaders to work alongside younger children at lunchtimes to provide a more active and healthy lunchtime.
- To attend sport competitions at citywide levels increasing pupils’ participation in competitive sporting events.
- To provide fun